International Field Study

The Washington State University Carson College of Business offers Executive MBA Online 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.

WSU Executive MBA Online students will have the opportunity to take an optional international experience in Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai, China. There will be several visits to local businesses including Bimbo Baker Plant, D&S Consulting, (China’s biggest cloud sourcing company), and Aliexpress.  In addition to dynamic business and academic activities there will also be several cultural visits such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Chaotian Gate. Most evenings will be free so that students can explore the cities and be immersed in the local culture.

The optional international field study trip will be part of the spring 3 International Program (IBUS 600) elective course. Program fees will cover hotel, some meals, all in country transportation, and the program itself.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2021 international field study trip was cancelled. Please check back for our 2022 location.     

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