More and more, good business is global business.
That’s why we incorporate an international residency into our Full-Time MBA curriculum. Firsthand international experience will distinguish you, especially for global companies.
International business experience will distinguish you throughout your career. Each spring the Full-Time MBA program offers a three-credit short term trip abroad. As a Georgia MBA student, you will gain invaluable experience working on real-world projects with companies in the destination country while developing essential soft skills, such as adaptability and sensitivity to business processes and cultures outside your native country.
Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Costa Rica, Beijing, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago are just a few recent destinations of our international residency, which includes team projects with companies in the host country. Students travel during spring break to the selected destination, where they complete work on their projects on-site with their company liaison and make their final presentations to upper-level management. Projects have spanned many industries, such as food and beverages, agribusiness, environmental engineering, and financial technology, among others. The residency is not all work, however; the 10-day itinerary also envelopes you in unique cultural experiences, from historic sites to start-up incubators, recreational exploration, shopping, and culinary adventures.
I’ve found it hard putting into words how impactful this trip was to me not just as an MBA student, but as a person. The country itself was beautiful: everyone we met was warm and welcoming. Hiking El Morado to see a glacier in person is an experience my team and I will cherish for the rest our lives. We all wanted to provide our clients with something that would support and grow their businesses…While there was plenty of challenging work to be done, MBA’s live by a strict code: ‘work hard, play hard.’ We found plenty of time for both during our week in Chile…I left Chile feeling honored to have been a part of this trip.Jessie Dugan Barrett (MBA 2019)
The highlight of the trip for me was the fact that we were able to meet with professionals from so many different international and domestic businesses in China. Even though they were executive level people, they were tactically engaged and openly discussed details on everything from intellectual property issues to supply chain, infrastructure, and logistics concerns.
As we learned on the trip, companies cannot afford not to be doing in business in China right now. I’m grateful to Terry for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience.Deirdra Glover (MBA 2007)
Senior Consultant, The North Highland Company, Atlanta, GA