Academics

Global Learning Opportunities

Tippie's not just in the middle of the country... we're in the middle of the world.

Megan O'Rourke

Whether you're raising capital in Dubai, meeting with clients in Shenzhen, or at a product launch in Prague, your ability to adapt to different customs, cultures, and traditions needs to be second nature.

At Tippie, you'll tour companies in Guangzhou or São Paulo as part of the Global Learning Opportunity every Tippie student experiences. You'll take finance classes covering European equity derivatives. You'll advise clients on consulting projects that impact business around the globe. At Tippie, everything you do fosters your transformation into a global leader.

Global Learning Opportunity (GLO)

A group of Tippie MBAs arriving in Hong Kong

The Tippie Full-time MBA program curriculum includes a Global Learning Opportunity trip that every Tippie MBA experiences, typically during winter of the second year. GLO destinations include Hong Kong, Chile, India, United Arab Emirates, and more.

Students choose from two to three destinations and travel abroad for 7 to 10 days of intensive, on-the-ground exploration of operations, finance, trade and commerce, and much more. These programs give you a seat on the front row of international business through corporate visits and interactions with seasoned professionals and Tippie alumni.

A typical GLO itinerary includes eight corporate visits to a diverse list of companies, but we also ensure that fun is part of the schedule. Our team plans activities (from sand dune buggy driving to a wine tasting in the Andes) that allow you to explore a country's commerce and its culture.

The GLO trip fulfills the course requirement for 6N:235 Seminar in International Business.

Diwali pictureGLO Trip Costs, Fees, and Subsidies

GLO trips have two associated costs:

  • Airfare. Students should budget approximately $2,000 for round-trip airfare. Reimbursement is available to assist with this expense. Approximately 50% of airfare costs will be covered by reimbursement for the majority of the class. Reimbursement will be awarded based on a short application.
  • Program fee. Approximately $2,400 and covered by the School of Management. This includes on-the-ground costs such as transportation to/from company visits, many meals, accommodations, etc.

Students may attend two GLO trips, but only one program fee will be covered and only one airfare grant awarded by the School of Management.

January 2014 GLO Destinations

United Arab Emirates

Hong Kong / Shanghai

Study Abroad Programs

Tippie offers semester-long and summer study abroad options. Couple these with the Global Learning Opportunity described above, and you'll understand why Tippie students graduate with a keen eye for global leadership.