Graduate Business Study Abroad Opportunities
Study Abroad Opportunities
John Brown University offers international practicums in conjunction with its graduate business programs. International practicums include travel to places in Central America and Asia and are open to all graduate business and leadership students.
The International Business Practicum in China was designed to compliment graduate business students by helping them gain a global perspective on the world’s fastest growing economy. Students travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing to tour retailing facilities, receive a briefing from the US Embassy, and meet with major consumer product companies to learn strategies for success in China.
Students also tour the famous Drucker Academy in Beijing, China (http://www.pfda.com.cn/english/about_team.html) where we have a joint partnership relationship. In addition, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of China and understand the government’s impact on society. This trip also helps students understand how the local Chinese people live, shop, eat, and worship. Importantly, students will engage in understanding the future impact of over 100 million Christians currently living in China. The practicum consists of pre- and post- trip classes and course work as well as a travel experience.
The International Business Practicum in South Africa is designed to complement graduate business students by helping them gain a global perspective on one of the most beautiful and exciting countries in the world. South Africa has been called the last frontier for business and investors, with the largest consumer market on the continent of Africa. As the key “gateway” country to Africa, this continent has billions of barrels of proven oil reserves, 60 percent of the world’s unused arable land and a workforce that will be larger than China by 2040. Learn more about the South Africa Practicum.
Working with partners such as Li & Fung and Walmart Centroamérica/Mexico, the Graduate Guatemala Studies Program will look at supply chain management from local and global perspectives. Topics will include raw consumer needs and wants, product design, product development, vendor compliance, material sourcing, factory sourcing, manufacturing control, shipping and customs clearance, and wholesaler and retailer relations. Students will have the opportunity to understand a global supply chain from raw materials sourced in CentralAmerica to final products sold in the USA and other markets. In addition,students will be exposed to culture and society of Guatemala.
For information about other international programs offered at JBU, click here: JBU International Programs
What students are saying about JBU's international trips:
"I was hesitant to register for this course but now that I have completed it, I have no regrets. It was a HUGE learning experience for me."
"The international trip would have to be one of the best classes I have taken in the graduate program. The experience I had traveling and learning another culture really opened my eyes to business outside the US."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the international experience and will encourage other students to pursue international study options."
"My international study program was a life changing experience. It's a brilliant, well structured program and a great learning opportunity."