Studying the effects of cultural influences on business is one thing; seeing them in action is another. Rollins Executive MBA students can experience international business first-hand by applying classroom learning to real-world challenges through the following programs:
Required Course: Global Research and Study Project
All Executive MBA students take this experiential learning course, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in a particular country or region. It features travel overseas as a group, accompanied by the instructor, to gain practical experience in conducting business abroad.
Optional Advanced Courses
The following courses may be applied toward the optional concentration.
- Global Sustainability: Business and the Environment
This course focuses on the principles and practices of environmentally-sensitive “green” business. Students learn how businesses can innovatively enhance profits through careful stewardship of the environment.
- Business in Emerging Markets
This course gives students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in an emerging market and includes a one-week field trip overseas. Recent trips have been to Argentina, South Korea and China.
- Executive MBA Week at IPADE
Rollins Executive MBA students can join more than 500 executives from nine business schools and eight different countries who gather at IPADE in Mexico City each year for Executive MBA week to share experiences, compare points of view and enrich their understanding of social responsibility and business.
- Global Consulting Projects
Executive MBA students may also participate in Rollins MBA Global Consulting projects. Each Global Consulting project includes a one-week trip abroad to conduct field research and gain a direct understanding of the business and cultural aspects of the market.