Immediate Experience beyond the MBA Classroom
Put your learning into practice on critical business issues.
The WashU Olin MBA experience broadens 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 gain the confidence to operate beyond your comfort zone as you work on real-world business problems in local, national and international settings.
This holistic business school education gives you the tools to be a business leader and problem solver—and 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, resume-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% of our graduating MBA students complete a practicum through the CEL.
You and a team of your classmates 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 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.