Technology and trade have made the world a much smaller place while also making business more innovative and vibrant. Global experiences are a key part of business education today and our students have unique opportunities through the MBA program to see the real world impact of business in the world first hand.
Business on the Frontlines examines the impact of business in post conflict societies. The course gives students the opportunity to partner with NGOs, humanitarian agencies, and for-profit businesses on live projects with real impact in the communities ranging from agriculture and infrastructure programs to micro-finance and self-reliance initiatives and much more. Called one of the most innovative business courses by Forbes, the course includes a two week in country experience where students engage directly with their partner and the community they serve. Since 2008, BOTFL has worked on more than 30 projects in nearly 20 countries including: Bosnia, Lebanon, Egypt, Uganda, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Honduras, East Timor and the Philippines. Learn more about the course and recent projects on the BOTFL website.
Each spring, students have the opportunity to join 10-day immersion trips to China or South America. These experiences combine exposure to the international business evironment with cultural immersions that showcase the natural, historical, and cultural beauty of each country.
The China Immersion trip includes stops Beijing and Shanghai. The business and political centers of the world’s second largest economy, these cities serve as a gateway to the history and traditional culture of China as well as one of the driving forces for today’s business world. Many students will add on an additional stop in Hong Kong, Tokyo, or Seoul to round out their experience.
The South America Immersion trip visits Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. These major business and financial centers give students insight into these rapidly emerging and modernizing economies. The trip also introduces the group to the beauty of the Andes region and the vibrant culture of Brazil. Many students will round out their experience with personal trips to Buenos Aires or Rio de Janiero before returning to campus.