MBA Global Immersion: Investing in Global Business Leaders

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To help prepare MBA students for future leadership positions in the global marketplace and give them first-hand knowledge about the culture and commerce of other, Sauder’s MBA program includes a required study and work abroad, learning-by-doing experience. The Global Immersion program aims to put classroom knowledge into practice on a global level and involves Sauder students working in a consulting capacity with local companies on real-life business problems at locations around the world.

Current partners include the Copenhagen Business School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Indian Institute of Management—Bangalore, and the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya. Thirty to forty students work for two weeks at each site with fellow graduate students from partner institutions. Potential future partners are in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The Global Immersion program introduces students to the business environment and practices of diverse countries, increasing their global understanding and intercultural fluency. It allows them to learn international business strategy and build a culturally diverse international peer network.

Our goal is to become the MBA of choice for the next generation of global business leaders, who will be prepared to shape industry and society, generate innovative ideas to guide management thinking and practice worldwide, and cultivate strong global partnerships to solve our most pressing problems.

Your donation will:

Enable us to recruit and support the best students by establishing scholarships offsetting the $5,000 cost of the Global Immersion component, which is required for both full-time and part-time students and is not included in tuition.

Help shape the program experience and offset the costs of the Global Immersion program, which include curriculum and program development, and average approximately $250,000 per year.

Promote excellence by supporting the establishment of case competitions and awards to the winning student teams.

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