International business dual-degree graduates join global alumni network

The Elon International Business Dual Degree Class of 2021 completed their undergraduate academic careers, receiving degrees from Elon as well as a European school.

Eleven members of Elon’s Class of 2021 begin their careers after graduating with two bachelor’s degrees – the BSBA in International Business from Elon and a second degree from a European partner institution.

Nine students standing in front of the Koury Busines Center
Members of the Elon International Business Dual Degree Class of 2021

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, a member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), holds dual-degree partnerships with the ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany; NEOMA Business School in Reims, France; Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE in Madrid, Spain; and Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza, Italy.

As part of the four-year dual-degree program, students spend their first two years studying at their home institution and their last two years studying abroad at the partner institution.

“As a second home, Elon helped me grow as a person and prepared me for an international career in a globalized world,” said Marlo Neske ’21, who attended Elon after spending two years at ESB in Germany.

While abroad, dual-degree students deepen their international business experience by completing a full-time, semester-long work experience as well as a research portfolio.

Many students note the strong personal relationships formed while abroad as a top program benefit.

“For me, Elon has been a life changing experience, both academically and personally, but the most important thing that I am bringing with me for the rest of my life is the people and all the amazing moments we have lived together,” shared Marta De Cossio ’21, who studied at Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE before coming to Elon.

“I am grateful for all the new stories and experiences I have had at Elon, and for the people who have been a part of them,” added ESB/Elon student Alexander Wellendorff ’21.

In addition to joining Elon’s alumni network, graduates are also part of the IPBS cross-cultural community of 13 leading business schools throughout Europe, North America and Latin America.

International Business Dual Degree Class of 2021

ESB Business School


Internship: Watches and Jewelry at Shreve & Co.

Thesis: “The Effect of Stories told by Celebrity versus Regular Person Endorsers on Consumer Perception of Luxury Goods.”


Internship: Consulting at MHP – Porsche Company

Thesis: “Exploring the relationship between corporate social responsibility performance and corporate financial performance in the oil and gas industry.”

Post-grad: Oliver Wyman internship


Internship: Strategic Finance at Wayfair

Thesis: “An investigation into the role of age and performance on perceptions of pay disparity.”


Internship: Conversion rate optimization analyst at Audibene GmbH

Thesis: “Facilitating Economic Transformation in Ethiopia”

NEOMA Business School


Internship: Category Management at Wayfair

Post-grad: Big Data and Business Analytics master’s program at ESCP Business School


Internship: Digital Marketing at Garance Insurance

Post-grad: Master’s in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics


Internship: Merchandising at Wayfair

Post-grad: Finance Internship at Wayfair

Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE


Internship: Social Media Strategist at Paisajistas y Jardineros

Thesis: “Yoga skills applied to the development of soft skills in business leaders”

Post-grad: People Operations & Strategy Co-Op at Wayfair


Internship: Social Media at SC Marqués

Thesis: “International Implementation and Expansion of New Circular Fashion Business Models.”

Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore


Internship: Category Management at Wayfair


Internship: Physical Retail Merchandising at Wayfair