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A.B. Freeman School of Business

International Business is a topic/field of study in business schools that has its origins in the field of international economics where scholars have studied international trade, investment, and finance in relation to economic development for many years.


At the Freeman School of Business, International Business is viewed as:

  • the study of how different regions and/or countries relate to each other through international trade, investment, and finance;
  • the study of how individual companies face the strategic challenges of international competition and take advantage of the opportunities of international markets;
  • the study of the special challenges individual managers face in dealing with people, markets, and institutions that differ around the world.

The Goldring Institute of International Business was founded in 1991 to house the research and academic programs of the A.B. Freeman School of Business which were related to international business. Its role is derived from the schools mission to have "a strong emphasis on the global issues facing modern business." The specific objectives of the Goldring Institute have evolved to be twofold:

  • provide the Freeman School of Business students the opportunity to learn about the cultural and business challenges and opportunities of the development of the global economy in which they will live and work, and;
  • to be a leader in management education in the developing regions of the world through the establishment of academic institutions in these regions and the export of management educational programs.

The programs offered for the Freeman School of Business students include: semester study abroad, summer abroad courses, student exchanges, the Global MBA (Master of Global Management Dual Degree Option), the MBA Global Leadership Module, and a proposed undergraduate major and minor in international business. Our MBA, EMBA, and MGM programs all require travel and classes abroad.

The programs supporting our leadership role in the developing regions include: the faculty development PhD program for Latin American faculty, the Master of Management, Master of Global Management, and International EMBA degree programs with selected schools in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.


Faculty Advisory Committee

  • Mike Burke
  • Christopher McCusker
  • James McFarland
  • Paul Spindt
  • Venkat Subramaniam

Faculty Affiliates

  • Carlos Villanueva, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Alain Dumont, HEC (Emeritus), Paris, France
  • Robert Robinson, ICADE, Madrid, Spain
  • Cesar Sepulveda, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

Advisory Board

  • Ira Solomon, Dean, Freeman School, New Orleans, LA
  • Jacques Sarrazin, LaFarge, Paris, France
  • Henrique Vollmer, Santa Teresa, Caracas, Venezuela

program locations

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Venezuela
  • United States

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