FTMBA Global Experience week 2019

It’s one thing to know how to enact change. It’s another thing to go out and do it.

Global Experience Week allows you the chance to do just that. Armed with the technical knowledge acquired from your core modules and soft skills developed through the Personal Leadership Journey, you will travel to another country to explore a new culture and deliver meaningful contributions to local businesses*. And when we say meaningful, we mean it. 100% of our experiences focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Through the Global Experience Week, you will experience international business first-hand. You will learn about the challenges faced by local organisations, and how a country’s business environment affects the way organisations operate. You will be fully immersed into the business operations of a startup or small or medium sized enterprise (SME) and will be able to put into practice skills acquired in the classroom to create real-life results.

2019 Global Experience Week in Zambia

The 2018-19 class visited Lusaka, Zambia on their trip. Students worked in groups with local companies, such as co-operative fashion retail store LSK Co-op, conscious beekeeping adventure Safaribee and Apters, an organisation that produces mobility aids from recycled paper and cardboard. Find out more about their experience in Robert Carter’s student video diary.

This is an integral part of the Full-Time MBA programme, with costs included in your tuition fees.

*Module may be converted to remote delivery subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions

2018 Global Experience Week in Chile

The 2017-18 class went to Chile and visited local companies and charities, which provided them with an opportunity to get insight into the country’s unique business environment and find out how the history of the country has shaped both the economic and cultural character of the region. You can see more of what they experienced in our video, or in the photos below.

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We had a week planned for us which was jam-packed with activities. A particular highlight for me was visiting a healthcare charity that was doing some amazing work in paediatric burns. We met the founder who is a 70-year-old doctor and had a really inspirational talk from him. It was an excellent bonding experience for the whole cohort and we made long-lasting friendships.
Patrick De Barr
Full-Time MBA Class of 2017-18
Patrick De Barr