University College of Business:
International Field Experiences for Graduate Students
has changed the landscape of business. A global perspective embedded in
the curriculum inherently expands the mind and the student’s base of
knowledge. At Lehigh University, we
strive to develop this global perspective in our students with
international opportunities and are dedicated to developing
leaders for global impact.
Although we are no longer accepting applications, you can still be a part of the experience! Follow our students' stories at lehighmbaglobal.com
international experience is assigned a topic relevant to the trends of
its geographic location.
- European Financial Crisis: Athens, Greece
- Corporate Social Responsibility: Nottingham and
London, United Kingdom
- Manufacturing and Logistics: Beijing, Ningbo,
and Shanghai, China
- Contrasting Developing Countries: Santiago,
Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina
- ESCEM: Tours,
- Summer session (Exact dates TBD)
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES: COURSE
field experiences are integrated into a 3-credit classroom
experience designed to ensure maximum learning and relevance. Prior to
the trip, faculty provide broad overviews of the critical economic,
cultural and political issues to be tackled while abroad.
Students brief their colleagues on more specific background
information about the host country and corporations we plan to visit,
and then share with the class their ideas for the final project that will be due after the trip.
Students and faculty depart on a Friday and arrive in-country
early Saturday morning. The weekend is designed to acclimate students
with the host country through cultural excursions and free exploration
time. Two to three business site visits are organized per day, Monday
through Friday, with organized cultural outings, dinners and free time
the evenings. Students are given additional free time to indulge in
local culture before departing on Saturday or Sunday.
Upon return, the class discusses key takeaways and students present
their own research findings to the class along with a research paper. With this model, we ensure a greater depth
of learning and appreciation for the business and culture of the
country visited and we help students develop insights immediately
relevant to their current business activities.
Alumni are welcomed (and encouraged!) to attend the field
experiences in Greece and Chile/Argentina as part of the MBA PLUS program. Class sessions
will be available through Lehigh's real-time distance learning platform, ClassroomLIVE.
visit the links to the left for a more in-depth explanation of each
trip's structure, purpose, expectations and logistics. If you
have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact
Stephanie DeLuca: (610) 758-4559 or email@example.com.