College of Business and Behavioral Science

Dual Degree Programs

Students studying economics, management and marketing have the opportunity to earn a second degree through one of Clemson’s partner institutions. Currently, Clemson has partnerships with Université catholique de Louvain and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics as part of the Transatlantic Exchange in Economics (TREE) program; and Aarhus University School of Business and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with the Transatlantic Double Degree in International Business (TDDIB) program. Both partnerships allow students to graduate not only with two undergraduate degrees, but with an enhanced understanding of the market forces, cultural differences and social systems shaping the future development of regional, national and global economies. Students will study abroad for two to three semesters and graduate in four years.

Transatlantic Exchange in Economics (TREE)


The Transatlantic Exchange in Economics (TREE) is a dual degree program with Clemson and two European partners, Maastricht University in the Netherlands and the Universite’ catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Both of our European partners are rated among the top universities in the world and maintain EQUIS accreditation.

Clemson students spend three semesters at Maastricht in the Netherlands beginning the second semester their sophomore year to complete Maastricht’s bachelor’s degree in economics. Courses are conducted entirely in English. Students also have the option to study two semesters at UCL in Belgium and earn a bachelor’s in economics. Preparation for this program in economics, mathematics and the French language is essential, as the coursework is challenging, and, while in Belgium, the language of instruction is French!

The rewards from the cultural and intellectual experience in the TREE program more than compensate for the investment in learning a second language. On completion of four years of study, students will have earned a bachelor’s degree from both Clemson and Maastricht University or Université catholique de Louvain, while being given an incomparable international experience.

Read more about TREE, featured in an August 2009 Newsweek article, “The New Way to Study Abroad.”

For additional information, download the TREE brochure:

TREE contact:
Dr. Raymond Sauer
Economics Department Chair

Transatlantic Double Degree in International Business (TDDIB)


The Transatlantic Double Degree in International Business (TDDIB) is a new international double bachelor’s degree program in which Clemson students can earn a Clemson B.S. in either management or marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from one of two European partners: the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark or the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain.

Unlike other study abroad programs, TDDIB groups students from different cultures together as cohorts who will share many of the same experiences and build a common identity through the duration of the five-semester program. Because students are immersed in one another’s culture the entire time, they learn first-hand the nuances of relationships and business practices across cultures. A generous stipend is available, which fully covers a student’s living costs while studying in the TADIB program.

For additional information, download the TDDIB brochure:

TDDIB contact:
Dr. Mark McKnew