The Washington State University Carson College of Business offers online Executive MBA students the opportunity to travel abroad for a ten-day residency — yet another feature that distinguishes the WSU program from so many other Executive MBA programs.

Those who attend the optional international field study trip can gain a firsthand perspective on a dynamic market by visiting various companies and learning from local professors and experts. This is also a great chance to meet face-to-face with their peers and network with professionals outside the U.S.  Outside of business experiences, students will be given the opportunity to go on tours to visit landmarks and explore the local culture.

Previous trips have taken EMBA students to Shanghai, Beijing, and Xian in China to get an inside look at businesses such as Nike, Boeing, Porsche, Baosteel, Han Kun Law Offices, and Careers International.

The optional international field study trip will be part of the summer 2 International Program(IBUS 600) elective course. Program fees (which will be announced as soon as possible) will cover hotel, some meals, all in country transportation, and the program itself.

2017 International Field Study

Hear what past attendees had to say about their international field study experience!

“Traveling to a foreign country is a life-changing experience for anyone. The field study allows students to interact with another culture and learn the challenges in doing business around the world. It’s this global perspective that you cannot learn in a textbook.” Cary Slominski EMBA Online, Class of 2015 Manager of Worldwide Training Delivery, John Deere

“I went into the class thinking it was going to be about the technical side of doing business in a foreign country, such as accounting rules, legal and immigration requirements, etc. What I discovered in the class was more about the cultural aspects of doing business in China — learning the value of building relationships, establishing a respect and understanding of someone before the business relationship work can begin. You cannot place a value on the difference between reading about something and experiencing it in person.” Darrell Geymann Executive MBA Online, Class of 2013 Planning and Operations Director, Nike