Global Discovery Program Experience - Frequently Asked Questions
Why is international experience part of the Carlson School curriculum?
We believe that a global perspective is critical for successful business leaders. International education is part of our culture. Our programs are designed to motivate you to become more globally competent and to move you along your own individual path toward that goal.
What is the Global Discovery program and what are its learning objectives?
Global Discovery program is a required course for all full-time MBA
students. It includes on-campus classes and an on-site component in
one of three locations during the winter of a student's second
year.The course for 2011-2012 is titled Global Discovery: Managing Risk in Emerging Markets and Emerging Firms.
It is designed to give students a deeper understanding about how
multi-national enterprises, trade agencies, and small and
medium-size enterprises work successfully in emerging-market
economies. The international locations for 2011-2012 are Chile and China. A special USA Silicon Valley session is available for international students to participate.
What other international experiences can I find at Carlson?
The Carlson School offers a number of Global Enrichment programs: education abroad opportunities of 2 to 6 weeks offered during January, May and Summer. Courses are taught in English and provide up to 8 credits toward the MBA degree. There are multiple program types available. Some focus on specific topics, some include a consulting project as a component of the international experience, and some are hosted directly at partner business schools around the world. Some Global Enrichment programs include pre-departure classes on campus.
Global Enrichment programs are not a substitute for Global Discovery. You can pursue them as additional experiences to complement and enhance your MBA degree.
When should I study abroad during my program?
There's no one right time for everyone, but you have some choices on timing. You will participate in Global Discovery during the late Fall and January of your second year in the MBA program. If you participate in a Global Enrichment program as well, you can do that at a variety of times: during January or May of your first year, Summer after your first year, or May of your second year.
How and when do I apply to education abroad programs at Carlson?
As a full-time MBA student you will be automatically registered in Global Discovery in your second year. For Global Enrichment programs, applications are due about 6 to 7 months before students travel abroad. Applicants submit essays, a resume and transcript online to be considered for programs. Global Enrichment programs are competitive.
How much does education abroad at Carlson cost?
For Global Discovery, the estimated fee of $5,150 (FY 2012) will be assessed in your second year in the MBA program. Global Enrichment program fees have typically ranged between $4,300 and $8,600 depending upon program length, model, and destination. Financial aid and scholarships can be used for education abroad.
How does financial aid work?
Financial aid can be used for education abroad, including the Global
Discovery program. As a first step, be sure to submit an application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the Office of Student Finance. For
more information on financial aid and funding your experience, please
visit Costs and Billing
Are there scholarships available?
The MBA program will administer scholarships for Global Discovery; students can apply for scholarships during their first year.
What if I have more questions?
Advisers in the MBA program and Carlson Global Institute offices can
help with your questions. For questions about academics and/or credits
for education abroad programs, please contact the Admissions and
Recruiting Office at 612-625-5555 or email email@example.com
. For questions about program selection, costs, and the application process, please go to Education Abroad