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International Immersion

Successful business executives must intimately understand the challenges posed by today’s competitive global environment and economy. To provide first-hand knowledge about business practices, legal, political, historical and economic issues in different countries, the Executive MBA Program includes the International Immersion for second-year students:

  • Required
  • Occurs early-September of 2nd year
  • 8-10 days (timing to be announced)
  • Two academic credits awarded (EMBA 590)
  • Most on-the-ground expenses included except travel costs to and from the Immersion site
  • NOTE: Based on the class size, small groups (up to 30) may take trips to different regions/countries. Each group will be a mix of North America and Regional students to maximize networking opportunities. Therefore, applicants’ submission dates are used to determine location preference priority. Applying early for admission has its advantages.

International Immersion locations have included: Brazil, the Czech Republic/Germany, or Vietnam (2014); United Arab Emirates and India (September 2013)Singapore and China (March 2013);  Peru (2012); Vietnam, Hong Kong and China (2011); Chile and Argentina (2010); India (2009); the Czech Republic and Germany (2008); Argentina and Brazil (2007); China (2005 and 2006); Spain (2004); South Korea (2003); France and Switzerland (2002); and South Korea and Japan (2001).

These carefully planned Immersions give students the opportunity to:

  • Visit major companies and meet with senior managers
  • Interact  with local business and government leaders
  • Attend lectures by business experts and faculty at the country’s top business schools
  • Visit  historic venues and cultural events
  • Travel with and share ideas with EMBA students, faculty and staff

Academic and professional ROI

Each Immersion is designed to:

  • Provide students with an in-depth view of the host country’s economy, businesses and politics.
  • Explore the practicalities of doing business, communicating and effectively operating in the host country.
  • Consider issues such as cultural differences, transparency, the role of government and the legal environment of business
  • Build a network of  contacts in local government and business, ultimately useful for the companies you represent