Valeria Strappa '11, Citi Group, Latin America
"MBA knowledge combined with the live experiences in each country of residency gave me a completely different view of the world, broader and inclusive —and that's a key competency that global companies aim to have in its executives."
The Global Executive MBA program incorporates unique, engaging learning activities. You will learn by doing and by seeing. This is the best way to create a lesson that sticks and may be re-applied in other settings.
Experiential learning opportunities include:
Live Case Studies: Leading companies present you with case studies related to their unique challenges.
Corporate Visits: You'll get an in-depth look into how global businesses are run with company visits and access to leading corporate executives. Although every residency is different, past corporate visits have included:
- BAE Systems, London, UK
- Baltika Brewery, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
- Emirates Airlines, Dubai, UAE
- HCL, India
- Lloyds Banking Group, London, UK
- Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shanghai, China
- Quintiles, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Experience Days: During each residency, you will participate in a unique Experience Day as part of the Culture, Civilizations and Leadership course. You will be taken outside of your comfort zone and immersed in the local culture to gain first-hand experience at navigating cultural differences, both personally and professionally.
Daniel Stone, VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Lenovo, is one of many executives who have shared their business insights and strategies with students.
Speaker Events: During speaker events, executives discuss insider challenges and solutions that you won't hear anywhere else. Past speakers have included:
- Mumin Azamkhuzhaev, Country Manager, Russia & CIS, Caterpillar
- Thomas Frist, Co-Founder, China Healthcare Corporation Limited
- Bidisha Ganguly, Head Economic Research Unit, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- David Michael, Sr. Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group - Beijing
- Atul Midha, Country Manager, Giorgio Armani, India
- Shivinder Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited
- Ahmad Sharaf, Head of Transition Management, Office of Dubai Holding
- Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Partner, McKinsey & Company (Russia)
- Daniel Stone, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Lenovo
- Pakpoom Vallisuta, Managing Partner, The Quant Group
- Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi-Aventis