IB Glocal Electives

IB Glocal Electives

The IB Glocal Electives are intensive study abroad programmes led by Imperial College Business School faculty to teach students how to explore contemporary global business problems with a local perspective.

These electives are intended for students who want to enrich their academic curriculum with a stimulating experience, as well as gain a deeper insight into international issues in a particular geographic area.

IB Glocal Electives will allow you to:

  • understand strategic challenges faced by society and cities
  • analyse global problems from a local perspective
  • analyse complex problems, and apply theoretical frameworks and MBA knowledge.

The location of glocal electives changes every year. Major cities under consideration are:

  • Hong Kong, HK
  • Shanghai, China
  • Dubai, U.A.E.
  • New York, U.S.
  • San Francisco, U.S.

 Please note this elective is not included in your fees and will incur an additional cost. 

What is glocalisation?

Glocalisation is the practice of conducting business according to both local and global considerations. It emphasises that relocating a theme, product, or service elsewhere has a higher chance of success when it is accommodated to the local culture in which it is introduced.