Intensive Global Experiences

Destination focused learning experiences that bridge the Fox graduate curriculum with an immersion into country-specific culture, language, and business practices.

Intensive Global Experiences with Immediate Applications

Global Immersion Academic Director Kevin Fandl highlights the key benefits to the Global MBA Program.

  • Global business in emerging markets
  • Exposure to international innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Diversity in every aspect
  • Understand comparative business environments
  • Intensive learning experiences
  • Work with global companies to solve crucial problems

Global Immersions

First year immersion

For the first trip, the destination is selected to awaken the business senses of students and whet their appetites for learning more about distinctions in business across cultures. Students visit important enterprises, start-ups, multinationals, organizations, tour factories, and speak with locals. They also have an opportunity to engage in a service learning project whereby they share their own skills, knowledge and culture with firms, executives, and students in the destination country.

Second year immersion

Students have a more focused learning experience during the second immersion, as they begin to understand not only what cross-cultural differences in business are, but how they affect the economic, social, and political development of the destination country.


  • Engage with local custom and culture through activities like dancing, shopping, and going to museums and essential historical landmarks
  • Network with entrepreneurs and business leaders from local companies, firms, multinationals, startups, and nonprofits
  • Explore local cuisine at the most delicious restaurants in the city
  • Meet faculty and researchers from leading international universities and colleges
  • Tour your host city with expert guides who’ll give you a true insider’s perspective

Where we’ve been.

GIE 1 2019:

  • China and Hong Kong
  • Russia and Sweden

GIE 2 2019:

  • Chile and Brazil

Where we’re going.

GIE 1 2020:

  • China

GIE 2 2020:

  • TBA (announced in Sep)

Learn more about the Global MBA

Expose yourself to high-ranking executives at global firms that will expand your portfolio of innovative approaches to the global marketplace.

  • One week-long global immersion is required.
  • Students learn new global business practices and ideas.
  • They’ll meet high-ranking executives at innovative, successful, and unique firms abroad.

2019 Global Immersion Destinations

  • Singapore
  • Israel
  • Chile

2020 Global Immersion – TBA – check back in early fall!

Learn more about the Executive MBA

An optional one-week-long global immersion centered around a specific theme is open to online, part-time, and other students in Fox graduate programs. Led by an experienced Fox faculty member as part of a customized 3-credit course offered in the spring, summer or fall semester.

  • Gain valuable skills in cross-cultural business understanding
  • Learn about unique entrepreneurial environments
  • Understand distinct governance and institutional practices across global business environments

Where we went in 2019

  •  London, England, July 2019
  •  Italy, November 2019

Where we’re going in 2020 – TBA

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International Connections

Here are a few companies that we have visited for the MBA Immersion Trips:

  • Dezan Shira
  • CNH/Iveco/Fiat
  • AmCham
  • Megafon
  • Mitotech
  • Google Moscow
  • Ford Motor
  • SBAB
  • Stockholm AB
  • GANT
  • EBerry
  • Emiliana
  • Eggless
  • TBWA/Frederick
  • Start-Up Chile
  • Universidad
  • Catolica Enel
  • Duratex
  • Scania
  • Porto Seguro
  • DP World
  • Movile Tembici
  • Trendline
  • Hargol Foodtech
  • Beyond Verbal
  • Identa
  • Shookit Focuus
  • TD Securities
  • Edwards LifeSciences
  • 3M

Previous Global Destinations

Russia (Moscow)United Kingdom (London)Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Austria (Vienna)BermudaBrazil (Sao Paulo)
Bulgaria (Sofia)Cambodia (Siem Reap)Chile (Santiago)
China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan)Colombia (Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla)Czech Republic (Prague)
England (London)France (Paris, Toulouse/Bordeaux)Ghana (Accra)
Indonesia (Jakarta, Yogyakarta)India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Agra)Israel (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)
Italy (Rome)Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto)Malaysia
Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh)South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town)Spain (Pamplona)
Sweden (Stockholm)Switzerland (Geneva)Turkey (Istanbul)
Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)

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