Prospective Students

Global Learning Opportunities

The Tippie School of Management, together with the University of Iowa Institute for International Business, offers Professional MBA 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 Iowa Professional MBA Global Learning Opportunities (GLOs) usually consist of a two-week study trip and include a seminar and academic excursions to international business and cultural centers.

Typically offered twice a year in early January and mid-May, these GLOs are designed and taught by Iowa faculty supplemented by guest lectures from the host country. Participants earn 3 semester hours of credit. Course offerings vary with each trip and are currently scheduled as follows:

GLOs Dates Course Offering
January 2010 Santiago, Chile

Mon., Dec. 21, 2009
9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Iowa City UI Pomerantz Center, Rm TBA
Required predeparture class including predeparture orientation, Pomerantz Center

January 8, 2010
Depart U.S. to arrive in Santiago by 8 a.m. on Jan. 9

January 17, 2010
Arrive in U.S. after leaving Chile the evening of Jan. 16.
June 14-18, 2009

6N:235 Seminar in International Business: Going and Growing Global in Latin America

3 semester hours of Management and Organizations elective credit (will not satisfy any core course requirement)

Instructor: Mikhail Grachev

June 2009 New York

Predeparture classes in Iowa City, PBB W401 (includes predeparture orientation):
Fri., May 29, 6-9 p.m.
Sat., May 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

In New York City:
June 14-18, 2009

Wrap-up classes in Iowa City, W401 PBB:
Fri., June 26, 6-9 p.m.
Sat., June 27, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6F:205 Contemporary Topics (Management of Financial Institutions)

Prerequite: 6N:225 Managerial Finance

3 semester hours of finance elective credit (will not satisfy any core course requirement)

Instructor: John Spitzer

May 2009 Italy

Two assigments, an executive interview, and a country assessment will be due to Professor Rydzewski on April 12.

Predeparture course (including orientation): Friday, April 17, 2-9 p.m. in Iowa City (W307 PBB)

May 1: Depart U.S.
May 2: Arrive in Venice and Welcome Reception
May 3-9: Professional visits, cultural experiences and class time in Asolo and Veneto region
May 10: Depart Venice

Wrap-up class & team presentations: Saturday, May 30, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Iowa City (S207 PBB)

6J:246 International Management (can be used as an elective or substitute for the new core course 6N:223)
January 2009 Hong Kong

December 12 (times TBD) in Iowa City
January 7-16 in Hong Kong and Southern China
January 31 (times TBD) in Iowa City

6J:246 International Management (can be used as an elective or substitute for the new core course 6N:223)

Anticipated Program Fee (not including airfare) ~ $1,750-1,900

June 2008 Italy

May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Iowa City
June 13-22 (in Italy)
July 12 (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) in Iowa City

6J:246 International Management (can be used as an elective or substitute for the new core course 6N:223)
May 2008 Germany

April 18-19, 2008 (in Iowa City)

May 5-15, 2008 (in Germany)

6E:234 International Business (can be used as elective or substitute for core course 6N:228)
January 2008 Hong Kong Jan 9-21, 2008 6M:235 International Marketing
May 2007 Greece
April 20-21, 2007 (in Iowa City)

May 1-10, 2007 (in Thessaloniki)
6E:234 International Business (can be used as elective or substitute for core course 6N:228)
January 2007
Hong Kong
January 3-15, 2007 6J:235 Maximizing Team Performance or 6J:246 International Management
May 2006 Hong Kong May 3-15, 2006 6N:228 International Economic Environment of the Firm
May 2005 London April 30 - May 14, 2005 6N:228 International Economic Environment of the Firm