Why study regional or international business?

Without a study of regional or international business, an MBA program simply falls short.

Our regional and global economy is becoming more interdependent. Businesses are faced with societal and cultural challenges when conducting business outside of their city, state, or internationally.

To prepare you for those challenges, our domestic and international residencies immerse you in different business environments through experiential learning experiences. Gain perspective on how economic, cultural, and regulatory environments influence business processes.

Our international and domestic residencies feature a business consulting challenge. Students traveling are divided into teams to work on real-world projects with companies in the destination city or country. Teams are given an overview of projects and given time to develop a strategy to address them. The conclusion of the business challenge is the final team presentation results to the company CEO and staff.

Many of our alumni say this residency is one of the most memorable, challenging, and fun parts of their MBA experience.

International Residency Locations

  • 2016: Chile & Argentina, Italy
  • 2017: Germany, Italy
  • 2018: Spain, Italy
  • 2019: Ireland, Italy
  • 2022: Costa Rica
  • 2023: Portugal
  • 2024: Colombia
  • 2025: South Africa

Domestic Residency Locations

Domestic residency locations are rotated among cities across the U.S.

  • 2023: Chicago
  • 2024: Seattle

What’s Included?

The international residency typically spans eight days and a domestic residency is typically four days. Residencies may include:

  • Numerous business site visits
  • Cultural tours
  • Group dinners
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Free evenings to explore the city
  • Lectures from business experts

Additional Costs

The optional domestic and international residency costs are not included in tuition and fees. Estimated costs include round-trip airfare, ground transportation at destinations, company visits, planned cultural excursions, accommodations, and most meals. For budgeting purposes, the domestic residency cost is typically $2,000–$3,000, and the international residency is $3,500–$5,000.