Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Clark MBA students and alumni can travel outside the U.S. to gain hands-on experience addressing global business issues through Clark's Global Programs.
The Global Business Seminar is a capstone course that includes a week-long trip to an international business hub. The course focuses on a different country each year examining its business and economic environment and culiminating with a visit to a variety of companies within the country. Past trips have included the Netherlands, Greece, Argentina, France, and China.
The Doing Business in Northern Europe Program is an accelerated four-week business course that takes place at a major university in Sweden.
Several Exchange Programs are offered in partnership with international universities, and students can study abroad while earning up to 4 units in credit.
Global Business Seminar
The Global Business Seminar combines lectures, readings, and discussions at Clark and incorporates a week of instruction in an international capital city such as Buenos Aires or Paris.
Classes are held during the Spring semester at Clark's Worcester campus, followed by a week of seminars and field trips to an international center of commerce. While abroad, you will be taught by Clark faculty, resident business executives, and guest lecturers. Students examine current global business events in the context of economic and political policy.
Doing Business in Northern Europe
This course is an intensive four-week program (typically offered in May) that combines lectures, readings, discussions and a project paper with language and culture instruction at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Faculty of Vaxjo's reputed School of Management and Economics provide instruction in English.
As part of this experience, you will examine current business practices in the context of economic and political policy in Northern Europe and participate in several field trips to Scandinavian businesses.
Second-year Clark MBA students may enroll in one of 3 exchange programs and gain credit for up to 4 courses towards their MBA degree. Students from these exchange institutions may also apply to Clark GSOM as an exchange student and study in the MBA program.
Université de Paris I, Paris, France
The exchange program with Panthéon Sorbonne is designed to facilitate full-time study in graduate business programs for students who have already completed graduate management courses and wish to spend a year studying abroad. Students with an MBA or MSF degree may study for the DEA or DESS degree at the Sorbonne. All classroom instruction is in French.
School of Management and Economics
Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden
Linnaeus University is known for its international profile, with over 300 international students from Scandinavia, Europe, the United States, Japan, Australia, the Baltic countries, and Africa. Students study micro- and macro-level business issues in management and economics. All classroom instruction is in English.
Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
The Faculté at Laval is one of Canada's leading business schools, with 4,000 full- and part-time students and 115 full-time faculty members. Topics of study include accounting, finance, management, marketing, decision support systems, management information systems, and real estate management. All classroom instruction is in French.