Weissman Center for International Business

Graduate Student Programs

A Special Note on Programs for Graduate Students

Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to study abroad. Many of the general considerations in choosing a study abroad program will apply to graduate students as well.

Because their programs of study at Baruch are typically shorter than those of undergraduates, graduate students have less opportunity to study abroad. Graduate-level courses at Baruch are more specialized, so obtaining approval of courses taken abroad for Baruch graduate credit requires students to choose wisely. None of this represents an insurmountable obstacle to studying abroad even for a semester, but it does require very careful planning. If you are a graduate student considering studying abroad, speak to your Advisor, and make an appointment with Director of Study Abroad at Baruch to discuss your plans as early as possible.


Graduate students are eligible to participate in several of Baruch’s exchange programs. For a list of those which accept graduate students, please refer to the list of our exchange partnersSemester-long Study Abroad Programs may also offer graduate-level courses.

Winter Intersession and Summer Programs

Graduate students who are unable to consider spending a semester abroad may, however, choose to study abroad on short-term study abroad programs offered during the winter intersession or the summer sessions.

Baruch offers a winter intersession program in France organized by the the Weissman Center for International Business in association with our partners in Lyon, France, the University of Lyon School of Management.

Graduate students who wish to apply to study abroad during the winter or summer should be careful when selecting a program. While the programs such as the Copenhagen Business School’s Summer University or the University of Amsterdam Summer School clearly distinguish undergraduate from graduate-level courses, other summer programs (such as the Summer School at Sciences Po in Paris) offer courses that are designed for undergraduates, but that are promoted to graduate students as well. Graduate students who wish to take such courses will be required to complete additional work to ensure that the credit earned is worthy of graduate credit at Baruch. Students with questions about this policy should schedule an Advising Session with the Director of Study Abroad.

Graduate students are also welcome to study on programs that are not on the recommended list in the Study Abroad Application Portal. To do so, they must submit a petition to and obtain the permission of the Director of Study Abroad.