International Field Seminar


The Master of International Business Administration gives students the option to travel on the International Field Seminar to emerging markets, such as China, India, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Brazil, Russia, and Dubai UAE.

The IFS project was initiated in 1998. Each unique experience is developed using a combination of cold calling (emailing) to new contacts and builds on existing global networks. Each IFS is put together in conjunction with its host university, so that each IFS is different but all are the experience of a lifetime. The students participating bring the IFS to life each time and the Professor is often asked by students which is the best IFS... and the answer is always "each and every one of them!."

to sign up
for the IFS
as soon as you can,
space is limited!

Learn about business in your chosen destination, attend classes and visit companies and enjoy getting to know your colleagues in a new and exciting setting. The classes usually consists of 25 students and your Professor. Depending on where we go, the schedule is uniquely developed for that country, so may include getting to know students from the destination country, visiting historic sites, seeing how people really live or just enjoying the food!

The full academic description of the IFS is located on the syllabus posted on the Links tab. Click on the Photos tab for different destinations, or select Destinations to see where we have already been and Guidelines for future destinations and general information.


"Brazil is a spectacular place! The International Field Seminar was a great opportunity to get to know the people, the place and both the business and social cultures of Brazil. We had hands-on experience learning from some of the most innovative firms in this emerging market through our company visits, not to mention excellent tours and great travel. Everyone should take advantage of an IFS opportunity as it truly is a great catalyst for a well-rounded education in the MIBA program!"

Kathryn Carnes, USA
Pricing Analyst
Tropical Shipping
Brazil, 2009

29th IFS - China 2015 LIST
30th IFS - TBD 2016 LIST

Students register for Spring IFS in winter and spring.
Please see Guidelines tab.

Dr. Ruth Clarke Dr. Ruth Clarke Professor of International Business in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Clarke develops, organizes and leads the International Field Seminar seminar and the Strategic International Career Decisions seminar.

Current International
Field Seminar

MIBA students are currently preparing to travel to China in March 2015. This is the 29th International Field Seminar to emerging and developing markets.

H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Destinations

Shanghai, CHINA
March 21-28, 2015

  • Meeting Dates
  • Main campus and via teleconference

  • January 12th, 2015
        6:30pm - 8:30pm
        (Room 2101)