Whether your students have minimal work experience such as typical undergraduates, or they are more experienced managers such as MBAs, or highly experienced executives such as EMBAs and/or alumni, all students and practitioners of management face a number of common challenges that typically are not addressed in most management degree programs. These include: - Gaining an appreciation and a solid working knowledge of international business including the unique risks associated with investing and operating abroad, and cross-cultural imperatives. - Beyond the normal risks of international business, understanding the challenges and responses to investing and operating in an emerging economy with such typical complexities as corruption, weak infrastructure, bureaucratic delays, and severe limitations in capital acquisition and profit repatriation. - Applying the theory obtained in the degree program to real world challenges and opportunities via analytical small team research projects, which serve as an integrative learning experience. Not only will your students get to practice effective team building and management among peers, they also will fine-tune their creative and critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills. - Addressing complex issues that go beyond the functional management disciplines, which is the focus of most degree programs. In addition to reviewing and adapting the management functions in a new overseas context, the students will address complex issues such as top line growth, increasing profitability, innovation, globalization, sustainability, and social imperatives such as inclusion and the inequality of income distribution. The International Learning Journeys Program is an intensive and integrative learning experience, which helps your students incorporate and synthesize all that they have learned to date in a dynamic overseas experiential learning framework. *Key benefits for your students* - Develop a mindset for global business and global competitiveness; - Learn and practice to deal effectively with the unique risks of international investment and operations; - Understand how to work through the complex and difficult infrastructure, bureaucratic, and cultural challenges of an emerging economy; - Work through small team analytical projects to apply and adapt the knowledge learned in their academic program to the opportunities and challenges of a particular company, industry or business sector in an overseas economy; - Acquire knowledge about complex themes – such as top line growth, innovation, globalization, sustainability and social inclusion – that go beyond the traditional functional disciplines; and apply this knowledge in their analytical small team projects; - Meet, learn from, and build networks with key influencers in government, NGOs, and the private sector in the country(s) of the International Learning Journeys focus; - Have the opportunity to refl ect upon their academic program to date and to integrate, synthesize, apply, and refi ne their acquired knowledge in analytical projects, as well as to consider educational and professional career choices going forward.