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MBA-PM Global Learning Opportunities

The Tippie College, together with the University of Iowa Institute for International Business, offers MBA-PM students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the international business environment and the role of culture in world trade through an intensive study-abroad experience. The MBA-PM global learning opportunities normally consist of a 6-10 day study trip that includes a seminar and academic excursions to international business and cultural centers.

Through meetings with top executives, corporate visits, cultural excursions, and by networking with business professionals and alumni, you’ll experience first-hand the business and cultural practices of your GLO destination, while also developing a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Business visits may include the following sectors: banking and finance, government, manufacturing, transportation, trade, technology and real estate. Companies visited will be a mix of multinationals and local firms.

Typically offered twice a year in early January and mid-May, MBA-PM global learning opportunities are designed and taught by Iowa faculty, supplemented by guest lecturers from the host country. Participants earn 3 semester hours of credit. Course offerings vary with each trip and are currently scheduled as outlined below.

View the August 2014 Germany GLO Info Session Slides

Check out the following blog posts about the January 2014 GLO experiences:

Hong Kong / China

UAE


As the world’s fourth largest economy and Europe’s biggest, Germany plays a dominant role in the Eurozone and is the United States’ fifth largest trading partner.  Germany has a high level of innovation, with more patents per person than anywhere else in the world.  Its central location in Europe makes it a hub for goods and services.  And with the largest consumer market in the European Union, many US companies start their European and international expansion strategies in Germany.

6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: Going & Growing Global in Germany

Course Details

  • This 3-semester hour Summer 2014 course can be used as an elective or as a substitute for 06N:223 Global Business Strategy, a required core course.
  • Location: Frankfurt and Munich
  • Required pre-departure class session and orientation in Iowa City on Saturday, June 28, 10am-4pm, Room C425 Pomerantz Center. The other class sessions will be held abroad.
  • Program Dates in country: August 2-9 (depart US on August 1)
  • See the draft itinerary.

Registration Details

Complete the online application form. NOTE: you will need your passport information to complete the online application form. The form should take about 10 minutes to complete. We will enroll you in EMBARC once summer registration opens in April.

Deadline: Course is a go based on enrollment on priority deadline of March 3. Space may still be available to join the trip, dependent on hotel availability. Contact jill-tomkins@uiowa.edu to confirm space.

Fee Information

Program Fee

The program fee of $1980 includes:

  • Hotel accommodation (double occupancy)*
  • Professional visits and speakers
  • Classroom space
  • Group airport/hotel transfers in country (available in prescribed time window that will be shared in March)
  • Internal travel (Frankfurt to Munich)
  • Bi-lingual group tour manager
  • Transportation to all professional visits
  • Scheduled excursions and cultural activities
  • Some meals (including all breakfasts and welcome and farewell meals)
  • Supplemental health insurance and assistance for international travel (CISI)

*a $450 single-room supplement will be charged for those individuals who want a single room.

The program fee will be split between your June and July 1 U-bills. This fee is non-refundable if withdrawing on or after May 1, 2014.

Tuition

Tuition is $1800 for the 3-credit-hour course (billed on your JULY 1 U-Bill)

Airfare (on your own)

Airfare from the U.S. to the site country is arranged individually and NOT included in the program fee. Estimated airfare is currently $1600-1800. We are looking into group airfare options, which require 10 people to fly the same itinerary.  Please do not book your airfare until your application has been accepted and your participation confirmed.

Other Expenses (on your own)

Course packet/materials, remaining meals, entertainment, visa/reciprocity fees and processing if necessary (not required for US citizens; full list of visa requirements here)

Guests

Guests are welcome if there is space available after students have been accommodated. Guests must complete and submit their own full GLO application packet and will be charged a $1100 spouse program fee that will be charged to the student's U-Bill. This includes half of a double suite, the welcome and farewell meals, transportation between Frankfurt and Munich, and group cultural visits.

 

Hong Kong / Shanghai: Jan. 4-12, 2014 (depart U.S. on Jan. 3)

Images of Hong Kong and Shanghai

6N:235 EXK Seminar in International Business: Going & Growing Global in Hong Kong / Shanghai

This trip begins in Hong Kong, extends into the southern part of mainland China and concludes in Shanghai, an itinerary which offers a comparative experience in three major centers of business.=

Hong Kong is one of the world's most open and dynamic economies and is a highly developed capitalist economy, which is ranked the freest in the world. Hong Kong is one of the world‘s easiest places to establish a business and one of the toughest competitive environments in today‘s globalized world of trade and commerce.

Shanghai is often recognized as the center of finance and trade in mainland China. There is a strong link to both the Chinese interior and central governments and a strong base in manufacturing and technology. Shanghai Stock Exchange is the world’s fastest growing and the Shanghai’s economy has exceeded the size of its greatest competitor, Hong Kong.

Look out over Hong Kong from Victoria’s Peak, eat a traditional dim sum meal, appreciate a moment of quiet at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, and perhaps take in a Chinese acrobatic show. You’ll also have free time to explore the sights. Hear about last year’s trip from these students: Corbin Mollman, Husnain Khan, and Nichole McCown.

Course Details

  • This 3-semester hour Fall 2013 course can be used as an elective or as a substitute for 06N:223 Global Business Strategy, a required core course.
  • Location: Hong Kong, Dongguan, Shanghai
  • Required pre-departure class session and orientation in Iowa City on Sunday, December 8, 10am-4pm, Room C425 Pomerantz Center. The other class sessions will be held abroad. NOTE: This is a tentative date and we are exploring other possible dates/formats as we do not want this to be a barrier to enrollment!
  • Program Dates: January 4-12 (depart U.S. on January 3, depart China on January 12)
  • See the Draft Itinerary.

Registration Details

Request 06N:235:EXK in EMBARC and complete the online application form. NOTE: you will need your passport information to complete the online application form. The form should take about 10 minutes to complete.

The program is open to Full-time MBA students as well and is limited to 30 students, so sign up now! (Deadline: September 18 at 5:00 p.m.)

Visa Information

You must submit your passport and supporting visa documentation to Tippie by October 15 at 5:00 p.m.. Instructions for the visa application process; Visa Application Form.

Fee Information

Program Fee

The program fee of $2,400 includes:

  • Hotel accommodation (double occupancy)*
  • Visa/reciprocity fees and processing if necessary
  • Professional visits and speakers
  • Classroom space
  • Group airport/hotel transfers in country (available in prescribed time window)
  • Internal travel (Hong Kong to Shanghai)
  • Bi-lingual group tour manager
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Transportation to all professional visits
  • Scheduled excursions and cultural activities
  • Some meals (including all breakfasts and welcome and farewell meals)
  • Supplemental health insurance and assistance for international travel (CISI)

*a single-room supplement will be charged for those individuals who want a single room.

The program fee will be charged on your October 1 U-Bill. This fee is non-refundable if withdrawing on or after October 1.

Tuition

Tuition is $1800 for the 3-credit-hour course (billed on your November U-Bill)

Airfare (on your own)

Airfare from the United States to the site country is arranged individually and NOT included in the program fee. Estimated airfare is $1,500. Please do not book your airfare until your application has been accepted and your participation confirmed.

Other Expenses (on your own)

Course packet/materials, remaining meals, entertainment.

 

United Arab Emirates: Jan. 4-11, 2014 (depart U.S. on Jan. 3)

Images for the UAE

6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business:  Going & Growing Global in the UAE

The U.A.E. trip will include a visit to two of the Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai is the seventh most visited city in the world and a hub for international trade, with one of the world’s largest ports and a state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure. It benefits from being one of the most business-friendly places in the region. The early success of Dubai’s economy was mainly attributable to its significant oil industry. The city now has thriving real estate and construction, financial services, information technology and tourism sectors and is home to many multinational companies.

You will also have the chance to visit Abu Dhabi, the capital and home to important financial institutions and government entities. One of the world's largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services, technology and tourism.

Experience Arabian culture and hospitality, learn how Islam influences business practices, and even ride a camel! To read about last year’s trip, check out the Tippie MBA blog.

Course Details

  • This 3-semester hour Fall 2013 course can be used as an elective or as a substitute for 06N:223 Global Business Strategy, a required core course.
  • Location: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Required pre-departure class session and orientation in Iowa City on Sunday, December 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Room C435 Pomerantz Center. The other class sessions will be held abroad.
  • Program Dates in the UAE: January 4-11 (depart U.S. on January 3, depart UAE on January 11)
  • See the Draft Itinerary.

Registration Details

Request 06N:235:EXA in EMBARC and complete the online application form. NOTE: you will need your passport information to complete the online application form. The form should take about 10 minutes to complete and must be finished in its entirety to submit.

The program is open to Full-time MBA students as well and is limited to 30 students, so sign up now! (Deadline: September 18 at 5:00 p.m.)

Fee Information

Program fee

The program fee of $2,400 includes:

  • Hotel accommodation (double occupancy)*
  • Visa/reciprocity fees and processing if necessary
  • Professional visits and speakers
  • Classroom space
  • Group airport/hotel transfers in country (available in prescribed time window)
  • Internal travel (Dubai to Abu Dhabi and return by bus or train)
  • Bi-lingual group tour manager
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Transportation to all professional visits
  • Scheduled excursions and cultural activities
  • Some meals (including all breakfasts and welcome and farewell meals)
  • Supplemental health insurance and assistance for international travel (CISI)

*a single-room supplement will be charged for those individuals who want a single room.

The entire program fee will be charged to your October 1 U-Bill. This fee is non-refundable if withdrawing on or after October 1.

Tuition

Tuition is $1800 for the 3-credit-hour course (billed on your November 1 U-bill)

Airfare (on your own)

Airfare from the United States to the site country is arranged individually and NOT included in the program fee. Estimated airfare is ~$1,500. Please do not book your airfare until your application has been accepted and your participation confirmed.

Other Expenses (on your own)

Course packet/materials, remaining meals, entertainment.

 

Italy: Summer 2014

These courses are not part of the traditional MBA-PM GLO offerings. Instead, these courses are offered through the University of Iowa CIMBA program.

The University of Iowa CIMBA program invites you to study abroad this summer in Italy. Join graduate students from other top U.S. business programs to Increase your international expertise, expand your professional network, and experience the best of Italy while living and studying in Paderno del Grappa (just 80 km from Venice).

You will learn about international business in the Veneto region of Italy, which is especially well-known for its many successful entrepreneurs. Veneto is one of Italy's most vital business regions with international firms such as Benetton, Geox, and Luxottica in addition to many small- and medium-sized firms.

Each course qualifies for 3 elective credits in the MBA-PM program; however, the courses do not fulfill the requirement for 6N:223 Global Business Strategy.

Course offerings:

May 19th - 30th: 6A:170 Topics in Accounting: Business Fraud - Paul Mason (University of Kansas)

June 2nd - 13th: 6J:262 Leadership and Personal Development - Ginny Wilson-Peters

Cost per course: $2,900 (includes tuition, room and board, textbooks, housekeeping and laundry, study abroad insurance, and gourmet dinner excursion)

Learn more about the course offerings at the CIMBA webpage.

To apply: Complete the online CIMBA application form. Click on the application form link under the heading "University of Iowa Graduate Student."

Application Deadline Extended to April 15, 2014

Prior Global Learning Opportunities

IPO Trips Dates Course Offering
UAE 2014 Jan 4-11 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: UAE
Instructor: Dimy Doresca
HK/Shanghai 2014 Jan 4-12 6N:235 EXK Seminar in International Business: HK/China
Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Brazil 2013 August 4-10 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: South America
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
Italy 2013 June 17-21 6K:294 Rapid Continuous Improvement: Process Consulting (with CIMBA)
Instructor: Cristina Turchet
United Arab Emirates 2013 January 5-12 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: U.A.E. (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah)
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
Hong Kong / China 2013 January 5-13 6N:235 EXK Seminar in International Business: Hong Kong / China
Instructor: Scott Henson
Germany 2012 April 28-May 4 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: Europe
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
Argentina/Chile 2012 January 3-10 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: Europe
Instructor: Scott Henson
China 2012 January 5-14 6N:235 EXK Seminar in International Business
Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Italy 2011 June 21-30 6F:223 International Finance or 6M:235 International Marketing
Instructors: Erik Lie (Finance) and John Mittelstaedt (Marketing)
Germany 2011 May 27-June 4 6N:235EXA Seminar in International Business: Global Studies - Europe
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
China/Hong Kong 2010 January 5-14 6N:235 Seminar in International Business: Going and Growing Global in China
Santiago, Chile 2010 January 9-16 6N:235 Seminar in International Business: Going and Growing Global in Latin America
New York 2009 June 14-18 6F:205 Contemporary Topics (Management of Financial Institutions)
Instructor: John Spitzer
Included professional visits to NYSE and financial institutions, a Broadway show, dinner at Cornell Club
Italy 2009 May 1-10 6J:246 International Management
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
Included classes in Asolo, professional visits in Venuto region, day tour of Venice
Hong Kong 2009 January 7-16 6J:246 International Management
Italy 2008 June 13-22 6J:246 International Management
Germany 2008 May 5-15 6E:234 International Business
Hong Kong 2008 Jan 9-21 6M:235 International Marketing
Greece 2007 May 1-10 6E:234 International Business
Hong Kong 2007 January 3-15 6J:235 Maximizing Team Performance or 6J:246 International Management
Hong Kong 2006 May 3-15 6N:228 International Economic Environment of the Firm
London 2005 April 30-May 14 6N:228 International Economic Environment of the Firm