Quinnipiac MBA and Organizational Leadership International Educational Experiences
Students within our MBA and MS in Organizational Leadership programs may opt to take short educational trips for three academic credits. Our professor led academic courses are offered in a number of international destinations. The locations are modified on an annual basis. Below you will find examples of past trips.
Executive Experience in China
This trip focused on a comparison of business practices in mainland China and Hong Kong. During the course, students also considered the business relationships between the U.S. and China. The travel portion of the course included academic focused programs, company visits, and cultural experiences in Beijing and Hong Kong, China.
You can also a view photo journal from the 2012 trip at www.QUChina.wordpress.com.
Executive Experience in Dublin/London
The Dublin/London trip focused on immersing students in both the cultural and business aspects of the region. Arriving in Dublin first, the students took advantage of a comprehensive tour of the city that included Trinity College, Old Parliament House, and St. Patrick's Cathedral and concluded at the famous Guinness Brewery, where the students were able to observe factory operations as well as sample this famous Irish export.
Business visits in Dublin included Accenture, IDA Ireland, and US Commercial Services. At each of these meetings, the students spoke with knowledgeable executives who offered explanatory comments about their organizations and the uniqueness of doing business in Ireland, and answered numerous questions students had about their various operations. Time was set aside from the business visits to explore local parks, churches, and shops, and to dine on traditional cuisine.
The London portion of the trip included visits to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Business visits in London included the London Offices of the NBA and Mary Kay Cosmetics. There, we spoke with teams of executives who outlined the recent activities of their companies and fielded student questions. Time in London was also reserved for exploration of the cultural and historical attractions in the city, such as the London Eye, the Harry Potter Studio Tour, Harrods, London Bridge, London theater and 221B Baker Street, the legendary home of Sherlock Holmes.
Executive Experience in Hungary
In addition to visiting executives at various companies, students also had access to an exclusive executive networking alumni event. Those in attendance included 150+ professionals representing 80+ companies including GE, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and Deloitte among others.