International Perspective and First-hand Immersion
An international perspective touches every aspect of the UC Davis MBA program—from finance to technology management—and expands your ability to understand, examine and excel in today’s business environment. Our program integrates global issues into the curriculum and creates an environment where you learn from, and with, our international students and professors.
I couldn’t have made a better choice. The School’s professors are top-notch and my classmates are intelligent, creative and diverse. I’ve gained the knowledge and skills to make significant change as an international business innovator and leader.
— Bowley Joo ‘11, Innovator Fellow
On the Ground in Emerging Markets
Many students begin their UC Davis MBA program already knowledgeable about global trade and its impact. Our International Study Trip course helps you connect the dots in new and immediate ways, providing an intensive, first-hand immersion into the world of international business.
In a quarter-long course, you select a country to study, identify key industry sectors, and establish contacts to meet with executives during a two-week study trip abroad under a faculty member’s guidance.
In recent years students have visited Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam. You return with a better understanding of both local issues and the global market—and a new awareness of the factors that define business success.
International Exchange Programs
You can gain international experience, learn the culture and build your global network by spending a quarter at one of the Graduate School of Management’s partner universities. You’ll learn first-hand how companies adapt and innovate in a constantly changing global marketplace—and you’ll return with a greater understanding of today’s international business dynamics. Our partners include:
- Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile
- Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden
- Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Fudan University, Shanghai, China
- Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, Beijing, China
- Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- HEC Paris, France
- Heinrich Heine Universitat, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Aalto University Executive Education, Finland
- Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
- Manchester Business School, England
- Shanghai Advanced Institute for Finance, Shanghai Jiaotong University