Prospective Students

Global Learning Opportunities

The Tippie School of Management, 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 Iowa MBA-PM 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