Many Global Executive MBA programs have appeared in recent years. But as new globalization initiatives are introduced—and existing ones are refined—it’s not enough simply to provide an overview of international business in a typical classroom.

That’s why Vanderbilt took an innovative approach in developing the Global Immersion Track as part of our Executive MBA Program. Partnering with top business schools in Brazil, Canada and Mexico, we wanted to give our students opportunities to work collaboratively with cross-border, international teams comprised of students from across the four largest economies of the Americas—opportunities that other programs did do not offer.

By concentrating on the Americas, we hope to give participants a far more thorough understanding of an increasingly important market than they would otherwise receive in a generalized international program. That objective reflects the needs of companies we serve, such as Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas and Schneider Electric, as they focus operations across the Americas market.

Vast complexities remain when doing business in an area like the Americas. Understanding and experiencing those complexities—on top of differences such as language, culture and currency—will help participants who are managing cross-border teams and business lines. In addition, this first-hand experience will help participants prepare for leadership opportunities not only in the Americas but almost anywhere in the world.

Partnering with FIA Business School in São Paulo, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business in Vancouver, and ITAM in Mexico City, we have worked to achieve a unique cross-border, North-South cross-cultural immersive management education experience. If you or one of your employees is planning a career that knows no boundaries, we have assembled the experts to make that possible. Hear directly about the benefits of the program from past participants.

Juli Bennett
Executive Director,
Vanderbilt Executive Programs