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International Trip

  • Executive MBA international trip, Dubai
  • Executive MBA international trip, South Africa
  • Executive MBA international trip, Taiwan

The International Seminar is an exceptional and distinctive program experience. You'll balance company visits and cultural excursions to truly experience what it's like doing business in different parts of the world. 

Explore the true nature of global business with an international consulting project. In addition to exploring the business climate of a new country, the hallmark of the trip is meeting with an international client for the consulting project. Your team will apply yourknowledge and expertise to help an internationally-based company who faces a challenge. Each client project is unique, with different challenges and opportunities depending on the industry and company structure. While on the trip, you will meet with your project company to discuss in person and negotiate a project deliverable for your specific company. 

What is the international seminar?

International Seminar is a credit-bearing course that takes you on an international trip to meet with a capstone company. It serves as an opportunity to apply classroom education in a global setting.

Prior to departure, your team will receive an internationally-based company who faces a challenge. Your team will perform relevant country, industry, and firm-specific research that will be deepened through various meetings with industry experts and company leaders in country. Your team will meet in person with your assigned project companies to discuss challenges, tour facilities, and negotiate a project deliverable for your specific company.

Upon return, you'll work with your team to complete the capstone project and deliver your report to your respective clients.

When and where will we travel?

The international trips are scheduled for every October to coincide with your coursework. Each year, the program explores new and different locations in order to provide topical relevance and experiential learning opportunities that compare and contrast the global challenges and opportunities facing multinational firms. Trip locations are announced each spring, five months in advance of the trip.

Learn more about how the trip locations are selected.

How much does the international trip cost?

The cost of the trip, including transportation, lodging, and some meals are included in the program tuition.

Is the trip a required experience?

Yes. The international trip ties together key class concepts and provides a unique international experience. 

 

Past locations include:

  • Prague
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Beijing & Shanghai
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Istanbul & Budapest
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Santiago
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Warsaw & Krakow
  • Taipei, Taiwan

Learn more about the international trip directly from students. Read our blog to see the difference perspectives on their experience. 

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Student Testimonials

  • "It has been nice to reflect on the amazing, albeit hectic, adventure. This trip much like the entire program, has had a massive impact on my perspective of the world."

    Michael Cocquyt

    Class XXV
  • “I generally find that assignments like this are the most beneficial because we get to deal with the real-world and interact with a living, breathing client; reading books and doing case studies only gets you so far.”

    Sara Wood

    Director of Membership and Marketing, National NPO
  • “Overall, the experience was magnificent. The exposure to business in Dubai both small and large was fascinating. I have toured other countries and even participated in a trade mission to Egypt for a printing convention. I had been in free zones then, but I had no comprehension of what exactly that meant for me, as a buyer or the company located in them. This is a testament to both the trip itself, and the program as a whole.”

    Jason Benagh

    Consultant, Marketing & Advertising