The final requirement of the Global Partners MBA Program is to complete an internship in the country of your choice. Faculty members assist in the placement of students to their internship position.
The internship duration is four months, beginning on or about August 1 and ending on or about November 30. It is not unusual for an internship to develop into a full-time employment offer. All internships must be approved in advance by the Director of the Global Partners MBA Program.
What are they saying?
Students discuss their experience during their internships:
My view of the global business community has significantly expanded after my international internship experience with YRC Logistics in Mexico City. In the Global Partners program, I developed a particular interest in corporate strategy and my internship offered the opportunity to work on a currency investment project. During my 16-week internship I witnessed first-hand the challenges of an American company trying to develop a country-specific business strategy while trying to maintain its established, corporate identity. Working in Mexico provided me fascinating points of contrast with my prior experience in corporate America ranging from general office dynamics to collecting accounts receivables.
Omarrah Reid-Christie – Class of 2009
As a petrochemical engineer I was the head of the quality assurance department at Qumica Venoco for five years, and I never would have imagined that after 14 months in the Global Partners program that I would be transitioning my career to another industry. My internship experience at Purewire was a pivotal one for me. There I developed a marketing program in English that was targeted at small- and medium-sized businesses, which was an entirely different model for the company as they traditionally focused on only large businesses. This experience was the springboard to my current position as the Director of Latino Marketing and Sales at Parimal USA where I am using valuable lessons learned in the program and where I am continuing to expand my expertise in an industry that is new to me. The program opened a door for me that I would not necessarily have known was there.
Nancy Escorihuela – Class of 2009
The Global Partners MBA program accelerated my pursuit of integrating economic, social and environmental values within a global context, which is one of the reasons I was so interested in participating in an internship in London with Volans co-founder and an acknowledged world authority in sustainability, John Elkington. I made use of my background in financial services from Aviva and skills gained during my Global Partners MBA studies to map out the leading innovators of microinsurance globally. Increasingly, my thoughts have been turning to where the world is heading and the program and my internship helped clarify some of my personality traits and styles, as well as how business needs to make a difference in the world. I aspire to apply what I have learned to positively contribute to a new economic paradigm.
Jieying Zheng – Class of 2009
The Global Partners MBA Program
The Global Partners MBA is an unparalleled living classroom experience that provides the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to succeed in the global business arena.
The Global Partners program provides extensive expertise in commercial relations, world trade, and market development. The commercial diplomacy theme allows students to examine why, when, and how companies, governments, policymakers, and international regulators work together.