In the new global knowledge economy, Business Schools increasingly recognise the value of International Study Missions to their students.
We create and develop internationally accredited customised Study Programs offering students a life-changing learning experience. An opportunity for students to broaden their perspectives, to encourage creative approaches to tackling today’s diverse business challenges as well as challenging themselves and their own preconceptions.
We do not offer a one-fits-all solution. Our programs reflect the background and experience of the students. This, together with our extensive global network of contacts in both the academic as well as commercial world, gives us a solid framework on which to build for your success. Study Missions (sometimes referred to as International Electives or International Study Programs) offer participants unique exposure to diverse cultural and business practices – taking theory based tuition from the lecture room and bringing it to life with exhilarating first-hand experiences.
Chinese Business Leaders
Business managers cite cultural issues as the cause for 99% of early terminations or overseas assignments (source 1)
80% of organisations cite culture & engagement as one of their top challenges and 50% regard the problem as “very important” (source 2)
consider cultural challenges the biggest barrier to successfully acquiring or partnering with Western businesses (source 3)
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Improve Cultural Intelligence
The importance of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is becoming increasingly significant for managers and business leaders. No matter how good a company’s policy-making or tactical decision-taking is, without engagement in CQ they risk a high chance of failure.
CQ offers a proven way of enhancing personal leadership capabilities and provides a framework for designing a more effective global business. By leading with CQ, managers can really make a positive contribution, both within and outside their own organisations.
Developing Global Executives & Business Leaders
Developing global executives is a strategic business priority. Our international study programs offer students practical experience and help them to develop skills, allowing them to work effectively across cultures both at home and abroad.
- Educational value of the cultural trips 94%
- Academic value of the overall program 96%
- Overall Study Trip Satisfaction Score 100%
- Would you recommend a colleague/new student cohort to participate in a similar trip? 100%
At the end of our Study Trips, participants were asked to complete an evaluation questionaire and to provide additional comments on various aspects of the program.
We then produced an average percentage score for each element for the entire group by:
- Taking each students score (in the range of 1-5)
- Adding all the students scores together to give a total
- Dividing this total by the maximum score available if all students had scored the particular question the top mark
- Multiplying result by 100 to give percentage score
Host Company Partner Program
We have developed mutually beneficial partnerships with many leading global companies,
collaborating successfully on our international study programs: