EMBA-Global Asia - International seminar

EMBA-Global Asia - International seminar

An exciting part of the EMBA-Global Asia programme is the international assignments and seminars. They give you the opportunity to broaden your global perspective by working within real organisations and meeting senior industry leaders in a choice of international locations.

The range of week-long, faculty-led international assignments and seminars includes:

  • a business development project in Moscow
  • a cultural change project in South Africa
  • an innovation and adaptation project in India
  • an economics assignment in China
  • a brand management project in Germany
  • an economics project in South America
  • a modern city project in Dubai.    

As well as developing your global perspective in a key international business location, international assignments and seminars also give you the opportunity to broaden your network. You travel and work alongside students from other executive MBA programmes at London Business School and Columbia Business School and connect with members of the alumni networks in these cities.

One international assignment or seminar is required. You may choose an additional one, dependent upon seat availability in the course. Please note that if you choose to take a second international assignment or seminar as an elective option, there will be a fee of £2,500 or US$4,000.

Information may be changed or updated at any time without prior notice.

International Seminars / International Assignments

  • China

    Offered by: CBS

    We will discuss how the Chinese economy gets to where it is – by managing three transitions simultaneously: from Marx to market, from an inward-looking Middle Kingdom to an externally-oriented world factory, and from farming to industrialization. We will also discuss factors that could influence the chance of success/failure of doing business in China, including local financial sector, exchange rate policy, corruption, and negotiation style.

    Offered by: LBS

    China is implementing policy changes to shift its source of growth. The focus is increasingly on innovation and institutions. During the Hong Kong GBE week students will examine China from a variety of perspectives, gain a practical understanding of the challenges challenges and opportunities businesses face and the role Hong Kong plays.

  • Turkey

    Offered by: CBS

    The Int’l Seminar in Istanbul will include visits to companies addressing the challenges of managing firms in the region, across a variety of sectors. Students will undertake projects that focus on a particular industry or firm and, through corporate visits and additional research, analyze the relationships between firm strategy and local context in this fascinating country.

  • Germany

    Offered by: CBS

    This course familiarizes you with best practices in branding, from iPod and the launch of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty to successful branding initiatives in financial, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, entertainment and a wide range of other companies. We will focus on three topics: brand strategy and valuation; visual identity and experiential branding; and organizational branding issues.

  • Brazil

    Offered by: CBS

    This course is an in depth examination of Latin America’s economy, finances and firm behavior and performance. It involves both an academic and on-site learning experience. The learning and value acquired from this course is based on class discussion and the experience of visiting firms in Brazil, a major emerging market. It is also a case study bringing together several key disciplines of the EMBA program.

  • South Africa

    Offered by: CBS

    The objectives of this course are to learn some key lessons about starting and running an entrepreneurial company, and to learn about the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa. The essence of the course will be our guest speakers, through whom we will learn not only about their personal experiences and lessons, but about entrepreneurship in general. Our guest speakers will be South Africa entrepreneurs from a wide variety of business sizes and backgrounds.

    Offered by: LBS

    The Johannesburg GBE aims to gives students a first-hand experience of the business lives of micro-entrepreneurs in the important emerging market of South Africa. It will also focus on the unique and exciting - but often frustrating - aspects of business in an emerging market. Students will gain an insight into the process of growth and transformation, as well as the constraints and opportunities that surround them.

  • Italy

    Offered by: CBS

    From our hub in Milan we will visit facilities in Torino (Fiat) and Parma (Barilla). Cultural highlights in Milan include the magnificent Duomo (cathedral), the only late gothic building in Italy and the famous opera house – Teatro alla Scala and the Pinacoteca Di Brera with one of the most important collections of Italian paintings. The seminar will examine Italy’s industrial, fashion and financial success through site visits, discussion with business leaders, readings and
    case discussions.

  • Israel

    Offered by: CBS

    Next to Silicon Valley, Israel is the best place for an on-site study tour of technology entrepreneurship. This international seminar offers an intense exposure to technology and technology entrepreneurship in a unique environment that has been a fertile ground to multiple successful ventures, with many more in the pipeline. The week in Tel Aviv will expose you to one of the world’s most vibrant tech communities which thrives although it is geographically distant from its main markets and funding sources. At the end of the week you will be able to form your own views about the drivers of Israel’s tech success and its likely future curse. You will establish familiarity with that unusual culture with which you may find yourself doing business in the future. Moreover, you’ll take away invaluable general insights to guide you in your own career. Competing for your attention will be Tel Aviv itself.

    Offered by: LBS

    The Tel Aviv GBE aims to give students an understanding of the factors underlying the Israeli success story in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. It also encourages student to identify factors that can be generalised and applied in other business environments.

  • Chile

    Offered by: CBS

    This course is an in-depth examination of Latin America’s economy, finances and firm behavior and performance. The emphasis of the course is on Emerging Markets as a major element of the world economy. It focuses on some of the following questions: Why do countries grow? What causes disparities in income between countries? How relevant is the role of education and innovation in economic growth? What is the role played by foreign investment? What does it take to create first class firms and managers in Emerging Markets?

  • Myanmar

    Offered by: CBS

    Myanmar or Burma evokes a lost land with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as the face of a troubled country veiled in secrecy imposed by decades-long military rule. The reality today is far different. In 2011, the government of President Thein Sein adopted reforms to open up this closed country and reconnect it to the global economy. This presents unique opportunities as well as challenges. Myanmar is situated at a critical cross-roads, both geographically between the massive markets of China and India and strategically, between an open economy and a socialist state.A one-week visit to Yangon during will be filled with visits to local and international companies doing business in Myanmar as well as opportunities to enjoy a short social and cultural immersion in a fascinating country.

  • USA

    Offered by: LBS

    The Boston and NYC GBE aims to give students a first-hand exposure to the asset management industry. There will be particular interest in analysing the new challenges facing the industry in light of the recent economic developments and regulatory changes.

  • India

    Offered by: LBS

    The Mumbai GBE aims to give students a first-hand look at some of the changes, challenges, and opportunities posed by, and within, India today.

  • Peru

    Offered by: LBS

    This GBE exposes you to a business community facing the economic and political challenges of managing the paradox of embracing change whilst at the same time seeking to build from its successes – challenges which all of us must face at different times in our careers.