Sept. 18, 2012
-- London Business School gave 80 of its MBA students the opportunity to visit Boston and New York for a seven day management training educational trip. This is the first Global Business Experience (GBE) launched by the University and is currently being offered to MBA students in their second year. Students can choose to visit China, India, South Africa, North America or the Middle East. LBS is well connected and offers student exchanges with 33 International Exchange schools. GBE trips in 2013 are set to take place in Johannesburg, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Istanbul.
The programme is aimed to give students a practical and global learning experience whilst giving them the chance to meet MBA students from around the world. Candidates will be given projects depending on the location they choose. For instance, students that are currently in Boston and New York will complete projects based on the asset management industry and will be asked to identify how prices of financial assets are set. Throughout the week, students will be exposed to industry officials, panels, workshops, and guest lectures. They will get to visit executive members of staff from a variety of companies and organisations such as New York Stock Exchange.
Dean of London Business School, Sir Andrew Likierman commented on the new initiative saying, “The exciting new GBEs reinforce the global nature of the London Business School, with its faculty from 31 countries and its MBA programme with students from 68.”
Students are put into groups and are led by two senior staff members from two subject areas. Although exciting, the programme is put together to challenge MBA students. It’s a fast paced and rewarding management training programme that pushes candidates to try new tasks which they haven’t done before. They will work with peers they have never met and be asked to complete a project in a new environment.