Explore business in an international market

The Global Experience Week is a unique hands-on learning experience, which is optional for Global Online MBA students looking to further broaden their horizons. Joining the Global Experience Week with the Weekend MBA cohort, you can travel to another country for an intensive week-long trip to explore a new culture and business in an international context. The Global Experience Week counts as one elective module option if taken for credit. 

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. 

For 2022-23, there will be a portfolio of three trips to choose from, including:

  • Brazil – Unlocking potential
  • Kenya – How business can scale while addressing the SDGs
  • Nordics (exact destination TBC) – How businesses can be transformed to tackle climate action

Imperial’s international connections

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. 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.

"I wanted to study at a top-tier school that had global exposure and diversity, as well as being competitive. Looking at my cohort, there are 35 different countries represented, from different backgrounds, ranging from Oil to Finance and Government service. There’s such a great diversity within the class."
Global Online MBA 2018-20
Matthew Phillips, Global Online MBA