Global Immersion Track
Immersion Experiences

Don't just learn international business. Immerse yourself in it. Learn from local faculty who are experts in their fields.

Overview

Don’t Just Study Business. Immerse Yourself in It.

We strongly believe that immersion learning is the best way to bring classroom theory and business fundamentals to life. That’s why we build into our curriculum several immersion experiences that help you tackle business challenges as a team and take deep-dives into key areas of global business management.

Team Immersions

The Global Team Experience

Since most business decisions are made collaboratively, you’ll complete much of your work during both years of the program as part of a cross-functional team of peers. In year one of the Global Immersion Track, you’ll be part of a domestic C-team comprised of other Vanderbilt Executive MBA students. In year two, as you prepare for four international residencies, you will be part of a new, international team with students from Vanderbilt and partner schools in Brazil, Canada and Mexico.

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Residency Immersions

New Harmony

Your first year begins with a residence in the retreat setting of New Harmony, Indiana, providing you with time away from life’s daily demands and offering you the opportunity to acclimate to your new role as a student. Learn More.

International Residencies

Your second year in this track is comprised of four distinct immersion experiences—in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. You’ll learn firsthand from locals the culture, business practices and consumer perceptions and behaviors of these four nations that represent the largest economies in the Western Hemisphere. And you’ll do it among peers from those countries whose own insights and experience will be invaluable throughout your time in the program and during your career. Learn More.

 Optional Math Camp

As you prepare to return to the classroom, you can participate in Math Camp to get reacquainted with the quantitative concepts that are foundation of the first-year curriculum. Learn More.

Project Immersions

International Capstone Strategy Project

Throughout the second year of the Global Immersion Track, you and your C-Team will integrate everything you’ve learned to build a strategic plan for a real client company involving its international business operations in the Americas. Learn More.

 
Creating and Launching the Venture

In year two of the Global Immersion Track, you and your international C-Team will devise, write and present a business plan either involving a startup or an expansion into new areas for a client company operating in multiple countries in the Americas. Learn More.