Study Abroad

Today's businesses are influenced by global events, global supply chains, foreign governments, and consumers from all over the world. The Markets & Management Studies Department encourages students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities, U.S. global education programs, business internships, and Duke Engage experiences to build their knowledge of global business practices.

There are several opportunities with course content that will count toward the Markets & Management Studies certificate. Other programs have relevant content and are a good way to supplement your Markets & Management education.

International Opportunities

Duke in Geneva

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Students in Geneva visit CERN, the world's largest particle physics lab

The Global Education Office for Undergraduates, the Markets & Management Studies Program and the Philosophy Department of Duke University offer a six-week, two-course summer program in Geneva, Switzerland entitled, “Globalization: Issues in Business Management and Political Philosophy" under the direction of Professors Alex Rosenberg and Martha Reeves.

Home to a hundred multinational businesses, the European base of the United Nations (UN) and of all the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which deal with it, Geneva provides a relevant location in which to study both the character and practice of international business and its impact on global issues of human rights, ecological protection, disarmament, and economic development.

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Duke in Montréal

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Set in cosmopolitan Montréal, the second largest Francophone city in the world, this program explores the intersection of marketing, policy, and cultural identity. Coursework and site visits during this four-week one-course program are conducted in French. Co-sponsored by the Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U), the Council for North American Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and the Markets & Management Studies program.

During this French immersion program, students meet with key players who have shaped and who continue to shape Quebec's unique identity. Members of the government, chambers of commerce, and entrepreneurs provide context for our meetings with artisans, marketing executives, and arts councils. Our days alternate meetings with hand-on activities as we delve deep into the marketing of Quebec's unique identity, exploring in particular the arts and culture scene that dominates the summer months.

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Duke in London: Finance

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Duke’s Department of Economics and Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) offer a six-week, two-course program in London, England for Duke students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the financial services industry and global financial markets. London is an ideal setting in which to study these topics, given the city’s role as a center for financial transactions throughout Europe, as well as links to the US, Asia, and emerging markets. The location likewise offers students a variety of opportunities to interact with Duke alumni living and working in London.

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Domestic Opportunities

Duke in New York: Financial Markets and Institutions

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Duke in New York: Financial Markets and Institutions is a liberal arts-based, one-semester program in New York City for Duke undergraduates interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the financial services industry and global financial markets. PLEASE NOTE: We actively welcome sophomores as well as juniors to apply to the Duke in New York Finance program.

The program incorporates four full-credit courses taught by Duke faculty, guest lectures and panels, visits to trading floors, and socials hosted by banks and other institutions. The courses feature a broad-based liberal arts approach to issues of international finance, financial markets, and associated institutions. This includes regulation, government-business relations, supporting institutions, and value and ethical issues.

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Duke in Chicago: Finance

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The Duke in Chicago: Finance program is a four-week, one-course summer program for Duke students with career interests in finance and business. The Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO) administers the program in conjunction with the Duke Financial Economics Center and the Duke University Economics Department.

In addition to in-class lectures, discussion, and projects, the core learning opportunities include guest lectures, mainly by Duke alumni working in finance and business in the Chicago area, and visits to financial firms as well as historical and cultural sites. Students engage with alumni working in a variety of areas within the finance field, including corporate finance, private equity, asset management, investment banking, sales and trading, hedge funds, and financial management in the non-profit sector.

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DukeEngage Opportunities

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DukeEngage students in Portland, Oregon

The cornerstone of the DukeEngage experience is its breadth of U.S.-based and international immersion programs, which place students for a minimum of eight weeks in communities worldwide. Through their service, students help address a particular community's issue(s) — and embrace the opportunity to learn and grow developmentally throughout the process.

Over the years, many Markets & Management students have participated one or more of the numerous U.S.-based and International Duke Engage programs.

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