Study Abroad in Europe or Brazil with UIC Liautaud

The UIC Liautaud MBA program offers students exciting opportunities to gain firsthand experience about foreign business systems and cultures with two unique study abroad options in Brazil and Europe. Participants study alongside international business leaders, develop an understanding of another business and cultural environment, and sharpen their global business skills in an international market - all while earning credits toward their MBA degree! 


Doing Business in Brazil is a two-week course in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas, considered one of the top business schools in South America. This English-language course covers Brazilian and South American business issues, the political and social climate, national culture, consumer marketing, and Mercosur. MBA students receive four elective credits for participating in the program. This summer's program will take place in mid-May; final dates are pending.

Here's what Alan Leon, MBA Alumnus 2012, had to say about the Doing Business in Brazil program: 

“Doing Business in Brazil (DBB) provided me with valuable in-field experience with one of the fastest growing BRICS nations. The acquisition of my enhanced professional contacts, top 3 international business school education, and insight into Brazil's rapid economic growth, vibrant history and welcoming culture, have given me powerful new answers and real-world examples for distinguishing myself from other qualified colleagues and job candidates.” 



Know Europe is a four-week course, through the ESC Normandy. Study is organized in Brussels, Belgium; Haarlem, Amsterdam; Paris, Le Havre, and Caen, France; and Barcelona, Spain. Professors are drawn from Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The program includes meetings with local businesses, field visits to seats of European government, and presentations on major aspects of European administration and culture. MBA students receive six elective credits for participating in the program. This summer's program will take place from June 2-28.

Here's what Adrienne Nadeau, MBA Alumna 2012, had to say about the Know Europe program: 

“Know Europe has given me confidence in my ability to analyze and determine an effective international marketing strategy.

It has also given me a unique opportunity to work on projects in real world settings that I can speak about to prospective employers that help me stand out in interviews.”



MBA Study Abroad Info Session - Wednesday, February 13

The UIC Liautaud Programs Office and the Office of International Affairs will host a Exchange Program Information Session on Wednesday, February 13, to discuss the Know Europe and the Doing Business in Brazil programs offered this summer. Students who participated in last year's Brazil program will also be on hand to talk about their experience with the program.

Wednesday, February 13, from 4:30pm - 5:50pm

UIC Grant Hall, Room 205

Refreshments will be served. 

Click here to RSVP.

Can't make it to the info session but want to learn more? Email for more details.