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In today’s global business culture, an international point of view is critical to your success.

And as an MBA student at Chicago Booth, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage in global experiences in the classroom and beyond. From an industry trek in Latin America to an entire quarter studying business in Australia, we have an international program for you. Here are just a few of the options available to Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students.

Learning in Action

Chicago Booth offers many ways to globalize your learning in the classroom and far beyond. Here's a sampling.

Global Degrees

Lab Courses

Lab courses often take students overseas to work on problems of international scope. For instance, students in our Global Social Impact Practicum travel to India to work on a development project such as the use of bamboo as a clean fuel source. In one recent year, a group of students traveled to Indonesia with professor Jean-Pierre Dubé to explore an emerging market firsthand.

Industry Treks

Beyond the classroom, Industry Treks take Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA students on visits to companies in a specific location or industry. Past treks have included visits to Hong Kong, London, India, Dubai, Shanghai, and Latin America.

Student-Led Groups

On campus, student-led groups bring together students with shared interests in specific international locations or issues, ranging from the Middle East and North Africa Group for Full-Time MBA students to the Booth India Club for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students.

Full-Time Student-Led Groups Part-Time Student-Led Groups

Random Walks

Incoming Full-Time MBA students also have the opportunity to participate in 10-day Random Walks to destinations such as Argentina, Thailand, and Egypt. It’s a great way to get to know fellow classmates and immerse yourself in another culture.

Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture and explore how the rest of the world does business. The International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) gives you the opportunity to study abroad at a prestigious business school in important global markets around the world.

Students in the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA Programs can apply to spend a full quarter studying abroad, choosing from 30 partner schools in 20 countries. Knowledge of a foreign language is typically not required, since most of the partner schools provide coursework in English. During full-quarter IBEP, you enroll in courses at a partner school and get involved in campus events and activities.

We also offer short-term programs to accommodate the work schedules of Evening and Weekend MBA students. Each short-term program lasts two to three weeks and counts as one full course toward your degree requirements.

Questions about studying abroad as a Booth student? Please contact Student Life. As a courtesy to our partner schools, we ask you to direct questions to us until after you are officially nominated to participate in an exchange program.