ICB is a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) in Denver, Colorado, USA, and China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This partnership, formed in 1994, was one of the first of its kind approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. ICB is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the U.S. and maintains a reputation as a challenging, robust academic program. At ICB students earn a bachelor of arts degree from CU Denver with a major in either economics or communication. Courses are taught in English by CU Denver faculty on the China Agricultural University campus in Beijing. The curriculum is academically rigorous and equal to that of the economics or communication major on the downtown Denver campus. Beijing students have an opportunity to study on the downtown Denver campus and U.S. students may chose to study in Beijing as well, fostering a truly global classroom experience. In Beijing, ICB is located on the east campus of China Agricultural University in the Haidian district north of downtown Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. The campus is a thirty-minute ride from downtown Beijing, Beijing International Airport and major cultural centers such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.