HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, BEIJING
Understanding cultural influence in Business
Regarded as the gateway to doing business in China, Hong Kong’s strategic geo-location makes it a hub for global business. Comprised of several islands making up the region, its westernized economy, great infrastructure combined with rich Chinese heritage provides a great learning experience of how culture influences establishment of business or partnerships in the Chinese market
Areas of Study:Global market supply Chains and logistics, cross-cultural differences and influences in business.
Study Visits: Logistics companies, Multinational corporations, Kowloon place, Hong Kong Science Park, Mongkok night market.
BERLIN, FRANKFURT, MUNICH, DUSSELDORF
Innovation in Business
One of the strongest economies in Europe, Germany is a market leader and a front runner in innovation and technological advancement. In Berlin, the centre and engine of Germany’s startup scene, the students explore the core activities that make this city a thriving one for entrepreneurship, innovations and game changing technologies.
Backed by strong cultural diversity, a lively art scene and a youthful population, Berlin startups have targeted key industries such as communications, finance and technology. Students engage in workshops, lectures, and presentations with the local business community contributing to Berlins’ growth. businesses which are a major support to Germany’s economic strength, that also drive innovations and the country’s strong export business.
Areas of Study: Emergence of new businesses in Germany. Success of Family owned businesses
Study Visits: Multinational corporations, Automobile companies, Fintech Startups, Reichstag-the German Parliament, Berlin Wall.
NEW YORK, USA
A global hub for international business, New York has a significant impact in virtually every aspect of business; from banking, finance, new media, Tourism, Global trade among others. A city that’s a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis, full of culture and atmosphere, the 'Big Apple' inspires students through visits to multinational companies in retail, banking and finance. Participants also interact with business leaders, local students, multinational agencies and journalists providing insightful lessons and networking opportunities.
Areas of Study: Brand marketing, International trade & policies, Global economic trends and financing models.
Study Visits: Multinational corporations, Wall Street, NASDAQ
Business in Asia/Global supply chains
One of the most advanced countries in Asia in terms of ease of doing business; Singapore’s influence in global market is greatly driven by major reforms in its internal business climate. Singapore city has a unique geo-location, advanced infrastructure, and a diverse multicultural community that makes up its human resource.
Singapore is a global shipping and logistics hub that provides students with an opportunity to explore the innovations in infrastructure that supports this progress. Through visits to multinational corporations, local companies, business schools and government agencies, this program delivers an exciting experience of the best practices in the industry essential for students’ career advancement.
Areas of Study: Global logistics, Innovations in supply business, reforms and supporting technological innovations in business.
Locations: Global Supply Chain companies, Changi International Airport, Port of Singapores
JOHANNESBURG, SANDTON CITY.
Business in Africa.
At the heart of business in Africa, South Africa economic diversity is supported by strong economic, political, and cultural reforms as well as a strong social background.
This study trip explores reforms such as branding South Africa, black economic empowerment and social cultural change undertaken to foster innovations, investments, research and entrepreneurship, policies that have propelled this nation to be a leading economy in Africa. Students learn the best practices through visits to companies, startups in Johannesburg, and lectures with local students in leading business schools.
Study Visits:Johannesburg, Sandton Business district, JSE.
PARIS, BORDEAUX, TOULOUSE, NICE, MARSEILLE
Marketing & Customer service culture
A study trip to leading companies in the Fashion, Wine and Aviation industries, will expose students to values, altitudes and beliefs in French businesses and learn how they impact customer purchasing behavior, customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Areas of study include Luxury goods marketing, Champagne making businesses, the Airbus Factory in Toulouse traditional businesses and lectures at Paris Sorbonne University All these are supplemented by lifetime experience of French landmarks such as Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum and arts scene. Study visits: Paris, Toulouse, Nice and Reims.
Locations: Wineries in Champagne region, Airbus Industries, Toulouse, Fashion
LONDON, MANCHESTER, EDINBURGH
Finance & Economics
A capital of economics and finance, London is one of the world’s leading financial centers. A study trip provides practical learning experience by providing a platform for engaging with experts and business leaders from multinational companies and leading schools of business. We also visit a breath of startups, accelerators and entrepreneurship and innovation.
Areas of Study: Fintech enterprises, Global finance & economics, Innovations in service delivery, entrepreneurship, Global supply chains, and innovations in business
Study Visits:Silicon Roundabout startups, leading school of Business, Museums of Brands, Bloomberg, Bank of England and London Stock & Metal exchange.
DUBAI & ABU DHABI
In three decades, this country has transformed itself from a desert dotted with oasis villages and a pearl-diving economy to a global financial capital with influence extending to Asia and Africa.
The case study visit of Dubai International Financial Centre enables students to understand policies and reforms that help in internationalization of businesses fostered by strong traditional cultures in a multinational community. Dubai, the most famous among the seven emirates in the U.A.E, is a hub for service industries and a market leader in the finance, tourism and real estate industries. Students are able to experience the best practices in international business as well as learn more on the impact of a global financial crisis and the resurgent reforms in property market.
Study Visits:include Dubai International Finance Centre, Schools of Business, Startups, Dubai Internet City, Palm Jumeirah and Emaar square