Nov. 20, 2012
-- The global Business Experience Programme has been made part of MBA programmes since the start of this academic year. It has been designed to allow students move out of comfort zones and interact with other students in group work and activities as well as get an education on a chosen study area from the perspective of industry experts via lectures, guest speakers, panel discussions and presentations. They get to choose a destination from five different locations around the world during the second year of the MBA programme.
This year the trips to New York and Boston were designed for students with an interest in the asset management industry. They were lucky enough to meet some giants of the corporate world. The number of students visiting totalled 70 and with two faculty members from different fields of study got a chance to be part of the Global Business Experience Programme, an initiative by London Business School.
The trip consisted of the students interacting with some of the top investors of the world, and getting to grips with the asset management industry. This exposure to the industry giants and their discussions with them, gave the students a better outlook regarding their future within the industry.
The career trek has not only helped the students, now in their second year of MBA, reaffirm their choice of course at the school and chosen career path thereafter, but also, with the current economic downturn the employment situation which affects hundreds of graduates hopes, it helped reassure them and stay motivated to perform well.
Although such programmes are available in most MBA Programmes, this one proved to be different according to the student’s point of view, because they were not only able to meet some very prominent entities from the world of finance but also, were able to get an learning from it. These kinds of events tend to be generally focussed in getting employment with prospective employers but this particular programme helped the student get a better understanding of the industry and opinions from both sides were exchanged and discussed for deeper learning on the students’ part.
For more information,please visit: http://www.london.edu/programmes/mba.html