Trivia Tuesday: International Study Opportunities at Tepper
Welcome to this week’s post in our Trivia Tuesday series, in which we spotlight program elements that differentiate the leading MBA programs from their peers. Today we’re taking a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University to share with you an excerpt about the school’s opportunities for international study.
“As part of the Tepper MBA experience, students are encouraged to embark on a Global Trek or study abroad program organized by one of the school’s clubs. Most students who go abroad opt for the two-week treks, in which students study the challenges facing developing economies and network in global business centers.
“The majority of students who embark on Global Treks usually rely on student-interest groups, particularly cultural clubs, to organize the trips, though the Tepper administration sometimes provides assistance with the process. The Career Opportunities Center, for example, helps students get in touch with alumni and employers in their target countries in order to make the trips equally beneficial to their careers and to their MBA education. Treks are largely student-funded. Students participating in the Asian Business Association’s 2011 trek to Japan, for example, were required to pay $3,800 apiece for airfare, accommodations, meals and transportation, though small loans were available from Tepper to help offset costs. Activities vary widely; in a recent trek to South Africa organized by the Black Business Association, for instance, students toured Pilanesberg National Park, visited firms such as Bosch Automotive and alum-owned venture capital firm Stone Three, and dined with Tepper alumni in Johannesburg.
“Students interested in gaining still more experience with international business may take part in the school’s Transitional Economies Study Abroad program, conducted in partnership with the WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management. This one-mini-semester program allows participants to study under the tutelage of a Tepper professor in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany, but also requires pre- and post-travel coursework from its students to ensure that they make the most of their on-the-ground lesson in post-socialist transitional economies. This program is required for students following the Global Enterprise Management MBA Track, but is open to all Tepper students who wish to participate; the administration reports that in the past, all students who have expressed interest in the program have been able to join.”
To read more about the global opportunities available at Tepper, as well as to obtain in-depth information about Tepper’s program and curriculum, be sure to check out the Clear Admit School Guide to Tepper! All Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.
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