We promise to take our students inside companies and around the world, because a global perspective and cross-cultural competence are keys to any contemporary business toolkit. By engaging in new business practices and collaborating with professionals trained in different philosophies, you will acquire a new appreciation for the diversity of the global marketplace—and you'll become a stand-out job candidate in the process. Part-Time MBA students can explore the global business climate through on-campus internationalized courses (which often include global virtual projects with students and corporate partners around the world), short-term Global Enrichment trips, or term-length Global Immersions.
These intensive, accelerated study abroad programs are ideal for students who work full time and are unable to leave
the country for an extended period. In just about two weeks, you'll explore many facets of a key business topic, expanding on a foundation started here at the Carlson School and continued abroad. Programs are taught entirely in
English and offered between regular class sessions—during winter
break, May intersession, and summer session. Past students have visited local and multinational firms, while others have completed consulting projects for companies including Toro, Thomson Reuters, and Lenovo. Scholarships are available for Global Enrichment sessions, which have taken students to Brazil, China, Norway, and beyond.
Global immersion programs give students the chance to dive deeply into a culture and study alongside other international students at partner universities throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania. All courses are taught in English, and you'll find a range of classes from both the host university's full catalog and more specialized business offerings. For more detailed information, please see the Education Abroad page. Scholarships are available for these unique education experiences in China, Belgium, Costa Rica, and more.