Global Experience Week Zambia
As an MBA student, you will have opportunities to travel to international locations to immerse yourself in new business environments. Learn about yourself, new cultures and gain an understanding of how businesses operate around the world.

Global Experience Week 

Global Experience Week is an unforgettable element of the Imperial MBA. You’ll learn about the challenges faced by local organisations, and how a country’s business environment affects the way they operate.

Our current Full-Time MBA students will choose from the following three trips:

  • Brazil - How business can unlock potential to boost productivity

Students experience businesses with limited resources, learning how to do more with less, using innovative ideas to overcome these hurdles.

  • Kenya – How business can scale while addressing the SDGs

Students visit NGO’s and social impact-focused organisations to learn about the role of business in responding to social and environmental issues. They will be asked to consider what their personal impact will be as a future leader.

  • Nordics (exact destination TBC) – How business can be transformed to tackle climate action

Students are expected to visit companies in the energy sector, public institutions and climate consultancies to explore how businesses can make a real climate impact and achieve net zero targets.

Costs of the trip are included in your tuition fees.

Previous cohorts visited the following organisations:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Etihad - HR team within the national airline
  • Rolls Royce Catalyst - start-up accelerator focused on sustainability/clean technology
  • Groupe Barriere - luxury hospitality, hotels and restaurants

Lusaka, Zambia

  • Co-operative fashion retail store LSK Co-op
  • Conscious beekeeping adventure Safaribee
  • Apters - an organisation that produces mobility aids from recycled paper and cardboard

IB Glocal Electives

The IB Glocal Electives teach students how to explore contemporary global business problems with a local perspective. Led by Imperial College Business School faculty in collaboration with partners at global locations, these intensive four-day study abroad programmes give students who want to enrich their academic curriculum a stimulating experience.

Previous locations have included:

  • Houston, Texas, USA
  • Milan, Italy
  • Singapore
  • Tel Aviv, Israel

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Global Exchanges

Our optional Global Exchanges programme allows you to increase your international exposure and build your network by taking advantage of specialised electives at one of our partner schools. You can take up to half of your electives with a partner school.

We partner with some of the top business schools around the world, many of whom are part of the Partners in International Management (PIM) network.

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"The most transformational things for me were activities like the Global Experience Week – going to Lusaka, Zambia was an incredible opportunity. Spending a week there with local companies, helping them and applying my knowledge was incredibly rewarding. Aside from simply being great fun, it was both informative and challenging to be using the MBA in a real-world context."
Full-Time MBA class of 2019
Robert Carter