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Study Abroad Program Locations that Offer Business Classes

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Whether you’re a Business major or just need to fulfill a class requirement, why not take those types of classes as you study abroad?

Business is one of the most popular fields that college students pursue when they study abroad. In addition to general Business, there are so many business-adjacent fields to consider, too: International Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics, Fashion Business, and more.

Whether you want to study at a prestigious AACSB-accredited institution or are open to other prestigious institutions, you’ll be astounded by all the incredible destinations where you can take Business classes abroad.

Here are a few of our fantastic study abroad locations that offer classes in Business or Business Administration.

1. Sydney, Australia

The Australian city of Sydney offers college students a blend of academic excellence and unforgettable adventures when they study abroad. Home to world-class universities, you’ll receive top-tier global education in a diverse and dynamic environment. Beyond the classroom, the area’s stunning beaches, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture provide endless opportunities for exploration, as well as professional and personal growth.

For college students looking to take business classes abroad, look no further than Sydney. As a metropolitan hub and one of the world’s most exciting destinations, it’s constantly buzzing with opportunities! You’ll be able to dive into hustle and bustle of the business world while also enjoying the city’s laid back vibes. Being right in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, students can gain unique insights into the global markets while taking rigorous academic coursework to suit their Business major, interests, or other academic requirements.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Sydney can study at the University of Sydney through AIFS Abroad. The University of Sydney’s Business School is a globally recognized institution committed to forward-looking business and management education. With the prestigious accreditation from AACSB and many other professionally accredited programs, the school ensures its students receive high-quality education aligned with industry standards. The faculty, made up of industry leaders, is dedicated to teaching and groundbreaking research. By attending, you’ll be in the company of an exclusive network of successful business leaders. This institution equips students with the skills and perspectives needed to thrive in the ever-changing world of business! 

Emily shares her study abroad experience in Sydney, including details on the business classes she took.

2. Limerick, Ireland

As one of Ireland’s largest cities, Limerick offers unique opportunities to college students interested in studying abroad and taking business classes while there.

In addition to stellar academic institutions like the University of Limerick, the city itself is a hub of Irish culture and tradition, with a unique history of Viking influence. The architecture is marvelous, and being nestled along the River Shannon makes for a quaint setting. Plus, if you’re a Business major interested in studying abroad in a smaller, English-speaking city, don’t sleep on Limerick.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Limerick can study at the University of Limerick, an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. The Kemmy Business School (KBS) is an integral part of the University of Limerick. As a purpose-built facility, it hosts over 3,000 students pursuing various types of degrees. The KBS offers a student-centered learning experience that aims to produce graduates who are ready to play an important role in both business and society. 

3. Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon is one of the world’s oldest cities! Officially declared a city by Julius Caesar, it has a profound cultural heritage and stands as an alpha-level global city. It’s renowned for its connections across industries like finance, media, and tourism. It’s also conveniently close to numerous Blue Flag beaches, drawing surfers from all corners of the globe.

The city of Lisbon has a thriving business scene that’s characterized by its diverse sectors and entrepreneurial spirit. In recent years, the city has become a hotspot for startups and tech companies, earning it the nickname “the Silicon Valley of Europe.” With its strategic location, supportive business environment, and access to talent, Lisbon offers a ton of opportunities for innovation and growth across industries like technology, tourism, and finance — to name a few.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Lisbon can study at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE), an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. The AACSB-accredited ISCTE Business School in Lisbon is a pioneer in fields like management and business sciences. With strong connections to the corporate world, students who enroll here benefit from collaboration with business professionals, enriching the course curriculum. Employers recognize the high-quality training of students! 

4. Viña del Mar, Chile

Situated on Chile’s central Pacific coastline, Viña del Mar has earned its nickname the “Garden City” because of its gorgeous palm tree-lined boulevards and scenic parks. As Chile’s top beach destination, it offers college students a wonderful blend of small-town charm with the vibrancy of city life. By studying abroad here, you’ll enhance your Spanish language skills, immerse yourself in a new culture, and get to enjoy the renowned hospitality of “Viña.”

Aside from its overall desirability as a study abroad program destination, it also has direct appeal for students studying Business. Viña del Mar is emerging as a promising business hub with a focus on tourism, hospitality, and services. The city’s coastal location and rich cultural scene attract people from all over the world, giving ample opportunities to entrepreneurs in the hospitality and entertainment sectors. Additionally, Viña del Mar’s proximity to cities like Valparaíso and Santiago — and their growing economies — contribute to its appeal as an up-and-coming destination for business ventures in Chile.

Students interested in taking Economics classes abroad in Viña del Mar can study at Universidad de Adolfo Ibáñez, an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. Founded in 1953, the Business School of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez has established itself as one of the most prestigious business schools in Chile and Latin America. It is the only Chilean business school holding the triple international accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, putting it in the top 1% of business schools around the world. While their business school is still thriving, UAI now also offers courses in many other disciplines, including Engineering, Humanities, Journalism, Law and Psychology. 

5. Grenoble, France

Nestled in southeastern France at the foot of the Alps, Grenoble is known as an “alpine city par excellence.” With its rich history dating back to Roman times and its hosting of the 1968 Winter Olympics, Grenoble has long been a global attraction. Despite its small-town charm with a population of around 200,000, Grenoble offers the amenities of a bustling city, including cultural festivals and museums. Surrounded by majestic mountains like Chartreuse and Belledonne, it’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also one of Europe’s most sustainable cities.

Grenoble, France, boasts a thriving business scene driven by its strong focus on innovation and technology. The city is home to numerous high-tech companies, research institutions, and startup incubators, fostering a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem. With a skilled workforce and strategic partnerships between academia and industry, Grenoble continues to attract investment and talent, solidifying its reputation as a leading center for innovation in Europe.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Grenoble can study at institutions such as Grenoble École de Management, an AACSB-accredited institution, and Université Grenoble Alpes through AIFS Abroad. In particular, Grenoble École de Management (GEM), boasts 35+ years of leadership in fields like management, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. GEM is now on a mission to be a “School for Business for Society,” promoting an immense positive societal impact. It prioritizes internationalization, multilingual offerings, and a diverse student community. Located in Grenoble, France — a hub of innovation and research — GEM is committed to innovative teaching methods like gamification and online learning, so students receive hands-on, problem-focused learning experiences. 

6. Budapest, Hungary

Did you know you can live and learn in the dual capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire? That’s right, it’s possible to study abroad in Budapest, Hungary.

Picture this: You’re wandering through downtown Budapest’s 19th-century boulevards. You’re marveling at its pristine architecture. You’re cycling along the picturesque River Danube. Sounds great, right? As a college student studying there, there’s so much to look forward to. You’ll indulge in Hungarian cuisine and wines, and immerse yourself in the city’s dynamic cultural scene full of lively cafés, open-air markets, and music venues. You’ll love viewing its many museums, churches, synagogues, palaces, and castles — plus the renowned thermal baths and Hungary’s natural wonders. As the country’s capital city, you’ll get to experience a busy Central European hub where industry and business are at the forefront of everyday life.

Budapest’s business scene is booming, attracting entrepreneurs and companies from diverse industries because of its strategic location and supportive environment. The city’s growing startup ecosystem and skilled workforce make it a hotspot for innovation and investment, particularly in sectors like technology, finance, and tourism.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Budapest can study at Corvinus University, an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. Located in the heart of Budapest, it’s a distinguished private research institution. The university boasts a robust student body, with around 9,600 enrolled students. Students primarily study the fields of business administration, economics, and social sciences. When it comes to its AACSB accreditation, Corvinus University is a trailblazer — it’s the first institution in Hungary to receive the recognition! 

7. Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin is known for its rich cultural heritage and focus on literature, art, and history. It attracts visitors from around the world. By studying abroad here, you’ll get to explore its friendly street lined with elegant Georgian townhouses. You’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant traditional music scene. Fall in love with historic sites like Trinity College’s iconic campus and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Plus, you’ll have the Guinness Storehouse and the lively atmosphere of Temple Bar in your backyard. Both are essential stops for an authentic Dublin experience!

Dublin is a fascinating place for college students who are interested in business to study abroad. Its business scene is vibrant, known as the “Silicon Valley of Europe” for its thriving tech sector with major players like Google and Amazon. It’s also a financial services center, hosting banks, investment firms, and fintech startups. Dublin is a top destination for entrepreneurs and companies looking to grow and innovate in Europe.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Dublin can study at Dublin City University, an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. DCU’s Business School has a reputation for industry-focused learning. The school offers programs that include a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate options, and graduates are highly employable. Its research is internationally recognized, and their success is driven by their dedicated staff. It incorporates experiential professional development and work opportunities into its curriculum, so students are ready for the global marketplace. 

8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina’s bustling capital city of Buenos Aires has both European and South American influence. With a thriving cultural scene — the very best in drama, music, painting, and sculpture — the city pulsates with the rhythm of its tango origins. No matter when you study abroad here, you’ll find Buenos Aires to be a fascinating, vibrant, and hospitable destination.

For college students interested in fields of business, Buenos Aires is an ideal study abroad location. Its dynamic business scene is fueled by its status as a major economic and cultural hub in Latin America. The city is home to a variety of industries, including finance, technology, and creative sectors. With a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem, a skilled workforce, and strategic connections to global markets, Buenos Aires offers many opportunities for business growth and innovation.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Buenos Aires can study at the University of Belgrano through AIFS Abroad. The University of Belgrano is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Argentina. International students play a vital role in the community life of the university. It hosts over 2,500 students from over 40 different countries every year.

9. San José, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, is known for its array of museums, parks, theaters, and historic landmarks. As a study abroad student there, you’ll get to experience its artistic scene, with music, dance, and handicrafts around every corner. When not diving deep into the local culture, you can bask in the sunshine! There are endless opportunities for recreation, sports, and relaxation in the area’s expansive beaches, stretching along 1,200+ km of coastline.

San José features a rapidly growing business scene with a strong focus on technology and sustainability. The city has attracted numerous multinational corporations and startups, drawn by its skilled workforce and stable political environment. With a growing emphasis on innovation and eco-friendly practices, San José offers an exciting platform for businesses who want to make a positive impact in Central America.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in San José can study at Veritas University through AIFS Abroad. The institution has grown to become one of the most highly regarded private universities in Latin America.

10. Prague, Czech Republic

Looking for a city chock full of picturesque neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm? Look no further than Prague, Czech Republic! You’ll get to immerse yourself in the local culture where aspiring writers and artists mingle, jazz melodies fill the air, and locals gather in art-nouveau cafés. Plus, history will be around every corner! The city’s many castles and cathedrals are marvelous, and you’ll be impacted by important places like the Jewish Museum. Wander along Golden Lane, where Kafka’s former residence is now a bookstore, or visit Mozart’s house from 1787.

For students who are interested in Business specifically, Prague is a great city to make your home base. Its business scene is thriving, and the city serves as a key economic hub in Central Europe. It has a strong presence in sectors like technology, manufacturing, and tourism. Prague has a skilled and educated workforce, a centralized and strategic location, and a supportive business environment. These factors contribute to its ample opportunities for entrepreneurship and investment in a variety of industries.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Prague can study at Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) through AIFS Abroad. VŠE is the largest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. Currently, almost 20,000 students attend. It is considered one of the best business schools in Central and Eastern Europe. The Faculty of Business Administration has EQUIS accreditation.

11. London, England

A city that needs no introduction, London is a dynamic hub of politics, finance, and culture. It stands as one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, with an abundance of museums, galleries, theaters, historic sites, and lush urban parks. London offers something for every visitor to enjoy.

For the college student interested in or pursuing fields of Business, London is a top-notch place to land. Its business scene is dynamic and diverse — it’s a powerhouse across industries such as finance, technology, and creative sectors worldwide. Not to mention, it serves as a leading global financial center, hosting numerous banks, financial institutions, and multinational corporations. But it’s not just big businesses that thrive in London — its vibrant startup ecosystem and access to top talent make it a magnet for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to grow and innovate on an international scale.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in London can study at institutions such as University College London, the University of Westminster, University of the Arts London through AIFS Abroad, as well as at our very own Global Education Center.

12. Paris, France

The City of Light stands as one of the paramount cultural capitals worldwide. It’s full of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, and the Champs-Élysées. The thing is, to truly grasp the enchantment of Paris, you really need to experience it firsthand. Here, top-tier restaurants and high-fashion boutiques coexist with vintage shops and street-side crêpe vendors, adding to the city’s allure and charm. You’ll find a robust public transportation system, a deep-rooted culinary scene, and passionate locals.

For students who are interested in or majoring in Business, Paris is a fantastic place to study abroad. As the capital of France, it serves as a major economic hub. It has a strong presence in industries like fashion, luxury goods, and technology. People from all over the world come to live and work in Paris. Coupled with that diverse workforce, its strategic location in Europe and government support for entrepreneurship make Paris a place full of opportunities for businesses of all types and sizes to thrive and innovate in a global marketplace.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Paris can study at the American Business School of Paris (ABSParis), a member of AACSB International, through AIFS Abroad. The institution welcomes students from over 80 different countries. This allows its student body to make friends from around the world in the kind of multicultural business relations context they will experience in their future careers. ABSParis aims to prepare students for today’s global economy.

Jasmin shares her study abroad experience in Paris, including details on the business classes she took.

13. Rome, Italy

You know what they say — there’s no place like Rome. With its sunny climate and literal ancient history around every doorstep, the Eternal City offers an enriching international educational experience. As a student abroad in Rome, you’ll be immersed in over 3,000 years of Western culture. From the iconic Colosseum to the majestic Vatican Museums, visitors stroll along the streets of Italy’s capital city where former emperors, popes, and celebrated figures once walked. Mind blown!

For college students who are interested in the field of business or are majoring in it, Rome is a great place to be. Its business scene is characterized by its blend of ancient charm and modern enterprise. While the city is renowned for its cultural heritage and tourism, it also hosts a diverse array of industries including fashion, food, and technology. With its strategic location in Italy and access to international markets, Rome offers opportunities for large and small businesses. They can leverage its unique cultural and historical appeal while tapping into global networks for growth and innovation.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Rome can study at the AIFS Abroad Global Education Center. It’s located in the heart of the city within walking distance of historic sites such as the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Academic credit for our program in Rome is awarded by Fairfield University, our School of Record.

14. Florence, Italy

The Italian city of Florence is a timeless blend of art, culture, and history. With iconic landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, and Accademia (home to the Statue of David), the city is a picturesque backdrop that inspires artists along the Arno River. You’ll love exploring Florence’s many museums, galleries, churches, and theaters. Plus, if you’re a food enthusiast, you’ll be in your glory — Tuscan cuisine is some of the world’s most renowned! Whatever your preferences, Florence provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the authentic essence of Italian life and culture.

For college students who are majoring in Business or are interested in it, Florence is a great place to live and learn. While primarily known for tourism and the arts, the city also has a growing community of creative industries like fashion, design, and artisanal crafts. With its historical significance, artistic inspiration, and strategic location in Italy, Florence provides a unique environment for businesses to thrive amidst a backdrop of creativity and tradition.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Florence can study at the AIFS Abroad Global Education Center. It’s located in the heart of the historic center and within walking distance of landmarks like the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Accademia, as well as numerous stores, restaurants and trattoria. Academic credit for our program in Florence is awarded by Fairfield University, our School of Record.

15. Milan, Italy

Renowned as “The Fashion Capital of the World,” Milan is a city that exudes style and sophistication. This Northern Italian metropolitan hub is the business center of the country — there’s no shortage of exciting experiences happening here! By choosing Milan as your study abroad destination you’ll find yourself living and learning in a bustling and vibrant atmosphere alongside people from all around the world.

For those interested in business and intrigued by Italy, Milan is a fantastic place to study abroad. Its business scene is characterized by its status as Italy’s financial and fashion capital, but it also serves as a major hub for banking, finance, and luxury goods. It attracts both national and international corporations. Additionally, there’s a growing and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Milan. Businesses, both large and small, find abundant opportunities for growth and innovation here.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Milan can study at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC or UNICATT) through AIFS Abroad. Founded in 1921, the university has an ethos of service to the community and promoting the personal development of its students. It has a large international student population of over 3,000, and strong ties to the global business community. It’s the most important Catholic university in Europe, and with five campus locations, it is the largest European private university. The main campus is located in central Milan near the Cathedral, known as the Duomo, and is set in a 16th century monastery designed by Bramane.  

16. Salamanca, Spain

An underrated study abroad destination, Salamanca is steeped in the legacy of its university and has a medieval allure. Founded in 1218, the University of Salamanca stands as Spain’s oldest and holds global acclaim for its Spanish language instruction. Beyond academia, Salamanca is breathtaking, with its monumental “golden city” allure. It embraces a pedestrian-friendly layout to make the city as walkable as possible. Salamanca thrives with a vibrant arts, sports, and cultural scene, catering to both visiting students and locals alike.

Salamanca’s business scene is pretty fascinating thanks to its ancient university and the city’s focus on academia. With tech and tourism picking up steam, there’s an interesting mix of old-world charm and a modern hustle.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Salamanca can study at the University of Salamanca, one of the oldest public universities in the world, through AIFS Abroad.

17. Athens, Greece

The city of Athens, long revered as the birthplace of democracy, holds a pivotal role in shaping world history. While celebrated for its ancient classical heritage, Greece’s cosmopolitan capital also is full of modern sophistication. Athens has a youthful population, lively street scenes, and a laid-back lifestyle. Affordable yet vibrant, the city offers college students who want to study abroad the best of many worlds: historic treasures like the Parthenon at the Acropolis, quaint Plaka streets, and ancient monuments, alongside chic shops, eclectic galleries, trendy coffee spots, and contemporary hotspots.

For the college student interested in or majoring in Business, Athens is great place to study abroad. The city is home to a diverse range of industries — everything from tourism and shipping to technology startups and creative ventures. With its geographical location in Europe, its rich cultural heritage, and growing investment opportunities, Athens offers an exciting environment for businesses looking to thrive and attracts professionals from all over the world.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Athens can study at the American College of Greece (DEREE – ACG) through AIFS Abroad, where they’ll have access to the university’s full curriculum, subject to prerequisites. Founded in 1875, it’s the oldest and largest independent, American-sponsored college or university in Europe. It has a student population of over 2,900 and offers over 1,000 courses each year. It is the only institution in Athens with American accreditation. 

18. Berlin, Germany

The capital city of Germany, Berlin stands out among European cities for its ongoing transformation and evolution. It has become a symbol of design innovation and cultural diversity. It has a dynamic landscape that doesn’t shy from its political and cultural upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll find diverse architectural styles and responses to the aftermath of war and destruction in public areas. Welcoming people from all walks of life and backgrounds, Berlin is an inclusive place to study abroad.

For the college student interested in pursuing business classes abroad, Berlin is a great place to be. Its scene is dynamic and diverse, shaped by its reputation as a cutting-edge hub for creativity and ingenuity. Berlin has a booming startup ecosystem, with a strong presence in industries like technology, media, and design. With a relatively low cost of living compared to other European capital cities and an inclusive environment, the city attracts entrepreneurs and business people from around the world. It’s a vibrant and exciting place to do business!

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Berlin can study at Freie Universität Berlin, a comprehensive, degree-granting university with 15 departments and a student enrollment of almost 30,000, through AIFS Abroad.

Braxton, who is pursuing a dual degree in Business Finance and International Business at Western Kentucky University, shares a day in his life as a study abroad student in Berlin

19. Barcelona, Spain

Spain’s vibrant second-largest city, Barcelona has serious cosmopolitan charm. From Gaudí’s surreal cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, to its dynamic business hub and bustling seafront along the Mediterranean, its allure is undeniable. With origins dating back to the first century BC as the Roman colony of Barcino, Barcelona’s 2,000-year history has shaped its architectural, artistic, and cultural landscape. Its Mediterranean climate, prime location for global travel, and avant-garde atmosphere make it an ideal destination for studying or interning abroad.

You’ll love studying abroad in Barcelona if you’re interested in taking classes or are majoring in business. The city’s business scene is impacted by its vibrant energy and diverse economic landscape. The city serves as a major hub for so many industries — especially tourism, technology, and innovation — and has a strong presence in sectors like hospitality, architecture, and digital startups. With its Mediterranean charm, cosmopolitan vibe, and strategic location in Europe, Barcelona is a great place for big and small businesses to thrive and innovate in a dynamic global marketplace. Plus, it attracts professionals from all over the world!

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Barcelona can study at institutions such as Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and LCI Barcelona through AIFS Abroad.

Daniel shares his study abroad experience in Barcelona, including details on the business classes he took.

20. Maynooth, Ireland

A quaint university town, Maynooth’s rich history is evident in its landmarks! From the majestic ruins of Maynooth Castle to the Gothic architecture of St. Patrick’s College, there’s a lot to explore. If being in Ireland’s gorgeous nature is your thing, you’ll love the area’s sprawling Donadea Forest and the tranquil Royal Canal. As a study abroad student in Maynooth, you can indulge in the local Irish cuisine at one of the town’s delightful eateries, bars, or cafes.

Maynooth’s business scene is marked by its close-knit community and academic influence. As home to Maynooth University, the town benefits from a pool of young talent and research initiatives, fostering innovation and collaboration. While smaller in scale compared to urban centers, Maynooth offers a supportive environment for local businesses and startups, with a focus on technology, education, and community-driven initiatives.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Maynooth can study at Maynooth University, recognized as one of the leading new universities in the world and is Ireland’s fastest growing university, through AIFS Abroad. The university has over 13,000 students from over 90 countries, making for a diverse and inclusive environment.

21. Stellenbosch, South Africa

Just a stone’s throw from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is nestled in the picturesque winelands of the Western Cape and is surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. The town has a rich and complex history that’s reflected in its Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian architecture. As a lively university city, visitors can explore fascinating museums, quaint coffee shops, lively bars, and thriving arts venues. Nature lovers will love it here, too — venture beyond the town to hike through vineyards, orchards, and scenic mountain trails.

In addition to its charm and overall appeal as a travel destination, students interested in pursuing a field of business or are majoring in it will love making Stellenbosch their study abroad program destination. As a hub for education and research, particularly in agriculture and technology, the town offers a blend of innovation and tradition. With a growing ecosystem of startups, wineries, and academic institutions, Stellenbosch gives businesses exciting opportunities for growth!

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Stellenbosch can study at Stellenbosch University, an AACSB-accredited institution, through AIFS Abroad. The Stellenbosch Business School (SBS) is located in a prominent global city with a thriving economy, known for its technology and knowledge-intensive sectors. Positioned in one of Africa’s most captivating regions, the Western Cape, students who enroll at SBS get to enjoy the diverse natural landscapes of mountains, oceans, and lush winelands. South Africa’s cultural richness and complex societal issues emphasize the need for responsible leadership, and SBS is dedicated to nurturing such leaders.  

22. Granada, Spain

Nestled between the jaw-dropping peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea on the Costa del Sol, Granada offers the best of so many worlds. It has cosmopolitan charm while maintaining its Andalusian small-town essence. The locals are known for their warmth and hospitality. Throughout the city, traces of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque influences can be seen on every corner. Landmarks such as the Alhambra Palace, Generalife Gardens, Cathedral, and Royal Chapel are must-sees. These architectural marvels, alongside the Arab baths, the Bañuelo, and the Carthusian monastery, attract visitors from around the world year after year.

On top of its overall appeal as a travel destination, Granada is a spectacular place for students pursuing business to study abroad. Its business scene reflects its rich cultural heritage and academic prominence, anchored by the renowned University of Granada. The city has a diverse economy, with a focus on tourism, agriculture, and technology.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Granada can study at the University of Granada, home to a population of over 60,000 students, through AIFS Abroad.

23. Madrid, Spain

Spain’s capital city of Madrid pulses with a relentless rhythm. While it’s a cosmopolitan hub of four million people, it somehow also manages to be effortlessly welcoming. Madrid not only embraces life but also its visitors, making it feel like home from the moment you arrive. Here you’ll find unique contrasts around every corner, with royal palaces and medieval mansions sitting alongside modern architectural marvels. Revel in trying traditional Spanish cuisine one day and innovative creations that reflect the country’s culinary renaissance the next. You’lll love exploring Madrid’s world-renowned galleries like the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, showcasing masterpieces by Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, and Dalí.

Madrid is a perfect place for students to study abroad if they’re passionate about or pursuing a field in business. Its business scene is bustling, fueled by its status as Spain’s capital and economic powerhouse. The city is a major global financial center and home to a diverse range of industries, such as banking, technology, and tourism.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Madrid can study at Universidad Nebrija through AIFS Abroad, where 6,000 students (including over 500 international students) are integrated across three campuses. Integration between international and Spanish students is a normal part of daily life at the university, with students sharing the same facilities and services. Nebrija prides itself on the high standard of its programs, its individual attention to students, and the diversity of nationalities among its student body. One of its main objectives is for students to become interculturally competent in using real-world skills demanded of today’s professionals.

24. Valencia, Spain

Spain’s coastal city of Valencia is a great place to study abroad! The city has embraced innovation, epitomized by the futuristic architecture of La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, Europe’s largest cultural complex and park, built on the former riverbed. You’ll find Valencia’s rich heritage around every corner, but it’s especially evident in the historic Carmen neighborhood, the art nouveau Central Market, and La Lonja, a 15th-century silk exchange, showcasing the seamless blend of old and new. Indulge in authentic paella, invented in Valencia, and experience the lively spectacle of Las Fallas, one of Spain’s grandest festivals, during spring semester.

As a city that truly focuses on innovation, Valencia’s business scene is one of a kind. Known for its thriving industries in sectors like tourism, agriculture, and technology, Valencia offers a dynamic environment for entrepreneurship and ingenuity. The city is an attractive destination for businesses, both large and small, seeking to capitalize on its unique blend of economic potential and lifestyle appeal.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Valencia can study at Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) through AIFS Abroad. The university has quickly become an incomparable center of creativity, providing its students with a university experience of the highest quality. It seeks to facilitate a strong college community while also providing a highly personalized experience for each student. There are exciting academic and professional opportunities at UCV and learning extends far beyond the classroom. Students have access to a rich variety of community service opportunities, professional internships, clubs, associations and intercollegiate sports.

25. Seville, Spain

Spanish culture is encapsulated in Seville. With its intimate flamenco venues, bustling tapas bars, and charming squares filled with cheerful Sevillanos, you’ll love studying abroad here. Its lively historic center, home to the Real Alcázar, Cathedral, Giralda Tower, and the Barrio Santa Cruz, reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage as a former Moorish capital and thriving trading port in the 16th century. The city is known for its vibrant celebrations, dramatic flair, and zest for life. With an abundance of activities, sights, and exploration opportunities, Seville will warmly welcome you to a semester abroad full of discovery.

Business students interested in studying abroad here will be thrilled to know that Seville’s business scene is thriving in the area’s emerging modern economy. The city serves as a hub for industries such as tourism, agriculture, and renewable energy, blending tradition with innovation. With its historic charm, location in Andalusia, and growing focus on sustainability, Seville offers a fantastic environment for businesses who want to thrive and contribute to its ongoing economic transformation.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Seville can study at Pablo de Olavide University through AIFS Abroad. It has an extensive university community made up of more than 70,000 students. At the university’s heart is to build a more human institution that’s close to the people, which is governed with them and for them, promoting participation and dialogue. 

26. Seoul, South Korea

South Korea’s capital city of Seoul is at the forefront of creativity! It provides a fascinating gateway to Korean culture and heritage. Here, students can delve into world-class museums, vibrant art galleries, diverse cuisine, and lively nightlife, as well as partake in festivals, theater performances, and sporting events. Seoul promises a captivating experience for those spending a semester or summer abroad!

As a booming metropolis, Seoul’s business scene is dynamic and innovative, making it an amazing place for students interested in pursuing business. The city is home to major corporations like Samsung, Hyundai, and LG. Corporations like these calling Seoul home contribute to its reputation as a leading center for technology, electronics, and automotive industries, among others. Not only do big companies settle and grow here, but startups are prevalent too! With a vibrant economic ecosystem, world-class infrastructure, and forward-thinking policies, Seoul offers tons of opportunities for businesses to thrive.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Seoul can study at Sogang University, rated among the top universities in the city, through AIFS Abroad. Of Sogang’s approximately 8,000 students, over 1,300 of them are international, giving the university a strong international atmosphere. 

27. Salzburg, Austria

The hills are alive! Salzburg, renowned as Mozart’s birthplace and home to “The Sound of Music,” stands as one of Europe’s most elegant cities. It earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its distinctive architecture and character! Nestled north of the Alps, the city is surrounded by gorgeous meadows, lakes, and mountains — perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Unwind with a cozy chat over hot chocolate in a local coffee shop, immersing yourself in the warm hospitality of native Austrians.

While Salzburg is a smaller city, it has a business scene that uniquely blends its cultural heritage and economic vitality. The city is renowned for its music and tourism industries, which contribute significantly to its economy. Additionally, It’s an attractive destination for businesses looking to thrive amidst a backdrop of historic charm and modern opportunity.

Students interested in taking Business classes abroad in Salzburg can study at the AIFS Abroad Global Education Center, located within walking distance from the old city. Academic credit for our program in Salzburg is awarded by Fairfield University, our School of Record.

Bonus: Do a Business Internship Abroad

Interning abroad is your chance to do something different, learn outside of the classroom, gain work experience, earn academic credit, make lifelong friendships, and explore the world. AIFS Abroad internship programs are offered in 15 exciting international cities and in over 40 career fields overall, with internship placements available in Business. You’ll build your resume while having the experience of a lifetime!

These aren’t the only study abroad locations that offer classes for Business majors or enthusiasts.

AIFS Abroad offers study abroad and international internship programs around the world. Maybe you’ve completed your Business major’s requirements and are looking to explore other topics through electives, or maybe you want to go to a metropolitan or economic hub where business professionals flock to for their career. No matter your goals, we have a program to suit your needs.

Have any questions about studying or interning abroad with AIFS Abroad? We’re here to help!

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