The Smith School’s graduate international opportunities offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for courses that include an international travel component. These programs seek to imbue students with a global mindset and global business savvy so they are well positioned for leadership roles in an increasingly interconnected world.
Faculty-Led Global Business Programs
4-credit course open to 2nd and 3rd year MBA students. Includes on-campus coursework and 8-10 day travel abroad during Winter or Spring break.
Global Consulting Practicum
4 credits. Open to 2nd and 3rd year MBA students. Includes on-campus coursework and for the spring part-time MBA program, 8 days travel abroad during spring break.
Part-time MBAs who complete core courses may participate in an MBA exchange, as well as Full-time MBAs during their second year.
Top reasons to participate in a Smith MBA global course opportunity:
- Employ discipline-based knowledge acquired in the classroom to solve real-world problems faced by companies in a given country or region
- Understand the major business opportunities and growth drivers in a country or region
- Learn about the institutional structure of a given industry in a specific national or regional context and place this knowledge in comparative perspective
- Gain insight into the effect of cross-cultural differences on interpersonal interactions
- Understand why individuals from different cultures react differently to similar managerial practices, work systems, and human capital management systems
- Learn to effectively design, implement, and manage cross-cultural teams
- Develop an increased tolerance for ambiguity