Yale School of Management, IE Business School and Others Launch Global Immersion Program
Five member schools of the Global Network for Advanced Management have jointly launched a new, week-long global immersion program enabling students to pursue a range of intensive study programs at partner schools in other countries. The five participating schools include the United States’ Yale School of Management (SOM), Spain’s IE Business School, Brazil’s FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, China’s Renmin University School of Business and Turkey’s Koç University Graduate School of Business.
The immersion program, which will take place in March 2013, is designed to let students from all 22 international business schools that form the Global Network for Advanced Management to leverage the expertise, faculty, programs and perspectives of partner schools. Each of the five participating member schools will host its own academic program organized around a central theme and featuring some of its top faculty, and students from any of the schools in the network can attend any of the immersion programs.
At Yale SOM, the focus will be on behavioral economics, and at IE the program will focus on how Europe is coping with the current economic crisis. In addition to academic programming, the week will also include company visits, cultural activities and networking. A total of 150 students will take part in this inaugural year of the immersion program, roughly 30 students from each of the partner schools in the global network, the Financial Times reports. In future years, more of the 22 schools are expected to offer their own themed program, David Back, senior associate dean for the executive MBA and Global Programs at Yale SOM told the FT. “You can see how you can scale this up,” he said.
Schools in the network are also working out a plan to share case studies, and 50 cases have already been donated to a communal case directory, the FT reports. Schools also plan to work together to write cases, Back told the FT, noting that a lack of cases has been one of the biggest obstacles to globalizing the management education curriculum to date.
Learn more about the Global Network for Advanced Management’s new global immersion program.