Drexel Snapshot: MBA Students Complete International Residency Program

As Drexel University MBA students recently found out, there’s no better way to study international business and practices than to actually experience them in person abroad.

This past August, 45 students from the LeBow College of Business’s various MBA programs visited several companies in Prague, Czech Republic and Krakow, Poland as part of their international residency. The 7-10 day educational experience was offered through a 10-week course in which students familiarized themselves with various aspects of the regions and companies they would visit on their international itinerary.

During the Executive MBA international residency, Drexel students met with professionals at several companies in different fields, including local industries and multi-national firms, to learn about the challenges and opportunities faced by firms operating there. Some of the businesses that students toured on corporate visits included Rockwell Automation, Capgemini, Passion Communications, Hub:raum, and Czech Invest,

When they weren’t meeting professionals and touring companies, the students visited the famous Prague Castle, sampled local beers at a Czech brewery, explored the Polish architecture of the Wawel Cathedral and Town Hall, enjoyed a Segway tour of Prague and even learned how to make pierogi during a workshop in Poland.

George Tsetsekos, PhD, dean emeritus and professor of finance, led the trip for the students, who hailed from LeBow’s accelerated, full time, part time and online MBA programs.

The LeBow College of Business has offered an international residency program for more than 10 years in Europe, Asia and South America.