The IPBS Partnership

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is a member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), a consortium of leading business schools that affords you a chance to earn a dual degree.

The mission of the IPBS is to create an international, multicultural and experiential management-oriented program that enhances the capacity of students to operate successfully in a global economy. IPBS stresses the importance of students having the opportunity to live, study, and work in another country as part of their business program—developing language fluency and cultural and business competence. In existence since 1974, the IPBS has a strong network of alumni working throughout the world.

All students in the IPBS bachelor programs major in international business, intensively study a second language, spend one to three semesters studying at a partner university, and complete two six-month co-op work placements —one in the U.S. and the other in the host country. Students who spend two years at the partner university and complete all the requirements receive a degree from the partner institution as well as from Northeastern.

Members of the IPBS consortium include:

Reims, France: NEOMA, Centre d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management 
Reutlingen,Germany: Reutlingen University, ESB Business School
Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University, DCU Business School 
Piacenza, Italy: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Facoltà di Economia – Piacenza 
Puebla, Mexico: Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Escuela de Negocios y Economía 
Madrid, Spain: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección Empresas 
Lancaster, England: Lancaster University, The Management School 
Boston, Massachusetts: Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business 
Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management