Global Business Study Tour Overview
“What a small world,” or “the world IS flat,” (based on Milton Friedman’s popular work) are phrases that are becoming common parts of our everyday conversations.
Globalization is poised to be the theme of the 21st Century and may well be the greatest reorganization of our world since the Industrial Revolution.
Business leaders can no longer ignore globalization. International business can no longer be someone else’s specialty. Every business leader must be prepared and equipped to lead in a global, cross-cultural world. To meet these ever changing diverse demands placed on business leaders, Taylor University has integrated global engagement as one of the key focuses in the MBA Program.
Beyond just talking about global business issues, every Taylor University MBA graduate completes a Global Business Study Tour. These 10-12 day tours accomplish many objectives, but the following three are at the core:
- Experience and understand the culture of other countries through tours, cultural experiences, and interacting with host nationals.
- Observe first-hand global businesses by meeting with business leaders and touring their facilities in order to learn how they develop and execute their strategy, manage their international business, and deal with the complexities they face both at home and abroad.
- Have some fun and build community with fellow students, guests and faculty. A unique aspect of the Taylor MBA global study tours is that adult guests are welcome. Many previous graduates have brought their spouses on the trip.
Global Business Study Tour Details
COST: The Global Business Study Tour cost is estimated at $4,450, which will cover airfare from US gateway, all transportation via private coach, lodging, most admissions fees, and many meals. While we estimate $4,450 (as we cannot control the exchange rate for the US dollar), our most expensive trip to date has been $3,950 (our 2012 10-day trip to Hong Kong & Mainland China).
WHEN: Global Business Study Tours are planned based on student enrollments. Trips normally take place in the Fall and/or Spring each year.