Current Students

MBA-PM Global Learning Opportunities

The Tippie College 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.

Questions?

Please direct any questions to Michael Geneser, Associate Director, MBA Student Services, Tippie School of Management, at 319-335-1042 or michael-geneser@uiowa.edu.


May 2015 Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
January 2016 Argentina and Uruguay
January 2016 Hong Kong and southern mainland China
May 2016 Turkey and Greece
January 2017 United Arab Emirates
January 2017 Singapore and Vietnam
May 2017 Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic
January 2018 South America
January 2018 Hong Kong and China
May 2018 TBD

Prior Global Learning Opportunities

Destinations Dates Course Offering
UAE 2015 Jan 10-17 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business:  Going & Growing Global in the UAE
Instructor: Dimy Doresca
Argentina/Chile 2015 Jan 4-11 6N:235 EXK Seminar in International Business:  Going & Growing Global in South America
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
Germany 2014 Aug 2-9 6N:235 EXA Seminar in International Business: Germany
Instructor: Frank Rydzewski
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