International Study Tours

Nothing beats first-hand experience when it comes to understanding different markets and cultures. Join our Study Tour as an elective to earn credits for your MBA and learn from experienced faculty members as they take you to different parts of the world such as South Africa, India and Israel. Local company visits, management talks, networking events and cultural experience sessions with local executives will be arranged to enable you to gauge the market situation up close and gain experience-based market insights. Below are a few of our recent internaional study tours:

United States – Silicon Valley & San Francisco
Topic: Technology & Innovation
Company visits: IBM, Google, Facebook, Stanford University: Start-X

Kuala Lumpur & Ho Chi Minh City
Topic: Manufacturing & Technology Start-up
Company visits: GE, Maxis, RMIT, TBS Group

South Africa
Topic: Doing Business in Africa
Company visits: Barloworld Equipment, ENSafrica, Investec, Pepkor

Mexico
Topic: The Interconnections Between Latin America and Asia
Company visits: The Abraaj Group, Endeavor Mexico, eConduce, Gauss Energia

India
Topic: Sustainability & Rise of India
Company visits: TATA Group, JSW Steel, IndusInd Bank, Eureka Forbes

Israel
Topic: Starts-up Nations
Company visits: Light Tricks, Wibbitz, Nice System, Innovation Africa

Korea
Topic: The Rise of Korea – Miracle of the Han
Company visits: Hana Financial Group, Naver, Cheil, Korea Exchange


My study tour to Israel was an eye-opening experience. It was much more to me than just a study tour.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. During the 7-day trip, we got to meet many local business leaders and listen to them share their business vision and life stories. We also had the chance to visit the country and gain a deeper understanding of Israeli history and culture. It’s something one can never really learn from reading a textbook or attending a lecture.

Hewlen YuClass of 2015 Retail Operations Director, APAC, Estee Lauder Companies Inc.