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Partnerships with institutions abroad deepen our understanding of diverse cultures and business practices.

Partnerships with educational institutions on three continents create a truly international experience for you as a Carson College student. Partners’ campuses have become popular destinations for study abroad programs. The Carson College reciprocates by welcoming students and scholars from these international schools to Pullman. Partners collaborate on research and share unique perspectives.

Brig, Switzerland

For nearly 30 years, the WSU Carson College of Business has provided unique educational programs in Europe in partnership with César Ritz Colleges (CRC) of Switzerland, a traditional Swiss hospitality school.

Site of a faculty-led study abroad program

Nestled in picturesque mountains, the Brig campus has become a prime study abroad destination for students of international business and hospitality business management. If you’re a certified Carson College student, you can complete upper-division course requirements for a WSU major or minor in international business during one semester of study in Brig. Faculty from WSU and César Ritz Colleges Switzerland teach courses to both WSU and César Ritz Colleges students, with all instruction given in English.

Earning a degree in Switzerland

The WSU offers a bachelor’s degree program in partnership with César Ritz Colleges. It lets you earn degrees from both institutions: the César Ritz bachelor of international business in hotel and tourism management and the WSU bachelor of arts in hospitality business management. The AACSB-accredited, three-year curriculum involves faculty and staff of both institutions. You’ll take classes on site and through distance delivery and will complete two six-month internships.

Chengdu, China

In the rapidly changing global landscape, no international business program is complete without a focus on China, home to the world’s fasting-growing economy. Since 2008, the Carson College of Business has had a permanent presence at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province. The college’s on-site program director builds relationships with members of the local community.

Study abroad destination

The Carson College center in Chengdu hosts undergraduate students in a faculty-led study abroad program. Courses are taught by WSU and SWUFE professors in English. WSU students gain global business experience through field trips to marketing and manufacturing facilities.

Research collaboration

Not only does the Chengdu campus welcome Carson College graduate students and faculty conducting research, its students and scholars are collaborators in Carson College education and research projects.

SWUFE students at WSU

SWUFE students participate in an MBA cooperative program with WSU or travel to WSU to complete a certificate program in international business.