Career Management

International Study Trips

GSM7261G - One Credit Course

Willamette University MBA offers a one-credit course each fall and spring semester that includes a week-long international study trip to different locations around the world. The course is open to students currently enrolled in the Early Career and Career Change MBA or the MBA for Professionals. As part of the MBA for Life program, alumni of either program are also eligible to apply. Law students are also eligible to apply. 

The International Study Trip program was launched in 2013 by Professor of Global Management, Gary Knight, Associate Dean and Director of Career Management, Beth Ursin and Director of Recruitment, Aimee Akimoff. The program is designed to build your career opportunities and your resume by providing a week-long immersion in a different culture and environment, as well as to develop your global business perspective through visits to business, government and non-profit organizations. 

The International Study Trips are offered once per fall semester and once per spring semester, with the week-long international trip in either late December or early January (Fall Semester) and during Spring Break (Spring Semester).

Course Information: GSM7261G is a one credit independent study course and will be graded Pass/Fail. Course requires attendance and participation in class sessions prior to the trip.

Costs: There is no tuition charged for GSM7261G. All participants must pay the full program fees. Program fees may include in-country travel and transportation, double occupancy hotel rooms, some meals and other fees. Program fees vary from $2500 to $3500 per trip and do not include international airfare, visa (if required) and other meals. Current students eligible for Federal Stafford or Graduate Plus loans may apply to borrow to cover the costs of the trip.

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