Graduate Opportunities

Our masters students go all over the world every semester. Here are programs offered in the 2013-14 academic year.

MBA full-time students should speak with Dee Steinle, MBA Administrative Director, about credit for the programs. Contact dsteinle@ku.edu.

India

Description: KU Professor Kissan Joseph will teach the course, Marketing in the Global Environment, on the campus of the Asian School of Business. A "Marketing in India" module will be taught by ASB faculty. The program will include visits to regional companies and discussions with their upper-level executives. Cultural activities will include two-day trips and are included as part of this program. Learn more 

 

Costa Rica

Description:The School of Business in partnership with the University of Costa Rica, offers a short study abroad program in Costa Rica during Winter Break. The program will include classes taught by business faculty at the University of Costa Rica and discussions with executives in companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Intel, and Costa Rican firms including micro-enterprises and a rural tourism cooperative on the Pacific Coast. Learn more
 

France

Description:This program offers KU graduate business students a unique opportunity to see how businesses in France and the EU adapt marketing practices to various countries and cultures. It takes place at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) in Clermont-Ferrand. ESC is one of the top business schools in France and has been KU's partner school for 60 years. The program focuses on various dimensions of the European business environment and guidelines for operating effectively in Europe. Students are assigned to multinational teams of KU and ESC students, and work with these teams on class projects as well as participating in some social events. The course is taught in English by ESC faculty and includes visits to local companies and discussions with French business executives. A regional tour of Clermont-Ferrand is included, with optional time in Paris or Lyon. Learn more
 

China

Description: The class will attend lectures at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and meet with Chinese graduate business students. Company visits will include firms such as Golden Meditech, Sohu.com, Black and Veatch, Invista, YRC Worldwide, and others in Beijing and Shanghai. We will also visit representatives of organizations such as the Kansas Department of Commerce International Trade Office and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Students will explore the culture of Shanghai and Beijing, with visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Shanghai's financial district, and will have an opportunity to ride the magnetic levitation (Maglev) train at 287 mph. Learn more

Israel  (New in 2014!)

Description:  Wally Meyer, Jr, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, will teach the course, Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Israel at the Technion Institute in Israel.  The program is designed to focus on technology from a commercial standpoint.  Learn more information
 

Paderno del Grappa, Italy

Description: The CIMBA program in Paderno del Grappa, Italy provides a forum for graduate students to participate in unique business courses, while gaining valuable international experience. During the first 4-week session, all students take two courses, for a total of 6 credit hours. There are also three long weekends built into the first session so that students are able to travel and explore Europe on their own. During the 5-day session, all students take one course, for a total of 3 credit hours. In addition to coursework, students will gain exposure to the Italian culture and business environment through plant tours, guest speakers and gourmet dinners, as well as cultural presentations and fieldtrips.

Germany

Description: This three-week program near Frankfurt-Germany, is offered through a partnership between the KU School of Business and the European Business School. The program includes lectures by EBS faculty on various aspects of the business environment in Germany and Europe. Visits to business organizations such as Merck, Opel AG, and the European Central Bank are included. An optional course in "survival German" is included as well. Housing is in private rooms/apartments in the surrounding area.  Please review the 2013 program for similar information. Read more

Panama Winter Break 2014

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Other Study Abroad Programs

Students interested in other countries or world areas are encouraged to participate in programs offered by other academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, contact Nichole Valliere, 351 Summerfield, nmvalliere@ku.edu​; (785) 864-3125. Scholarship support may be available for these programs as well.
 
Dual Master's program with Group ESC in Clermont-Ferrand, France.  Contact nmvalliere@ku.edu.
 
Joint MBA/MA degrees with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Center of Latin American Studies, and the Center for Russian and East European studies at KU.  Contact nmvalliere@ku.edu.
 

Contact the Institute for International Business
Nichole Valliere
351 Summerfield Hall
785-864-3125