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About Business and Economics in English
The Business and Economics in English Program is perfect for students of all language levels. Classes aimed at fulfilling major requirements in finance, economics, management, political science, and international business are taught in English. You can choose from elective classes taught exclusively for IFSA students and specially selected classes alongside Argentine students at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).
Academics at Business and Economics in English
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Business and Economics in English Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
You will select at least one IFSA class and combine it with your choice of additional IFSA classes and direct enroll classes to meet your academic needs and goals. Through our partnerships with Universidad del Salvador (USAL) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), you have the option to study in English alongside Argentine students.
IFSA ELECTIVE CLASSES
Customize your courseload based on your personal interests and degree requirements, choosing from electives on the Business and Economics in English Program. All elective courses are taught in English and are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours. Classes may vary by semester based on faculty availability and student interest.
- Directed Research
- Globalization and Economic Challenges in Latin America
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology
- Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
- International Business Law
- International Finance
- International Political Economy
- International Trade
- Internship and Methodology Seminar
- Statistics for Social Sciences
- Exploring Community and Culture in a Global Context
Or, choose from our Psychology and Neuroscience in English elective classes at the Buenos Aires Global Flagship.
IFSA LANGUAGE CLASSES
Developing skills in a foreign language can profoundly impact your life personally and professionally. Though language study (other than Essential Spanish) is not required, students frequently report their Spanish language class as one of their favorites and the one they applied most outside the classroom.
Essential Spanish (1 U.S. semester credit hour)
If you've never taken Spanish and you decide not to take an elective language class, you'll take this introductory seminar taught intensively during the first weeks of the program. By introducing key words and phrases and venturing out into the city to practice them, this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life. Right from the start, you'll gain essential skills to communicate effectively and navigate in a new culture.
Spanish (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
No prior language study is required. A pre-arrival placement evaluation will determine your appropriate language level.
- Beginning Spanish I
- Beginning Spanish II
- Intermediate Spanish I
- Intermediate Spanish II
- Advanced Spanish I
- Advanced Spanish II
DIRECT ENROLL CLASSES
USAL and UTDT classes are considered the introductory classes to a more specific topic of study and are open to all USAL and UTDT students. Therefore, they are general in scope and do not require extensive background knowledge in the subject. Classes at USAL and UTDT vary by semester and availability may not be confirmed until after you arrive on-site. Featured offerings, worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours each, include the following classes:
Business and Economics Related Classes
- Coaching for Human Resources
- Consumer Behavior
- Decision Theory
- History of Economic Thought
- Information for Managerial Decisions
- International Marketing
- Introduction to Public Relations
- Mathematics Applied to Economics
- Topics in Microeconomics
- Argentine History: Social and Political Predicaments
- Comparative Latin American Political Systems
- History of International Relations
- Political and Social Processes in Latin America
- Public Policies and Gender
- Society, Culture and Argentine Politics
- Urban Inequalities in Latin America
DIRECT ENROLL CLASSES
When USAL or UTDT offers a class significantly similar in content to an offered IFSA class, students will be need to enroll in the IFSA class.
Classes taught in English at UTDT marked with an asterisk (*) have only 34 contact hours and last for only eight weeks.
Engage in individualized field research with faculty experts in Buenos Aires on a contemporary issue of interest. Regular meetings with faculty will assist in the formation and execution of research plans, and they will guide you on how to thoughtfully and critically integrate academic research with experiential learning. You will sharpen your written and oral communication skills through the development of articulate and comprehensive research that is respectful to the sensitivities of the local culture. For more detailed information and examples of previous student placements, contact your IFSA program advisor.
In Buenos Aires, you can participate in a part-time, credit-bearing internship at sites that may include Argentine NGOs, local corporations or government organizations. Available in Spanish or English, participating in an internship will build your resume and immerse yourself in the professional culture of Argentina.
Working with an IFSA seminar instructor and your onsite coordinator, you will complete an academic paper, earning 3 U.S. semester credit hours. The placement process begins with the submission of the Internship Interest Form upon acceptance into the program, and typically concludes with an in-person interview in Buenos Aires.
Applicants are encouraged to be flexible as IFSA makes every effort to place interns at companies or organizations that match the organization's needs with your skills, experience, and goals, including but not limited to your Spanish language level and communication skills, prior professional experience, and work competencies. Your personal goals are also taken into consideration, so that the internship experience meets your expectations.
Internships may include opportunities to:
- Monitor and maintain regular social media activity to assist with the development of virtual brand presence
- Collaborate with community-led organizations that connect and support startups and entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires
- Develop strategies that advance international relationships in varying industries to increase overall exports in Argentina
- Play an active role in market research to design marketing and advertising strategies
- Conduct industry analysis to expand statistical knowledge and inform data-driven decisions
- Research and write briefs that recommend pathways for economic improvement
The IFSA Buenos Aires Global Flagship organizes non-credit bearing volunteer opportunities throughout the semester, usually as one-time activities or events. On occasion, more sustained involvement may be possible. Opportunities vary, but may include agricultural work on an organic farm, assisting students through tutoring or playing games designed to build social skills, or providing services for the homeless population or LGBTQ+ community in Buenos Aires.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. They are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included film screenings at the renowned Buenos Aires film festival and tickets to see a local football game.
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