New Paltz welcomes nearly 150 international business students for executive certificate program

For seven years running, SUNY New Paltz has been the primary host campus in the eastern United States for the International Business School-Americas (IBS-Americas), providing summer educational opportunities and cultural exchange to students from all over the world.

2019 was one of the most successful years in the history of the IBS-Americas partnership with SUNY New Paltz, as 146 students from 18 countries visited campus in July for executive programs in Finance, Strategy & Marketing, Corporate Leadership, Competitive Project Management and Business English.

“Many of the students enrolled in the International Business School are experiencing their first time abroad, and will remember this program, and our campus community’s hospitality, for the rest of their lives,” said Jeff Pollard, director of the IBS Program for the Center for International Programs. “We appreciate all who have helped to make this program successful, and to make our international visitors feel welcome here.”

The IBS-Americas program offers an immersive learning experience for students hoping to attain knowledge of business concepts while also learning about English language and American culture. Courses are taught by experienced faculty in topics including corporate financial management, marketing, project management, strategic management and business English.

A majority of students come from Central and South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Guatemala, but others in the 2019 cohort hail from such nations as the Netherlands, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Poland, Spain, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Visit the Center for International Programs online to learn more about year-round opportunities for students in the U.S. and abroad.