Full-Time MBA students explore the global business climate through short-term Global Enrichment trips and a capstone International experience. Global perspective and cross-cultural competence are keys to any contemporary business toolkit. Students acquire a new appreciation for the diversity of the global marketplace by engaging in new business practices and collaborating with professionals trained in different philosophies and cultures.
Our required International Experience enriches students' education and explores topics that have a profound impact on business around the world. Students are divided into cohorts and spend two weeks traveling with Carlson School faculty to engage in comparative analysis of global business settings.
Here's what that timeline looks like in practice:
- January short-term course of 2 weeks
- Predeparture coursework
- 4 credits
- Academic sessions and company visits abroad
- Post-symposium for all participants and faculty
Global Enrichment Programs
These elective, intensive study abroad programs, allow you to explore many facets of a key business topic, expanding on a foundation started here at the Carlson School and continued abroad. Programs are taught entirely in English and offered between academic semesters. Past students have visited local and multinational firms in diverse locations such as the UK and India, while others have completed consulting projects for companies including 3M, Thomson Reuters, and Lenovo. Graduate Fellowships are available for Global Enrichment sessions, which have taken students to China, Austria, Poland, Costa Rica and beyond.