Global studies

International study tours

Explore the socioeconomic, political and cultural forces shaping influential markets of the world when you travel with your professors and classmates on three 5-6 day international field seminars during the course of your degree studies. Destinations for the field seminars vary, but are currently offered in Brazil, China, India, Russia and the Middle East.


Executive MBA students also have the opportunity to participate in an Executive Thunderbird Emerging Markets Lab (TEM Lab), which sends a team of EMBA students on a consulting assignment in a growth market. Learn more about TEM Labs.

There’s an extraordinary benefit to a global MBA curriculum that incorporates first-hand exposure to the practical side of conducting business in these global markets. You will develop networks abroad while you’re guided by professors who have researched cultural variations and have lived and worked with them all over the world. Traveling alongside classmates from other cultures, who have a broad range of professional backgrounds and openly share their unique experiences, gives you the chance to expand your own global perspective. That has immediate benefits on the job.

Enjoy industry visits, top-level speakers and
vital cultural exposure during this study tour. 

Gain a first-hand understanding of the role China plays in global business and the cultural nuances that affect Chinese business interactions. More

Includes lectures, presentations, company visits and cultural excursions providing knowledge about India and its influence on business. More

Middle East
We expanded our Executive MBA field seminars program in fall 2012 to include an opportunity to travel to the Middle East. More

Designed to provide students with a broad business, economic, political and cultural overview of this area of the world. More

Visit Geneva, world hub of international affairs and global governance, and home to scores of global business headquarters. More