Global Business Project
The Global Business Project gives students the opportunity to travel abroad and work on real projects for real companies. It's a perfect opportunity for any MBA student to gain valuable hands-on international business experience. Participants in the Global Business Project solve real problems, and experience real success.
“I learned how to manage a remote team, organize recommendations into the McKinsey framework, collect first and secondary data and analyze the business to develop new strategies and action plans. Participating in this program is definitely the highlight of my MBA career.” -Aaron Newman, MBA Candidate 2012
Short Process Summary
Students work in teams. Team members are Graduate Students (Mostly MBA) from GBP Consortium Schools. Teams are assigned to real U.S. or foriegn companies and travel to work to solve a problem or meet a goal of that company. After language tutorials, teams head to DC Kick-Off Weekend and work virtually on the company's problem before departing for the in-country segment.
Every member of a project team must have some level of competency in the language of the project country, and at least one member of each team must be fluent in the language by the time the project begins in March. Team members with limited knowledge of the language are expected to start language classes no later than mid-January. Language courses and tutorials are available to those selected.
- November 15, 2011: Student Applications Due
- December 10, 2011: Match Letters are Distributed to Students
- December 15, 2011: Signed Acceptance Letter and $500 deposit due
- January-April, 2012: Language Learning
- March 9 - 11, 2012: DC Kick-Off Weekend
- March - April, 2012: Teams Work Virtually
- May 18 - 20, 2012: Hub-City Weekend
- May 21 - June 1, 2012: In Country Segment
- June 1, 2012: Final Project Materials Due
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