Global Opportunities and Competitions

Study Abroad

Graduate Business Students at SDSU have the opportunity to study abroad to fulfill academic credit. Graduate student need to attend one of the mandatory College of Business Study Abroad Workshops before they can get individual study abroad advising. Study Abroad scholarships are available.

Semester Programs

Graduate students typically study abroad during their third semester of the program, to fulfill elective requirements.

Short-Term Programs

These three to four week summer programs offer a short international business experience. Both short-term and faculty-led programs are perfect for those students who work full time.

Faculty-Led Programs

Travel internationally with your classmates and a SDSU professor. Programs are typically led during winter, spring, and summer breaks.


Graduate Business students may potentially be eligible for academic credit by participating in select competitions.

Global Business Consulting (GBC)

Please contact Mark Ballam for more information.

Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

The nation's premiere strategy competition for venture-minded and entrepreneurial MBA students.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge

An annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.

The ACG Cup

A case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. To get involved, please contact Dr. Nikhil Varaiya.

APICS West Coast Student Case Competition

Students develop and present solutions to a supply chain problem. To get involved, please contact Dr. Y. Helio Yang.

The Lavin VentureStart Competition

Designed to unify multidisciplinary students whose talents, ideas, and energy may operate tomorrow’s leading firms.

The Zahn Challenge

A yearly competition hosted by SDSU's Zahn Innovation Center. Zahn seeks innovation driven ideas or technology that can scale to address a large market opportunity.