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​Business Is International 

Operating in the global marketplace takes more than knowledge of other countries.

It takes an understanding of other cultures, of their customs and their values. That’s why, at Olin, this is part of the learning process. Here you’ll get the opportunity to broaden your perspective. Your knowledge base. Your view of the world. Go abroad for several weeks or an entire semester. We offer a variety of international study opportunities for the globalist in you.

Global Management Studies (GMS)

Travel abroad to get firsthand experience with international cultures and economies. In the past, faculty-guided GMS student teams have traveled to Brazil, China, England, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (to name a few), and explored the business challenges and opportunities.

Venture Consulting in Budapest

Students in this course taught by Clifford Holekamp, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, spend 10 days in Budapest, Hungary, working with startups, solving real problems, and learning about Eastern European history and culture.

International Practicum

Student teams, overseen by an Olin faculty mentor, provide management expertise for a variety of local, national, or international firms. At the end of the project, each team does a formal presentation that includes their analyses, strategies, and recommendations for improvement.

Learn more about these experiential learning opportunities for global studies.

Exchange Programs

We offer exchange programs in Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, and India, lasting from two weeks to one semester. Choose a destination that matches your interests and language abilities.

England – At the Manchester Business School in England, you attend classes with students from across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. You’ll gain a new perspective from the British curriculum and get real-world experience working at local businesses.

China – For those interested in studying in Hong Kong, Olin offers two opportunities.

South Korea — Spend 2 weeks in this MBA-only summer program at Yonsei University School of Business, which includes being part of an international classroom, building a global network and cultural visits.

Germany – At the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany, you can take a two-week summer program on international business, which typically takes place in May – or stay for an entire semester.

France – For students interested in studying in France, Olin offers a two-week or semester-long program at the Université Paris-Dauphine in Paris.

India – Students wishing to study abroad in India have three options:

Argentina – Located in Argentina’s largest city, Buenos Aires, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (PUCA) immerses students in South American culture. Discover new business practices and improve your Spanish while spending a term (seven to eight weeks) in the capital city.

MBAs Without Borders

Olin Business School is a participating school in MBAs Without Borders, a division of the Citizens Development Corps, a private nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1990 by a consortium of leading U.S. business schools. Since the program’s inception, it has expanded from 16 to 52 participating schools. It places MBA graduates from participating schools in positions with private companies in countries with emerging economies.

Only Olin second-year MBA students or recent graduates of the program can apply. If selected, you begin a language training and orientation program in July, and start your 12-month assignment in October. To date, more than 1,000 Corps members have provided management and technology assistance on four continents.