Faculty-led Graduate level/Business courses Sample Experiences


A European Business Perspective: Ireland, Hungary and Austria

Faculty Directors with this course arranged a variety of business meetings in Galway, Dublin, Budapest and Vienna for students to obtain first-hand knowledge of European business practices.   When not in business meetings, students toured the Kilmainham Jail and the Guinness brewery in Dublin. In Vienna, sites included the Hofburg Imperial Palace and Museum, watched a morning exercise program at the Spanish Riding School, toured the Schonnbrunn Palace and the Imperial Furniture Collection and saw an evening musical performance.

china fellowship

Fellowship China Tour

This senior business fellowship took 25 people on a 12 day program in China for business meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.  Beginning in Beijing, the group toured the city including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Ancient Drum Tower, and the Hutong area.  Business meetings included: meeting with the US Embassy, a visit to Innovation Works and the electronics market.  The group traveled to Shanghai via a bullet train.  Shanghai visits included the Bund, The Shanghai Museum, the Yu Yuan Gardens and the Jade Buddha Temple.  Business meetings encompassed the Urban Planning Center and the Kunshan Production Mold Company.   Hong Kong, the final destination, included a tour of the city with a spectacular harbor cruise and the group participated in a business meeting with the Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited. Other highlights incorporated an evening performance of the Peking Opera, an acrobat show and climbing the Great Wall of China.


Professional Development in Business in Scandinavia

30 MBA students spent 10 days immersed in business meetings and experiencing the local culture in Gothenburg and Copenhagen.   In Gothenburg, the group took a guided walking tour of the city while also participating in meetings at Volvo and the University of Gothenburg as arranged by the faculty director.  En route to Copenhagen, the group stopped for a meeting at IKEA in Helsingborg.  Copenhagen experiences included a public canal city tour and time for students to explore the area on their own. The business arrangements for the course were made by the faculty director including meetings at the Copenhagen Business School, Novozymes, the world leader in bio innovation, Carlsberg Group the world’s 4th largest brewery, and Maersk, the Danish conglomerate with business sectors primarily in transportation and energy.  Maersk is also the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world.