American Studies and International Business Program

International Business students in class - close upInternational Business and American Studies: A Summer Intensive  Program


Program Overview

This customized program for undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities includes an international business course plus corporate site visits, guest lectures and guided field trips to New York City and Philadelphia.

Academic Program

Participants take one undergraduate or graduate course, together with Montclair State University students, and must have completed any prerequisite courses prior to arrival in Montclair for the program. In some cases, the first and last weeks of coursework and exams are completed online.

Participants matriculate at Montclair State University as Visiting Students and receive and official transcript for 3 undergraduate or graduate credits plus an Office of International Education & Global Engagement certificate upon successful completion of the program.

 International Business students in a meeting

Each student takes one course. The final list of course offerings may include:

Undergraduate courses:

MGMT 231      Management Processes

MKTG 240       Introduction to Marketing  

MKTG 320       Sports Marketing and Management

MKTG 344       Advertising Theory/Techniques


International Students in a lectureGraduate courses:

INBS 501         International Business Concepts and Issues

INBS 592         International Marketing Management




Corporate and Governmental Site Visits

The program includes 1-2 corporate or governmental site visits per week, with accompanying Montclair State University faculty providing background information and acting as facilitators. Site visits vary each year but have included:

            CNBC Television Station     Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Co. Headquarters

            Party City Headquarters      Port Authority of NY/NJ

            Soho Retail Walking Tour  Corrado’s Family Affair Market Complex                          

            Pharmaceutical or Healthcare Company Marcal Paper Manufacturing Plant                                              

International Students in a meeting roomAmerican Studies Guest Lectures

The program includes a guest lectures series on Contemporary American Culture, with 1-2 weekly guest lectures and related field trips. This series focuses social, economic and political environment trends and their impact on business. Guest lectures vary each year but have included:

  • The Business of Broadway    
  • Emerging Trends in American Media and Society     
  • The U.S. Political System               
  • Business Ethics: Profitvs. Social Responsibility            
  • The Media Business                     
  • Rundt’s World Business Intelligence
  • FDA Food Regulations and Its Impact on the Food Industry


Accommodations and Meals

Housing is provided in an apartment-style dormitory on the campus of Montclair State University with four students per apartment, mostly in single bedrooms. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms.  One set of bed linens, towels and pillows are provided. Kitchens are equipped with a set of basic cleaning, dishes and cooking equipment.

A meal plan is provided that covers four cafeteria lunches per week. Students may purchase groceries to cook in their apartments, or purchase other meals in the cafeterias, as they wish.


International Business students in the cityEstimated Program Cost:

    Undergraduate students: $3,700               Graduate students: $4,500

The program cost includes:

            Tuition for 3 undergraduate or graduate credits

            Apartment-style dorm room for four weeks                  

One set of linens and towels

Cafeteria meal plan for 4 lunches                      

Basic dishes, cooking and cleaning equipment

            Orientation packet materials                  

Opening Orientation with Lunch and Closing Reception

            4-5 Corporate and Governmental Site Visits, including transportation

            4-5 Guest Lectures              

            3 New York City and Philadelphia Field Trips

 including transportation and entrance fees    

Use of Montclair State University Library and Recreation Center

            Montclair State University i.d. card

            Office of International Education & Global Engagement Administrative Fee

            Minor league baseball game tickets

            Application and Administrative Fees


The program cost does not include:

  • Airfare                       
  • Visa fees                  
  • Airport transfers     
  • Other meals

Mandatory short-term U.S. health insurance (estimated cost: $50)

            Public transportation to/from New York City for personal trips

            Expenses of a personal nature     Personal theater or sporting event tickets


Admission to the Program

Participants must be nominated by their home institution. Preference is given to students at partner universities.


Terms of Payment

Applications should be received from the home institution

Payment in a lump sum from the partner university for all nominated and approved students.