As a true asset, the Global Executive MBA classes have the chance to learn more about business in India, Brazil, and China when having a modular week in each of these countries. From the valuable insights, the students gain on-site also part-time MBA students can benefit when joining the group as Michael (P11) from HHL did. He started his MBA studies in part-time in March 2015 and joined the GEMBA4 class in India in April which was impressive in various ways:
“I decided to join the GEMBA module in Kolkata in order to get an international and diverse flavor into my part-time MBA program. Having made the very positive experience in our global immersion seminar in Boston, I was curious about a study trip in such a different culture like it is in India.
The experience turned to be out truly unique. Not only that India is a fascinating country itself, we could grasp interesting insights about how the Indian market works in comparison to western countries. This included several company visits, where we could exchange with local managers. Furthermore, we could also dive into social structures of the diverse country, i.e. learning how the caste system works in business context.
We had a convenient accommodation on the IIM campus and the staff organized a great framework for our stay, including not only a culinary journey through the West Bengal cuisine but also organizing cultural tours after our seminars.
Finally, it was an extraordinary opportunity not only to expand my personal network within the GEMBA students but also to connect with the local professors in order to exchange knowledge for my further professional path.”