International Business Program

The International Business Program (IBP) was designed to familiarize individuals with the processes, routines, and best practices of modern business. IBP is relevant for domestic and international students who are interested in entering or enhancing a career in fields such as: Marketing, Finance, Accounting, International Trade, Management, Web Development, Luxury Marketing and Real Estate Construction Management. Baruch College is nationally recognized for outstanding academics by The Princeton Review and is among the most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation. Many of our students have gone on to prestigious positions with top corporations in the U.S. and abroad. We develop and initiate new courses and programs in response to market changes and the needs of aspiring professionals. Please note: The IBP program has replaced the Contemporary American Business Practices Program (CABP).

FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

Learn financial principles, theories in equity markets, valuation, corporate finance, behavioral finance, investment banking, debt and fixed income markets, and international payments

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

This program exposes students to real life scenarios and provides them with skills necessary to obtain maximum results from employees, peers, and supervisors.

WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Learn to build modern, attractive, and engaging websites to support business operations, increase customer conversion, and support digital marketing initiatives.

REAL ESTATE

Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, empowering you to make informed decisions, and lead the design and construction of residential and nonresidential buildings, and other sustainable construction projects.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Gain the skills to measure, record, and report business transactions. This concentration provides students with a strong foundation for their future career.

MARKETING

Focus on one of the most creative and dynamic industries in today’s business world. Companies around the world need to promote their services and products, increase sales, and manage their image.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Delve into professional video production, music video creation, licensing, business processes behind subscription music models, and more.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Learn about the procedures, terminology, documentation, and regulations for the import and export of goods and services into and out of the U.S.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

SPRING 2021
Orientation date: January 15, 2021
Class Start date: January 25, 2021

SUMMER 2021
Orientation date: April 28, 2021
Class Start date: May 10, 2021

Fall 2021
Orientation date: September 8, 2021
Class Start date: September 20, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINES

SPRING 2021
Dec 18, 2020: International Deadline
Jan 4, 2021: Domestic/Transfer

SUMMER 2021
April 12: International Deadline
April 23: Domestic/Transfer Deadline

Fall 2021
August 23: International Deadline
Sept 6: Domestic/Transfer Deadline

F1 STATUS
For International Students, these programs meets the 18-hour-per week requirement mandated for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility and therefore allows students to apply for an F-1 Visa.

OPT
Upon completion of the three semester rigorous program, students may apply for Practical Training, temporary employment directly related to the student’s field of study. The single and two semester formats are not eligible for OPT. Authorization for employment is not guaranteed.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Academic Requirements:

Official Transcript of U.S. Bachelor Degree or equivalent.

Two Letters of Professional Recommendations (sealed).

Admissions Essay describing why you wish to pursue this program and your goals.

Current Resume.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCE
Please provide one of the following:

U.S. Bachelor Degree from an English speaking institution.

Completion of CAPS IEP Level 8 (Including passing scores on AIEP Certificate Exam)

IBT TOEFL Score of 79 or above

IELTS Score of 6.5. or above

TOEIC Score of 700 or above (min. 300 per section)

Completion of ENGLISH EXPRESS.

English Express eligibility requires:

*TOEFL between 70-78
*IELTS score of 6.0
*TOEIC score of 650 (250 per section)

OTHER APPLICANTS

Candidates with less than a Bachelors Degree are encouraged to apply (2 years of study completed as a minimum). Their applications will be reviewed as a Portfolio of Competencies.