Study Abroad


Business majors who would like to study abroad can use the services of the university’s Office of Global Affairs. The Office provides eligibility criteria, information sessions, and full access to the university’s database of available study abroad programs. In order to study abroad, business majors have to meet the eligibility criteria required of all Sacred Heart University students.

Students may opt to study abroad in one of three types of programs:

  • SHU or SHU-affiliated program
  • Approved non-Affiliated program
  • College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program

Some of the benefits of attending SHU programs (versus attending a non-Affiliated or CCIS program) are:

  • Ease of credit transfers
  • Ease of financial aid transfer
  • Knowledgeable staff and support of the SHU Office of Global Affairs

Take a General Requirements Course Abroad

Students may opt to take a general requirements course abroad through one of the three types of programs offered by the Office of Global Affairs

Take a Business Course Abroad

BU299 Doing Business in China

This course offers an interdisciplinary study of essential components pertinent to doing business with China. Students will learn about the Chinese language and culture as well as China’s history and political and economic systems and explore contemporary issues related to doing business with China, including guanxi(relationship), entry strategies and intellectual property protection. The course includes 8 weeks of instructions on the main campus and an 11-day study tour in China.

The China tour includes visits to several major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Chengdu, as well as some famous cultural attractions like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Panda Breeding Research Institute. The class also visits a number of businesses where students have the opportunity to learn first-hand how Chinese and foreign multi-national business operate effectively and efficiently in China.

Continue on with an MBA at our Luxembourg Campus

Business majors who would like to also obtain an MBA degree may choose to complete the graduate business program at the WCOB campus in Luxembourg