Once each year, the Augsburg MBA program offers students the option of earning credit toward their MBA via a 9-10 day international travel experience. The purpose of the trip is to expose the students to the thriving business climates of locations such as Germany, France, Poland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Chile and Argentina and to allow students an opportunity to understand the culture and environment of an emerging economy outside the U.S.
Students experience an exciting week that includes visits to businesses and organizations such as the following:
- European Union
- German Deutsche Bahn Transportation
- German Legislature
- Shell Oil
- 3M Poland
- Smart Car
- Amazon Europe Innovation Centers in Germany and England
- The Royal bank of Scotland.
The Global Business Environment or Strategic Management required classes are fulfilled by students traveling abroad. Students meet in class sessions before the trip, during the trip, and after. Students in both classes are assigned appropriate projects that will enable them to leverage their experiences. Groups travel over spring break in mid-March.
“I had the pleasure of studying abroad in Brazil and Germany during the MBA program. Both travel experiences were eye-opening, and gave me a true sense of perspective on international business, and the legal and cultural nuances of conducting business in different countries.”
–Ava Beilke, ’14