About GBI

GBI Program Overview

Welcome to the Global Business Institute (GBI), your opportunity to study and practice business at one of the international Pitt Business campuses. GBI prepares you for the business world through coursework that advances your degree, out of the classroom experiences that create cultural competence, and internship opportunities that provide you with transferable workplace skills.

In addition to providing business courses and internships, each location allows you the opportunity to complete nearly all of the requirements of the Certificate Program in International Business in just one semester.

GBI Location Information

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Explore the vibrant culture of this energetic port city, the gateway to Argentina and home to people from all over the world, from Europe to Latin America. Learn to tango like the locals, appreciate Latin American art at the MALBA, cheer on the soccer team, and navigate the cobblestone pedestrian streets in search of the perfect cafe.

See all the GBI Buenos Aires blogs by clicking here.

Florence, Italy


Despite its pivotal role in the history of civilization and its significance as an artistic and cultural center, Florence retains the bustle and charm of a small town in a bygone age. Ancient, medieval, renaissance, cosmopolitan, yet with all modern conveniences, Florence, perhaps more than any other city, is a tapestry displaying Europe’s emergence from the Dark Ages through to the 21st century.

See all the GBI Florence blogs by clicking here.

London, England


If your first thoughts of London are the Royal Family and Downton Abbey, prepare to be blown away by what else London has to offer.  English history and culture are juxtaposed against streets filled with black cabs and lined with ethnic restaurants from Algerian to Indian to Vietnamese.  The birthplace of the English language is now home to speakers of more than 30 languages – and that doesn’t count the variety of English accents you will hear.  Skyscrapers tower over 17th-century buildings while Big Ben overlooks the River Thames.

See all the GBI London blogs by clicking here.

Shanghai, China


Shanghai is China’s largest city and its commercial and financial hub. It’s important geographical location where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea has made it a center of foreign trade activities from the mid-1800, and it now boasts the world’s busiest container port. This modern metropolis has a very global and cosmopolitan feel but is still quintessentially Chinese, which has earned it the nickname of “Paris of the East” and the “Pearl of the Orient”.

See all the GBI Shanghai blogs by clicking here.

Sydney, Australia


Sydney is known for its surfers and sunshine, but living in the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in the Land Down Under offers you so much more.  Sydney is a key player in the Asia-Pacific supply chain, an epicenter of finance, and has a large natural resources industry. Additionally, brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, and design, the city has a firm reputation as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world.

See all the GBI Sydney blogs by clicking here.

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