International Study Trip

An integral component of the EMBA program is to participate in an international study program, which is designed to allow students to gain an understanding of global business cultural practices and acquire direct international experience in foreign countries. The international study program is connected with course BA 709: Global Financial Environment. As part of this course, each cohort will visit an international destination in order to provide a historical, political, economic, and social/cultural overview of that particular region.

The international study program includes the following accommodations:

  • Hotel accommodations at a 4 or 5-star property (double occupancy; single occupancy supplement available at an additional cost)
  • Organization of 1-2 business site visits per day, including a presentation by management and tour facilities (if applicable)
  • Ground transfers for group activities and site visits
  • Coordination of educational activities with professors or governmental representatives
  • Welcome dinner/cultural immersion
  • City tour or other cultural activity

The international study program does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare to/from the US to the international destination
  • Passport fees, entry/exit fees
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Meals not previously outlined in the itinerary
  • The EMBA XXVI cohort visited South Africa in November 2016.
  • The EMBA XXV cohort visited India in May 2015.
  • The EMBA XXIV cohort visited Vietnam and Singapore in May 2014.
  • The EMBA XXIII cohort visited Beijing and Seoul in May 2013.
  • The EMBA XXII cohort visited Brazil in May 2012.
  • The EMBA XXI visited Greece and Germany in May 2011.
  • The EMBA XX cohort visited Santiago, Chile in May 2010.

Class Trip to Chile


EMBA has provided me with skills necessary to contribute more to the success of my company. As the Director of Logistics for Calimax in Tijuana, I found the international portion of the program to be particularly relevant and useful in my professional development. I particularly enjoyed the trip to China and Thailand which complemented the international economics portion of the program. But personally, the best part of the program was the interaction with the other students and faculty.

John Grimaldi
Director of Logistics
EMBA XVI Graduate, 2007