Understanding business on a global scale doesn’t require you to get your degree overseas. Every student at the Krannert School of Management has the chance to benefit from specialized study abroad programs – often referred to as “Global Weeks” -- that allow them to add that experience to the regular MBA course of study without having to miss a semester or increase their time in school.
Krannert restructured its spring break to extend two weeks instead of the traditional one week, so that students can attend one or more concentrated sessions overseas. Each session has a particular focus, and includes traditional educational elements, plant and other visits, and a full immersion in the local culture.
Using its worldwide contacts, Krannert has established a truly international range of options that include opportunities to study in China, France, Italy, Hungary, Spain, and Taiwan. In addition, students also have the opportunity, usually in May, to do three-week working internships in India. These programs are an excellent opportunity to learn, first hand, how business operates on a global scale.
Students have the opportunity to do one or two of the European sessions, or the China session, each spring. This allows them to explore particular countries or focus areas. Those particularly interested in global experience can opt to do sessions each of the two years of the Master’s program.
These experiences provide a unique perspective to the student, and expand their knowledge of business and the position occupied the world by U.S. industry and culture. This knowledge can be invaluable in the increasingly diverse world of business.