Study Abroad and Internships

Time spent abroad for study or internship activities constitutes an integral part of the International MBA Program. Through partnership agreements with academic institutions in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, International MBA students gain an international experience by studying abroad or working abroad! U.S. Students must include 3 credit hours International Experience in Semesters three (Summer). International Students will study and intern in Memphis. US International MBA students will intern abroad. Securing an appropriate internship is the student's responsibility (the IMBA office will assist the student) and must be approved by the IMBA Program for academic credit.

Depending upon the language track chosen, US students may spend a summer semester overseas studying abroad or doing an internship abroad.

Options for US Students:

The University of Memphis' International MBA program has partnerships with the following institutions. US students spend a semester at the following sites, or may do an internship at any location approved by the IMBA Program.

JAPAN: Osaka University of Economics (Japanese Business Track)
FRANCE: Ecole de Management - Strasbourg - Robert Schuman University (French Business Track)
GERMANY: Catholic University of Eichstaett (German Business Track)
PERU: ESAN Graduate School of Business (Spanish Language Track)
INDIA: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore –or– Alliance School of Business - Bangalore (World Region Language Track)
CHINA: Nanjing University (Chinese Business Track)

Note About Study Abroad Fees

The Study Abroad office charges all students participating in an international experience an application fee of $350. The fee covers administrative costs, membership fees and an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for each student participating in a study abroad program. This fee is non-refundable and is due at the time you submit your completed application. If the study abroad office is unable to place you at a requested site the application fee will be refunded.

Options for International Students:

International students usually follow the US Business Track. They generally take classes at the University of Memphis and intern at a company based in Memphis, where they have first-hand experience in US business practices.

Partial List of Host Companies Previously Providing IMBA Internships:

  • FedEx - USA
  • Aerospace Products – USA
  • Cargill – USA
  • First TN – USA
  • International Paper - USA
  • AutoZone - USA
  • Medtronic  - USA
  • Cummins - USA
  • Nike - USA
  • Audi- Germany
  • Kurimoto - Japan
  • BDO Consulting - Germany
  • Leipa - Germany
  • CEMEX - Mexico
  • Saturn - Germany
  • Council of Europe - France
  • Messe Munchen - Germany
  • Misslbeck GMBH - Germany
  • FedEx - Mexico
  • Glassfiber - Mexico
  • Panasonic - Japan
  • General Motors - France
  • Servmark - Germany
  • Hypo Bank - Germany
  • Steelcase Stafor - France
  • Fujitsu – Japan
  • Eurez – Germany
  • Alsace International – France