Global Experience Week

Explore business in an international market

A highlight of the programme for many, the Global Experience Week is a unique hands-on learning experience. Together with the rest of the cohort, you will travel to another country for an intensive week-long trip to explore a new culture and business in an international context.

You will get to see multiple companies and cultural experiences and learn about different sectors, from marketing to finance to the entrepreneurship scene. You will learn more about international business from top executives in today’s hugely exciting global economy and attend seminars on local culture and business, all within a week.

The diversity of Imperial’s international connections means you will have chance to visit a mix of top local companies, western companies doing business in the area, and smaller names involved in some really interesting projects. This intensive exploration of a country’s business practices and challenges using company visits is an ideal way to learn through practical case studies.

The Global Experience Week is a great opportunity to continue building your global network and reinforce the strong connections within your cohort. During the visit, you will also have the opportunity to engage with alumni in the area, both from the Business School and the wider Imperial College London community.

The Global Experience Week in Vietnam was one of the best moments of the MBA programme. We had a lot of fun exploring cities, learning about different business cultures and enjoying the amazing local food.

Supitchaya JirachasakulFull-Time MBA: 2016-17

The 2015-16 class went to China and visited companies as diverse as Ford, advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy, as well as visiting a local migrant school. The 2016-17 class will travel to Vietnam for their Global Experience Week.

Please note this is an additional cost and an optional element for Global Online MBA students*

The 2016-17 class on the Global Experience Week in Vietnam.

The trip kicked off with some interesting guest speakers who gave an insight into the unique business environment in Vietnam and how the history of the country has shaped both the economic and cultural character of the region.

Andrew MurrayFull-Time MBA: 2016-17

Read more about Andrew’s experiences with the 2016-17 cohort on the Global Experience Week in Vietnam.

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