Studying abroad is not an opportunity available just for undergraduate students looking to learn and explore in other countries. Inspired by the success of countries across the world and the cultural impacts of business and entrepreneurship, the Rady School of Management created a number of programs available to MBA students for the opportunity to learn about business across the globe.
Students pursuing MBA degrees will travel to China and Cambodia over spring break, and a cohort of business students from Israel will travel to San Diego to learn alongside Rady students. In addition to the spring break trips, students also have an opportunity to participate in a weekend-long program in Baja California.
This brand-new experience offers students the chance to serve a social enterprise company in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. As part of the Rady School Center for Social Innovation, a team of six students was selected to participate in an international consulting project, working with iDE International’s Cambodian Hydrologic subsidiary. The team will work with the company to help develop additional products that go beyond the company’s existing ceramic water filters– a successful venture that has made clean water more affordable for the country’s residents. Participants will receive credit for the course Management 443 – Topics in International Business.
This program introduces a group of students to the fascinating emerging “New” China – a technologically advanced country, leading new developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, big data and more. The trip is designed to give Rady School students a better and deeper understanding of the country through the exploration of new and emerging trends in e‐commerce, automotive and technological industries. Participants will receive credit for the course Management 443 – Topics in International Business.
If a longer trip doesn’t fit in a student’s schedule, the Graduate Programs office devised a new pilot program for students to travel across the border for the opportunity to obtain global perspectives. California’s southern neighbor is a hub for development, so the Baja California trip was created for business students to get a better and deeper understanding of the dynamic cross-border business culture, where deep economic and cultural linkages result in the creation of value, jobs and exports.
Israel in San Diego
Each year, a contingent of Israeli business students travel across the globe to study at the Rady School as part of the U.S.-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. This year’s focus? Bringing a product to the U.S. market. Four teams of Israeli entrepreneurs will study entrepreneurship at the Rady School and devise strategies and plans on how to bring their innovative startups to the U.S. consumers and companies. Throughout the five-day program, Rady students will be assigned to the teams, helping them understand the nuances of U.S. businesses and processes, including competition, barriers for entry, customer acquisition and more. At the end of the program, Israeli startups will pitch their Go to Market strategies to a panel of experts.