To prepare you to do business in today’s global economy, the Smith School’s international study programs provide a first-hand look at business operations around the world.
In 2006, the Smith School was awarded a four-year, $1.4 million U.S. Department of Education grant to fund a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). One of 17 CIBERs at U.S. business schools, the center’s mission is to encourage and facilitate international expertise among students, faculty and the business community. Center activities and research focus on global e-commerce, entrepreneurship and innovation, cybersecurity, global services, emerging markets, and enhancing international curriculum components.
Smith’s 10-day study abroad programs provide MBA candidates opportunities to meet with executives, visit multinational organizations, and enjoy cultural and social events while earning academic credit. Past courses have covered alternative fuels in Brazil, agricultural exports in Chile and the emerging stock exchanges in India and China. Smith students have participated in courses in India, China, Dubai/Tunisia, France, the Czech Republic, Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.
The Smith School Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) is offered as a 4-credit independent study course to MBA students during their 2nd year. Enrolled students will be assigned to teams based on their interests and skill sets, and each team will be assigned a Smith School faculty advisor.
For an in-depth international experience, consider spending a semester abroad at select business schools in Australia, Europe or Asia.