Immediate Experience Beyond the MBA Classroom
Put your learning into practice on critical business issues.
An important facet of the WashU Olin MBA experience is the chance to broaden your perspective and your appreciation for differences in people, approaches, economies, and cultures. Our global-minded approach, coupled with substantial opportunities for hands-on learning, fosters healthier relationships between business and humanity. You’ll gain the confidence to operate beyond your comfort zone as you work on real-world business problems in local, national, and international settings.
These forward-looking experiences give you a holistic business school education, with not only the tools to be business leaders and problem solvers, but the confidence to use them. Knowledge begins in the classroom and flourishes in the real world as you put it to the test. Internships, consulting projects, competitions, and student clubs prepare you to go further. And achieve more. Businesses and employers get behind this concept. So put down your pen and roll up your sleeves.
Knowledge at work
Get ready for real-world, résumé-building experiences. The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies facilitate our hands-on way of learning, organizing innovative learning experiences, and igniting a campus-wide passion for entrepreneurship. More than 50 percent of our graduating MBA students complete a practicum through the CEL.
You and a team of your classmates will take on a project to put what you’ve learned into practice in an area that fits you, your functional interests, and your goals. You’ll go to work helping for-profits, nonprofits, and startups by creating smart solutions to their management challenges. It’s about showing these industry professionals what you can do, proving you have the know-how—and the gumption—to lead.