International Business Experience
Global Business is a very important component of the Kent State Executive MBA Program. International topics are integrated into many of the courses in the curriculum. In addition there is a course in International Business that is taken directly before going on the international trip. The International Business trip is a one hour credit course in which each EMBA cohort has the opportunity to travel abroad under the leadership of two of our faculty members. The trip typically takes place during the month of May of the first year of the program and lasts approximately 12 days. It is a unique learning experience in which students are exposed firsthand to the country’s culture and the business practices of companies that operate internationally.
During the trip, students meet with business leaders, have tours of selected businesses, meet with the US Embassy, visit a local university in the country and have free time to explore the culture on your own. It has proven to be not only a great learning experience, but also to be most students’ favorite part of the program. The destination each year is based upon events taking place in the domestic and global economy. Past trips have included Ireland, Austria/Greece, Mexico, Chile, Switzerland/Belgium, Czech Republic/Dresden, and China. We are planning on a trip to South America in the near future.