The VSB MBA program is enhanced by opportunities to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the international community. Of particulate note, all students have the ability to participate in an international immersion as part of the required Capstone II: Global Consulting Practicum or through select international immersion offerings.
The Global Consulting Practicum is designed to enrich each student’s awareness and understanding of the factors that shape business opportunities in a specific foreign market. To achieve these objectives, students conduct research on and immerse themselves in a foreign culture. They partner with a multinational organization working in that market to evaluate strategic opportunities and innovative areas for development and expansion. As part of this course, Fast Track students are required to participate in an eight-day immersion in the selected country. Flex Track students have the option of taking a “domestic” section of the class. Immersion activities include a mix of corporate visits and cultural activities. Selected countries vary by semester, but tend to be those with emerging economies.
International Immersion electives are available to students who wish to expand their studies and gain deeper insights into a foreign economy through short-term study in the country. All international elective courses are two weeks in length and are 3 credit courses. There are typically two immersions offered in the fall semester (travel occurs over winter break) and three offered in during the summer semester.
Information session will take place in November 2013
All international immersion electives are managed by the lead faculty member and through the Office of International Studies.