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Simon MBA graduates enter the workforce ready to make a positive impact from day one. Much of that is because of our world-class curriculum. But it’s also due to the premium we place on experiential learning.
In addition to a required project-based consulting course, you may also choose additional elective courses. These include immersive experiences abroad, and a professional skill-building program to prepare for your future career.
Every Simon MBA study team completes a project-based course in which you and a team will apply what you are learning in the classroom in a real-world setting. This will provide you with concrete résumé experience.
In addition to the required project course, you’ll have the opportunity to take elective classes, as part of your chosen specialization, with experiential components that prepare you to enter your future career with confidence.
Through a mix of coursework, discussions with local government and business leaders, and on-site visits to leading companies and organizations, you’ll experience the world of international business firsthand.
As one of the most diverse business schools in the nation, Simon Business School is proud to support and celebrate a cross-cultural MBA experience for every student.
Immersions enhance your global awareness by allowing you to explore the business world beyond the American borders. Through a mix of coursework, discussions with local government and business leaders, and on-site visits to leading companies and organizations, immersions give you the opportunity to experience the world of international business firsthand.
We continually work to expand our International Immersion offerings. See below for what is available for today's Simon Business School students.
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Explore European business and culture in the heart of one of the financial capitals of the world. Students will learn about the risks and rewards facing firms that operate in international financial markets, as they travel to Zurich, Bern, Thun, Lucerne, and other Swiss cities. The course is comprised of classroom sessions (often overlooking beautiful views of the Swiss countryside), guest lectures by leaders of international businesses, company visits, and networking events. Throughout the week, participants will interact with Rochester-Bern Executive MBA and UBS students, as well as gain an understanding of Swiss culture. The company tour portion of the program includes organizations such as Swiss Reinsurance, SwissPost, Investas AG, and other international financial institutions.
Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Israel. In fact, Israel is fast becoming one of the world's start-up superpowers. Simon students, instructors, and advisors find out firsthand how industry and innovation are reshaping the country’s emerging economic profile. In addition to exploring Israeli businesses, students also get the chance to experience the culture and history unique to the nation on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Peru and Colombia await you. Discover how environmental, sustainability, and social change efforts are helping Latin American countries transform their emerging economies into global business leaders. You will have the opportunity to visit local governmental institutions and business executives, gaining insights into the current state of Latin American affairs and learning about sustainable business models. This trip will give you plenty of opportunity to experience Latin American culture and connect with alumni based in the region.
Trips to Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China give students amazing exposure to the region. From the famous gardens of Tokyo to the Great Wall of China, the cultural exploration portion of these trips speaks for itself. Simon students have also had the opportunity to benefit from company visits, which have included:
Not every business situation can be replicated in the classroom, which is Simon offers a wealth of hands-on learning opportunities to complement your classroom instruction. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a level of comfort and confidence that can only be gained through experience.
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