For candidates seeking global immersion during their business school experience, New York University’s Stern School of Business provides ample opportunity to study abroad, with trips as short as one to two weeks or as long as a full semester, through its “Doing Business in…” (DBi) program. DBi trips take place between the fall and winter semesters, during spring break and in May (after classes conclude). Each course (trip) is tailored to its specific locale and includes a mix of lectures given by Stern faculty as well as local business practitioners and/or government representatives. Complementing the classroom learning are hands-on field experiences at such places as corporate headquarters, factories, ports and development sites. Past DBi locations have included Beijing, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Milan and Melbourne, just to name a few. A representative of Stern’s International Programs Office reported to mbaMission that approximately 400 students participated in 12 DBi programs during the 2011–2012 academic year (up from 340 the previous year). Students who participate in the DBi program have the chance to gain a new perspective on conducting business in a different culture and likely make some great memories with fellow “Sternies” along with way.
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