4 Countries, 1 Degree

U go, I go, We go, Global.

The UIW H-E-B School of Business and Administration now offers a new track within their Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) program, the Global BBA! 

The Global BBA degree will take you around the world to the U.S.A., Germany, France, and Mexico. Access UIW's global business community, build your professional network, and ensure a successful transition into the professional world upon graduation from the UIW Global BBA program.

Download the UIW Global BBA Four Year Plan

Explore the WORLD of business

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Year 1: USA

Get to know UIW during your first year at UIW's San Antonio, TX campus in the U.S.


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Year 2: Germany and France

Explore all Europe has to offer in year two—studying in Germany and UIW's Center in France

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Year 3: Mexico

Hone your skills during your Junior year at UIW's Mexico campuses while immersing yourself in vibrant business culture

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Year 4: USA

Prepare for your next adventure as you finish your Senior year back in the U.S.

UIW's Global Business Community:

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration faculty, students and alumni have a worldwide influence. Get connected to our community as you study, volunteer and travel.

Build Your Network:

In each location, students are paired with local students to gain a deeper understanding of the business and country culture. Excursions, events and activities bring a variety of opportunities to build each student's network based on their specific interests.

Become a Global Business Professional:

Students are invited to visit with diplomats and special guests before and after their presentations to the UIW community. These special events are also attended by select UIW executive members, which allows students to practice dialogue at an executive level. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The UIW Global BBA program can be summarized in one phrase: 4 countries, 1 degree. Students wishing to earn their Global BBA will start their program at UIW’s main campus located in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Once they have completed the required courses at home, students will travel to UIW’s sister school, SRH Hochschule, located in Heidelberg, Germany; the UIW-European Center, located in Strasbourg, France; and our Mexico campuses located in Mexico City and Guanajuato, Mexico.

The Global BBA program will start accepting student’s starting Fall 2021. Students enrolled in Fall 2021, will be slated to study abroad starting Fall 2022.

Once you are admitted to UIW, you are required to schedule an appointment with the International Business Program Coordinator, Dr. Adesegun Oyedele. Dr. Oyedele may be reached via phone at (210) 930-8010 or emailed at  oyedele@uiwtx.edu. His office is located in the Agnese Sosa Building, room 102.

It is important and highly encouraged to start planning early. First, you are required to visit Dr. Adesegun Oyedele. Dr. Oyedele may be reached via phone at (210) 930-8010 or emailed at oyedele@uiwtx.edu. His office is located in the Agnese Sosa Building, room 102.

You are encouraged to also visit Ms. Brooke Paynter, Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator, as soon as you decide to participate in the Global BBA program. Ms. Paynter’s office is located in the International Conference Center, room F111, and may be reached via phone at (210) 805-5709 or emailed at paynter@uiwtx.edu

Program Locations

Delaying Travel

There may be an option to delay your travel; however, the Global BBA program is designed for you to acquire valuable international experience. If you chose to delay your participation abroad, please visit with both the Dr. Oyedele and the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator to discuss and analyze your options. 

Returning Home Early

Before deciding to return home early, please contact both Dr. Oyedele and the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator to discuss and analyze your options. Voluntarily returning home before the semester(s) are completed may have adverse academic and financial affects. This decision should be carefully discussed and analyzed. 

Cancellation due to political unrest, natural disaster, pandemic, etc.

If UIW or the host institution cancels participation, please visit with Dr. Oyedele and the Study Abroad and Exchange Coordinator to discuss your options or alternatives.  

Do I have to go to all four location to receive my Global BBA?

You are required to participate in Heidelberg and France, however, you have the option of attending one of the two UIW campuses in Mexico.

There is no program fee associated with this degree. You pay the same UIW tuition. The benefit to participating in this program is the lower tuition cost while attending the Mexico campuses, as the tuition will be reduced. Please visit with the Study Abroad Office representative to discuss the estimated costs of traveling, housing, meals, etc.

Financial Aid is available for students who are eligible. Visit with Ms. Mimi Nguyen, Financial Aid Advisor, to review your financial aid package. Ms. Nguyen may be contacted by phone at (210) 829-3911 or emailed at  mtnguye4@uiwtx.edu

View study abroad scholarship and financial aid information on our Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.


Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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