International Field Study


Many online MBA programs address international markets in books. The Carson College of Business gives you the opportunity to take your education a step further. Go beyond the coursework and explore international markets firsthand.

You will be given a chance to visit various companies and learn from local professors and experts. This is also a great chance to meet your classmates in person and network with professionals outside the United States. The international field study can help you build the confidence to venture into overseas markets while earning credit toward graduation.

In July 2019, WSU Online MBA students will have the opportunity to take an optional international experience in Helsinki, Finland and Tallin, Estonia. A wide range of topics specific to these cities will be covered, including Estonia’s status as the first nation in the world to offer e-citizenship. In addition to dynamic business and academic activities, there will be opportunities for tours to visit cultural landmarks. 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 summer 2 International Marketing Management (IBUS 582) elective course. You are also eligible to join the trip if you are registered in any of the additional summer 2 elective courses, which includes Interest Rates and Finance Markets (FIN521) and International Tourism Strategy and Planning (HBM535). Program fees will cover hotel, some meals, all in country transportation, and the program itself.


“It is rewarding to talk with people from different parts of the world to get their perspectives on issues that affect all of us. … Being exposed to their perspective helps broaden your horizons and gives you a better understanding of how issues affect different parts of the world.”
Josiah Thompson Online MBA, Class of 2015