Executive MBAs Gain Global Perspective

To deliver business degrees for today’s world, Carson College of Business online graduate programs address a broad range of contemporary business issues from an international viewpoint, preparing graduates to lead successful endeavors in global markets. Each summer, Executive MBA online (EMBA) students may take an optional international field study course that includes a 10-day trip abroad. The trip is designed to help students develop global perspective and includes several visits to businesses that are similar to the companies in which EMBA students work. See photo gallery below.

In June, EMBA Director Velle Kolde; Fred Peterson, professor of leadership and professional studies, WSU Spokane; Jessica Cassleman, assistant dean and director of the International Business Institute; and six students traveled to Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Honk Kong, China. The group visited several companies including BioDuro, D&S Public Relations, Oracle, the U.S. Commercial Service Office in Guangzhou, Y&R, DaJiang Manless Plane, HAX, Junhe Law Firm, and DLH.

Cultural sightseeing is integrated throughout the trip. Visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City provided students an opportunity to see locations referred to in literature from the leadership course. Students are immersed in ancient Eastern and Grecian thought before exploring modern leadership literature and establishing their own leadership philosophy and path.

Learn more about the Executive MBA Online program.