Institute for International Business

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The Program > Academic Program


During your two-month stay in New Paltz, you will participate in a rigorous academic program that includes the courses listed below:

Business Courses

IIB students join American and other international students in two business classes at the graduate or undergraduate level. You may choose from courses in marketing, finance, consumer behavior, economics, human resources, organizational behavior, and others. You will join these full-semester classes for the first half of the semester. For a general list of business courses offered at the school of business  - click here.

Public Relations

You will study public relations in a course designed especially for the IIB. Taught by several SUNY New Paltz professors and instructors from the SUNY New Paltz Department of Communication and Media, all experienced experts in the field, this course covers such topics as persuasion and public opinion, the electronic media, the mass media, international advertising, news releases, and much more. Case studies are an integral part of the course, and you will have a chance to try your hand at writing press releases. For information about the SUNY New Paltz Department of Communication and Media, visit their Web site.

Business Communication

In this course designed especially for the IIB, you will learn the American style of business writing and speaking. You will get a chance to write business letters and memos and do a business report complete with an oral presentation. All the while, you will be improving your grammar, fluency, and vocabulary in the language that has become the major language of business and travel throughout the world.