International Studies

Through international immersions, Notre Dame MBA/MSA students are exposed to financially and culturally burgeoning markets and challenged regions in need of our business acumen.

International Immersions Available to MBA/MSA Students

Beijing and Shanghai, China - Ten-Day Interterm Immersion
As the world enters the 21st century, the rise of China is the single most important event shaping our global community. The speed and magnitude of growth in China can radically change the political, economic and social order worldwide. During this two-credit-hour program offered during Interterm, MBA & MSA students visit a cross-section of Chinese and multinational businesses to gain an appreciation for the diverse opportunities that exist in the area for both established businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Students also witness the challenges that such rapid development creates, and begin to see the ways that Chinese policymakers may address those challenges.

Santiago, Chile / Sao Paulo, Brazil - Ten-Day Interterm Immersion
During the two-week immersion students are exposed to South American business opportunities and social development understanding in two important financial and cultural centers, Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Understanding the political, economic and social landscape of these two emerging countries is essential to becoming a global leader.

International Immersions Available to MBA Students

Santiago, Chile - Seven-Week Fall Immersion
MBA students are taught in a small classroom setting by professors with broad international experience. Students develop networking opportunities in the region via access to Chilean business leaders. Students also participate in valuable field trip experiences, gain Spanish language skills and broaden culturally diverse perspectives with trips to neighboring countries, such as Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil.

Kingston, Jamaica - Summer Internship
MBA students tackle projects in Jamaica from teaching entrepreneurship to senior undergraduate students to conducting a financial assessment of a local hospital to working with nonprofit agency with a mission to reduce poverty and increase quality of life.