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International Business Study Trip

International Business is one of the core courses on the programme, and this takes place in the form of the week-long International Business Study Trip, with all lectures for the course delivered during the trip.

The course covers strategies for internationalising business, including why and how firms internationalise and the role of innovation clusters. The class meets business leaders from global corporations, start-up founders, venture capitalists and social ventures in the study region and visits leading domestic and international organisations to understand at first hand the varied responses to globalisation.

The trip lasts for a week and the location is carefully selected based on current economic trends around the world. The most recent trip saw the EMBA 2017 class visit San Francisco, California. Past EMBA classes have visited Brazil, Argentina and China. 

All accommodation, meals and internal flights are covered in the tuition fees. Participants are only responsible for the flights to and from the trip.

Podcast: Silicon Valley

Faculty members Michael Kitson University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, and Jochem Kroezen, University Lecturer in International Business, led a discussion on the successes and challenges of Silicon Valley during the EMBA International Business Study Trip in March 2018.

The discussion featuring two special guests: Lisa Van Dusen, Chief Relationship Officer of SV2, an early stage venture capital firm for the social venture sector, and Naeem Zafar, CEO of Internet of Things startup TeleSense and Dean's Teaching Fellow & Lecturer at the University of California Berkeley.