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Trivia Tuesday: Global Management Opportunities at Stanford

It’s time once again for Trivia Tuesday, our regular exploration of the special programs and opportunities that differentiate the leading business schools. This week we’re taking a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to Stanford to share an excerpt on Stanford’s Global Management Program.

“Stanford offers many experiential learning options, which were first housed under the Global Management Program estab­lished by students and faculty in 1994. This was a comple­ment to faculty research in the field as undertaken by Stan­ford GSB’s Center for Global Business and the Economy (see section “Research Centers”), and the Center today provides both academic and experiential opportunities for students interested in global management.

“The Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) is an internship that takes place during the summer after a stu­dent’s first year. Each GMIX must span for a minimum of four weeks and so usually follows a longer, traditional internship, and it is one of the options that students may select in order to complete the Global Experience Requirement for gradua­tion. Sponsor organizations, which range from multinational companies to small startups, generally seek students to work on a focused project over their four weeks with the program (see Figure 3.2). Following the international experience itself, students have the option to complete a research project and compose a paper on a topic related to the internship, earn­ing two units of credit. The school reports that each year, 59 organizations in 26 countries on average participate in GMIX, and approximately 82 students complete this program annu­ally.

“Also worth two units is the Stanford Tsinghua Exchange Pro­gram (STEP), a partnership between Stanford and Tsinghua University in Beijing that takes place over a longer term. Stanford GSB students participating in the program are paired with an MBA student at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management. The pair work long-distance throughout the academic year on a research project of mutual interest, and each student takes a weeklong trip to the other campus for a visit focused not just on academics, but also on trips to local businesses and social and cultural activities.

“Global Study Trips, traditionally one of Stanford’s most popu­lar international options, provide an alternative, shorter international experience. These student-organized trips oc­cur between quarters during the academic year and center on travel to a particular country or region, including meetings with a range of business and government leaders (see Figure 3.3). Following the Global Study Trips, students complete a report and share their experiences with their peers.”

To continue reading about Stanford’s Global Management Program, and to discover more of Stanford’s special offerings, take a look at the Clear Admit School Guide to Stanford.  All Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.

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