Academics

Additional International Opportunities

Besides the Tippie Global Learning Opportunities, there are a variety of other ways for you to expand your horizons and gain international experience during your MBA. The program fee subsidy (~$2,400) that is available to you for the GLO may alternatively be applied to one of these opportunities with prior approval, although it may not fully cover the costs associated with these programs. Please contact Jill Tomkins to discuss your options and interest further.

India Winterim (Dec. 27-Jan. 17)

The India Winterim is an intensive, three-week field-based program that provides students with the opportunity to learn from and directly interact with leading social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and academic institutions within India’s diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and geographical mosaic. Each course is based in one of several cities throughout India. This program is typically taken by undergraduate students, but MBA students can contact instructors to determine how to make it worth graduate-level credit. Cost: $3,700-$3,900 plus airfare. Applications due September 22, 2014. View full details here.

CIMBA Graduate Summer Program in Asolo, Italy

The beautiful countryside of Italy is the setting of CIMBA's summer graduate programs. The University of Iowa is the degree- and credit-granting institution for this program, which brings together students and faculty from different countries to study business. Typically a session in May and June are offered each summer. Cost: $2,900 plus airfare. Applications typically due in April.

Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU): European MBA Summer Institute

The European MBA Summer Institute offers two May sessions of a two-week course on "The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe" for MBA students of WHU's partner universities. The 3 credit hour course takes place in Vallendar, Germany in the valley of the Rhine River. Cost: $~550 application fee plus airfare and cost of living. Applications typically due in early March.

Erasmus UniversityRotterdam School of Management (RSM) Exchange

The partnership between Tippie and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) provides for a semester or single 8-week module exchange opportunity for students in their second year.

Sample course offerings for fall and spring exchanges are available here. Students participating in a full semester exchange have the option to take part in the International Business Project, a consultancy project similar to the BSC experience.

Students will need to work with Tippie staff to ensure that courses will transfer for credit and all academic requirements are met before graduation. Tuition is paid to the University as usual; costs to the student include airfare and cost of living (estimated at 1,500 Euros/month). Applications due in March for following year.