The College of Management’s Office of International Relations and Accreditation held an information session entitled “Florida International University Information Session for Dual Degree and Study Abroad” on October 25. Staci Bernhard from Florida International University was invited to give an online presentation to introduce information about the dual degree program between IBMBA and FIU’s International MBA, FIU’s campus and faculty, and the application process.
At the beginning of the presentation, Staci introduced the campus and special features of FIU. FIU is a public research university located in Florida, and its business school is the third largest in the United States. FIU’s main campus is located in University Park in western Miami-Dade County. The Master of International Business program, which has a dual-degree agreement with IBMBA, is ranked in the top 12 in the nation. Miami, home of FIU, is one of the top 10 biggest cities in the United States, home to thousands of multinational corporations and a concentration of banks from around the world. Miami is definitely an ideal city to study business in!
In the second part of the presentation, Staci explained the requirements for the dual-degree application and some things to pay attention to about the administrative process. Staci also mentioned that to be eligible for a dual degree at FIU, students must attend classes at the Miami campus for two semesters, take 24 credits of classes, and pay FIU tuition during the semester. In addition, FIU also offers Optional Practical Training (OPT) resources to help international students apply for a one-year work permit in the US after graduation. Staci specifically noted that NSYSU students do not need to submit GMAT or GRE test scores when applying for this dual degree and also enjoy the benefit of no application fee! At the end of the presentation, Staci urged students to take advantage of this unique opportunity. The presentation was concluded with a Q&A session.
(Written by IBMBA student, Yun-Hui Lin / Edited by the College of Management)