Study Abroad Opportunities
John Brown University offers international practicums in conjunction with its graduate business programs. International practicums include travel to places in Central America and Asia and are open to all graduate business and leadership students.
The International Business Practicum in China was designed to compliment graduate business students by helping them gain a global perspective on the world’s fastest growing economy. Students travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing to tour retailing, manufacturing facilities, and meet with major consumer product companies to learn strategies for success in China.
Students also tour the famous Drucker Academy in Beijing, China (http://www.pfda.com.cn/english/about_team.html) where we have a joint partnership relationship. In addition, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of China and understand the government’s impact on society. This trip also helps students understand how the local Chinese people live, shop, eat, and worship. Importantly, students will engage in understanding the future impact of over 100 million Christians currently living in China. The practicum consists of pre- and post- trip classes and course work as well as a travel experience. Learn more about the China Practicum.
The International Business Practicum in Brazil was designed to provide students with a comprehensive international studies experience during which they will receive in-depth cultural and business knowledge by experienced leaders who have lived and worked in Brazil. Not only will students visit the country, but they will also prepare a team project beforehand that will be presented to Brazilian senior leadership of Fortune 500 global companies.
Students will also have the opportunity for cultural immersion by understanding how the local Brazilian people live, shop, eat and work.
The practicum consists of pre- and post-trip classes and course work, project development, and a travel experience. Learn more about the Brazil Practicum.
Working with partners such as Li & Fung and Walmart Centroamérica/Mexico, the Graduate Guatemala Studies Program will look at supply chain management from local and global perspectives. Topics will include raw consumer needs and wants, product design, product development, vendor compliance, material sourcing, factory sourcing, manufacturing control, shipping and customs clearance, and wholesaler and retailer relations. Students will have the opportunity to understand a global supply chain from raw materials sourced in Central America to final products sold in the USA and other markets. In addition, students will be exposed to culture and society of Guatemala. Learn more about the Guatemala Practicum.
For information about other international programs offered at JBU, click here: JBU International Programs