A Unique Opportunity
As part of its curriculum the Stetson University Executive M.B.A. program offers an international trip. Given the global nature of today's business environment, it is felt that our students need to be exposed to the differences in international business practices and environments in real time as opposed to in a classroom setting. The trip is scheduled after the cohort has completed their fundamental course work so that they may appreciate the differences in applications across the diverse business disciplines.
Selection criteria for the trip's destination include the size and diversity of the industry within that city as well as the overall economic climate of the country. The specific trip calls for the cohort to meet with executives from a variety of pre-determined companies. Companies are chosen to provide the cohort with the opportunity to observe different industries as well as companies that are both local and multinational. The cohort meets senior executives of these companies to encourage a true exchange of ideas and gain greater understanding of doing business internationally.
Cohorts have traveled to Turkey, Hungary, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Dubai and South Africa. The trips have proven to be highly successful. Many students have listed the experience as one of the most rewarding of the entire program in their exit interviews. In addition to the educational component, many have cited the bonding that the cohort experienced while living and traveling abroad.
2013 International Trip
In June/July 2013, Cohort 10 traveled to Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These diverse cities provided our students with an engaging business and cultural experience, contrasting a rapidly expanding 21st Century city and an ancient country undergoing rapid development. The students met and consulted with top executives from local and multinational firms.
To see all the exciting people and places we met during the trip, check out our blog!