Global Business Management Rotation

Spend two semesters at RIT’s global campuses in Croatia and Dubai studying global business and trade, international business climates, and how cultural perspectives around the world influence communication, team work, negotiations, and problem solving.

The global business management major offers a two-semester study abroad rotation for you to gain a global perspective of international business and commerce. You’ll study on three continents for a truly immersive global business education.

About the Global Business Management Rotation

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Your studies begin at RIT's main campus in Rochester, NY. You will then spend the spring semester of your second year at RIT Croatia, studying in Zagreb, the country's capital and largest city. Zagreb, situated between central Europe and the Adriatic Sea, is a center for international trade and business. It's also a bustling Central European-style city with modern architecture, winding cobblestone streets, and old city neighborhoods.

In the spring semester of your third year, you will study at RIT Dubai. The campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world's leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design. You will live and learn in a city that embodies the spirit of innovation, world class engineering, and dynamic architectural design. Dubai is a hub of international trade and business.

In addition to course work at RIT Croatia and RIT Dubai, your study abroad experience also includes a range of professionalized experiences in both cities, including:

company visits and tours

networking events

mentorship opportunities

professional skill-building workshops

At both of RIT's global campuses, courses are taught in English and the English language is widely spoken in both countries. All course work completed during the two semesters abroad count toward your degree in global business management.

What You’ll Study

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At RIT Croatia, you’ll will select business courses in communication, marketing, organizational behavior, and more. In addition, you’ll complete courses that immerse you in the specific business challenges and opportunities in Croatia. You’ll learn about the ecology of Croatia’s famed Dalmatian Coast, an international tourist location, and select courses in topics such as international tourism and hospitality, exporting and global supply chains, and doing business in Europe.

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At RIT Dubai, you’ll select business courses in business ethics and social responsibility, entrepreneurship, design thinking, consumer behavior, and more. In addition, you’ll complete courses on the unique environment of doing business in Asia, a massive growing and evolving business landscape that’s introducing opportunities and influencing business decisions around the globe.

Study Abroad Schedule

Year Fall Spring
Year 1 RIT RIT
Year 2 RIT RIT Croatia
Year 3 RIT RIT Dubai
Year 4 RIT RIT

Global Business Rotation: A World of Benefits

The opportunity to live and learn in two dynamic international cities at the heart of global business, trade, and commerce provides an immersive, hands-on way for you to experience international business first-hand. While you complete course work at RIT Croatia and RIT Dubai, you will also:

Engage in professional experiences, including company visits/tours, networking events, mentorship opportunities, and skill-building workshops.

Compare and contrast the business climates of emerging and established economies and deeply understand how government regulations, labor issues, and financial systems shape the local business practices in Croatia and Dubai.

Build relationships and collaborative partnerships with business leaders, alumni, and local students.

Sharpen your professional skills and gain an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence communication, team work, negotiation, and problem solving.

Additional benefits

All courses are taught in English and English is widely spoken in both Croatia and Dubai. Explore the culturally diverse regions of Europe and Asia through guided and independent travel.

How to Apply

Admitted First-Year Students or Confirmed Incoming First-Year Students:

  1. If you have not done so, confirm your intent to enroll in RIT by visiting the student portal to complete the “Reply to Offer of Admission” and submit your enrollment deposit with the secure link under “Payment Due.”
  2. Once you submit your enrollment deposit, complete the form below. A member of the RIT Global team will reach out to have a discussion about the global business management rotation.

Current RIT Students:

  1. Current RIT students who are already in the global business management major should fill out the form below. A member of the RIT Global team will reach out to have a discussion about the global business management rotation and next steps.

Additional Information

Program Cost

Including flights and cultural activities, you will pay the same or less than the average cost of attendance for a semester at the main RIT campus and you can use your RIT and federal aid. Students will pay the same RIT Rochester tuition as well as a program fee that includes housing, some meals, public transportation, some visa costs, and many cultural activities and weekend trips. Students will be expected to pay additional out-of-pocket costs (flight, meals, personal spending, etc.). Students will receive a detailed budget outlining all these costs and will have access to all their federal and RIT aid.

Scholarship Opportunity
Students who commit to the program prior to beginning their first-year year at RIT will receive an automatic $1,000 scholarship for each semester of travel.


Students will receive full support from the RIT Education Abroad office and in-country staff in Croatia and Dubai. All participants will attend a health and safety pre-departure meeting before traveling, a Croatia- and Dubai-specific pre-departure meeting, and attend a welcome orientation upon arriving in Croatia and Dubai.

Travel and Housing Logistics

Students will work with a study abroad advisor in the RIT Education Abroad office on the visa process.

RIT Croatia and RIT Dubai will make housing arrangements for students (apartments in Zagreb; student dorm in Dubai)

Travel to Croatia and Dubai
Students will book their own flights.

Croatia and Dubai are ranked incredibly high for safety. You’ll also have the support of faculty and staff at RIT Croatia and RIT Dubai throughout your time at both campuses.

Contact Us

For more information, complete the form below or contact Hillary McCormick at or 585-475-5929.