1 The Glbal Partners MBA FOUR CONTINENTS TWO DEGREES ONE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE J. Mack Rbinsn Cllege f Business Gergia State University IAE de Paris Srbnne Graduate Business Schl COPPEAD Federal University f Ri de Janeir
2 I chse the Glbal Partners MBA prgram because f its unique curriculum design. N ther MBA prgram ffers a fur cntinent, three schl, tw degree experience with such a high degree f immersin in lcal business and culture. I knew that I wanted t wrk in an internatinal business envirnment and the Glbal Partners MBA prgram paid ff in a big way! Nt nly did the prgram help t prepare me fr securing my psitin as an Assistant Brand Manager fr Sdex, but it als intrduced me t the amazing culture f Paris, France, where I always dreamed f living and wrking! LESLIE BROWN Class f 2008 Sdex Assistant Brand Manager Paris, France I came ut f the Glbal Partners MBA prgram armed with a unique skill set, perspectives n majr markets, and a great netwrk f friends arund the wrld. The chrt cmpnent f the prgram isn t unlike what peple experience in the wrkplace; yu re ften thrwn int a team with peple whm yu may r may nt chse n yur wn, but as a leader, yu have t wrk with them t make a chesive, prductive fit. Yu re juggling deadlines, traveling great distances and having t cnsistently deliver what yu ve been assigned. Everyne wh ges thrugh this experience has t learn t deal with thse challenges. Yu get it dne n a train. Yu get it dne n a plane. This is a prgram that is ging t test yu and push yu very hard, but if yu re willing t put yur head dwn and wrk, in just ver ne year, yu cme ut with tw degrees and this incredible experience that has put yur feet n fur cntinents. There is really n peer prgram in the market tday. KEVIN KILEY Class f 2006 Vectr Executive Vice President Atlanta, GA, USA THE WORLD IS YOUR CLASSROOM
3 Cntinents yu will experience first-hand Nrth America Suth America Eurpe Asia 4 Cities where yu will live Atlanta Ri de Janeir Paris Internship City 4 Partner institutins J. Mack Rbinsn Cllege f Business, Gergia State University IAE de Paris, Srbnne Graduate Business Schl COPPEAD, Federal University f Ri de Janeir 3 Degrees earned MBA J. Mack Rbinsn Cllege f Business, Gergia State University Master d Administratin des Entreprises IAE de Paris, Srbnne Graduate Business Schl 2 Weeks yu will live in each city Atlanta 26 weeks Paris 7 weeks Ri 5 weeks Internship City 16 weeks 5+ Weeks fr internatinal internship 16 1Truly glbal MBA experience Typical chrt class size 25 Number f cmpanies yu will visit in the fllwing lcatins Atlanta / Ri / Paris / Brussels / Washingtn, DC Three cities in Asia 35+ Prgram themes Executive Leadership Cmmercial Diplmacy 2 14 Mnths t cmplete the prgram Alumni, peers, faculty, and cmpany executives in yur netwrk Places where yur classrm and experience cnverge
4 FALL SPRING ATLANTA WASHINGTON, DC RIO DE JANEIRO ATLANTA ASIA Business Analysis Fundatins Infrmatin Technlgy and Glbal Cmpetitin I Ecnmics fr Managers Glbal Operatins and Lgistics I Financial Accunting Human Resurces Management and Organizatinal Behavir I Internatinal Business Envirnment Internatinal Finance I Crprate Finance Strategic Business Cmmunicatin Glbal Legal and Regulatry Issues Marketing Management Infrmatin Technlgy and Glbal Cmpetitin II Asian Experience THEORY TO PRACTICE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Glbal leaders must manage change, mtivate and inspire thers, create crss-cultural teams, and adapt t business practices that vary by cuntry. The cre f the prgram s executive leadership theme is the frmatin f adaptive leadership practices t create sustainable ecnmic, scial and envirnmental value. Students discver their individual leadership cmpetencies and learn effective leadership practices. Face-t-face meetings with CEOs and executives f Frtune 500/Frtune Glbal cmpanies, successful entrepreneurs and high ranking gvernment fficials prvide students with valuable knwledge and unique insight. COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY Glbal success hinges n skillful interactin between leaders wh are able t frge beneficial bilateral cmmerce relatinships. Unique t the Glbal Partners MBA prgram, the cmmercial diplmacy theme allws students t examine why, when and hw cmpanies, gvernments, plicy-makers and internatinal regulatrs wrk tgether. A particular effrt is made t wrk with rganizatins with ffices in tw r mre f the prgram s lcatins. Multi-day trips t Washingtn, DC and Brussels, which include cmpany visits in each lcale, expse students t cmmercial diplmacy in actin.
5 SUMMER FALL PARIS BRUSSELS ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP ATLANTA Internatinal Affairs and Ecnmic Integratin Internatinal Internship Glbal Operatins and Lgistics II Thesis Defense/Internship Presentatin Internatinal Finance II Prgram Debriefing Internatinal Marketing Graduatin Managerial Accunting Human Resurces Management and Organizatinal Behavir II Plicy and Strategy This is a sample itinerary. Cntinents, mdules and classes are subject t change. THEMES: Tw themes, executive leadership and cmmercial diplmacy, are integrated acrss the Glbal Partners MBA prgram. They are designed t prvide students with pprtunities t apply theries and cncepts in real-wrld settings. AARON UDDIN Class f 2009 Blue Earth Netwrk, Assciate Directr, Atlanta, GA, USA Wven int the fabric f the Glbal Partners MBA is a theme f leadership, ethics, and sustainability led by Dr. Steve Olsn. It is an intense, retrspective, experiential learning prcess that prepared me fr the challenges I face pst-graduatin in an evlving glbal business climate. As part f the Glbal Partners MBA, I had the pprtunity t visit and study many f the tp cmpanies and rganizatins cmpeting in the marketplace. One theme cntinually arse: Hw can rganizatins cmpete in a wrld that is becming mre intercnnected and flatter while still being cnstrained by natinal, cultural, and sci-ecnmic bundaries. Part f the answer is in training glbal leaders wh can apprach challenges with ethical and sustainable values. The Glbal Partners MBA withut a dubt recgnizes this trend and rganizes a curriculum t make its graduates cmpetitive in this changing business wrld. JOE MANGUNO Class f 2010 U.S. Cmmercial Service, Trade Intern, Mscw, Russia Business leaders knw that internatinalizatin can significantly impact the ecnmic and peratinal dynamics f an rganizatin in any number f industries, but many dn t knw hw t expand a cmpany s ftprint beynd their brders. Cmmercial diplmacy is a cre cmpnent f internatinal business success, but it is an area that is ften misunderstd r entirely verlked. This theme was the deciding factr in my selecting the Glbal Partners MBA prgram. My direct interactins with gvernment and business leaders in the varius cuntries in which I have lived and studied has mre than prepared me t serve U.S. citizens and businesses abrad during my internship pprtunity with the U.S. Cmmercial Service in Mscw.
6 NORTH AMERICA J. Mack Rbinsn Cllege f Business Gergia State University WORLD-CLASS. SOUTH AMERICA COPPEAD Federal University f Ri de Janeir AACSB Internatinal accredited Executive MBA ranked 65th wrldwide by the Financial Times Part-time MBA ranked tp 8% in U.S. News & Wrld Reprt Glbal Partners MBA n Aspen Institute s Glbal 100 list EQUIS Accredited Ranked in Financial Times Glbal Tp 100 Business Schls Only Suth American business schl ranked by the Financial Times The largest business schl in the Suth and part f a majr research institutin, Gergia State University s J. Mack Rbinsn Cllege f Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 70,000 alumni. With prgrams n fur cntinents and students frm 160 cuntries, the cllege is wrld-class and wrldwide. In April 2010, Rbinsn was awarded a $1.52 millin federal grant t launch a Center fr Internatinal Business Educatin and Research (CIBER) t serve as a reginal and natinal resurce t help U.S. businesses succeed in glbal markets. The Rbinsn Cllege is ne f nly 33 schls t have earned a CIBER designatin. The glbal ecnmy in Gergia is thriving with 2,200 internatinal cmpanies. Cnsulates, trade ffices and hnrary cnsulates represent 64 cuntries, and 15 multinatinals have peratins in mre than 20 cuntries. Rbinsn s lcatin in Atlanta, ne f the cuntry s mst dynamic and fastest grwing cities, gives students the pprtunity t cntinue their educatin in a metrplitan envirnment with access t Frtune 500/Frtune Glbal crpratins. The COPPEAD Graduate Schl f Business is ne f the leading centers fr advanced studies and research in business educatin in Suth America. Lcated in the heart f Ri de Janeir, COPPEAD s renwned MBA was the first full-time prgram based n internatinal business educatin best practices created in Brazil. Guided by a visin t create an educatinal institutin capable f meeting the highest internatinal standards, COPPEAD is dedicated t academic excellence and innvatin. It is listed cnsistently in the Financial Times rankings f the tp 100 full-time MBA prgrams. In 2010, COPPEAD was again the nly Suth American business schl included in this prestigius glbal ranking. Brazil is amng the tp 10 ecnmies in the wrld. Ri de Janeir is hme t the Brazilian il industry and multinatinals including Cca-Cla, IBM and Xerx. Ri is als knwn fr its music, cuisine, cultural diversity and breathtaking natural setting. Students arrive in January, at the height f summer, t experience the living classrm with cursewrk cmplemented by visits t multinatinal cmpanies and gvernment agencies. DANI ROTHENBERG Class f 2010 CIB Partners/WTF Furniture Research Assciate Intern Lndn, England ELIZABETH HIX Class f 2010 One Lve Generatin Intern Atlanta and Ecuadr While the envirnments bth in and ut f the classrm are cmpletely different fr the three partner universities, the classes are fully integrated acrss the schls. At IAE, the curriculum and classrm experience is highly structured whereas at COPPEAD the learning experience was creative and experiential. The facilities at Rbinsn Cllege f Business are state-f-the-art, and the teaching styles struck a balance between structure and experience. But, where it all cnverges is learning abut Human Resurces, fr instance, first in Atlanta and then in Ri and further extending the discussin t Paris. This verall learning apprach allwed me t cntinually build upn my prir knwledge f a subject while learning the nuances f that subject within a specific cultural cntext. Many peple wh get internatinal wrk assignments can be underprepared fr their ex-patrit experience if they have nt lived in that culture fr any significant amunt f time. Studying and living in the U.S., Brazil and France is a very real experience where yu have t be highly independent and functinal. Yu have t learn quickly hw t use public transprtatin and cmmunicate in a different culture. But, yu als have an amazing pprtunity t becme a part f the lcal neighbrhd where yu live. This integratin is an essential cmpnent t the verall learning experience. The cnnectins I made with peple, particularly in Ri de Janeir, extended beynd netwrking fr my internship. I frmed friendships that will frever keep me cnnected t the culture.
7 WORLDWIDE. EUROPE IAE de Paris Srbnne Graduate Business Schl ASIA The Asian Experience: China Up Clse Business schl f wrld-renwned Srbnne University Centrally lcated in Eurpe Tw-day visits t Brussels and EU institutins 15+ cmpany visits Cllabratin with Peking University students Representative cities: Beijing; Shanghai; Chengdu; Hangzhu; Qingda Institut d Administratin des Entreprises de Paris (IAE de Paris) is the graduate business schl f the wrld-renwned Srbnne University, which has prduced Nbel Prize winners, highly regarded intellectuals, plitical therists, scientists, physicians, thelgians and artists. IAE de Paris ffers MBA, specialized master s and Ph.D. prgrams as well as several certificate curses. Its curriculum cmbines real-wrld business experience with classrm instructin. The faculty f IAE de Paris cllabrates with a team f mre than 400 practitiners, wh cntribute t the training and research activities. IAE de Paris is based in the heart f Paris, which is hme t cmpanies including Airbus, AXA, Carrefur, L Oréal, and LVMH. Glbal Partners MBA students immerse themselves in the culture and diversity f Paris in the springtime. Alng with classes at IAE and cmpany visits, they bserve the wrkings f the Eurpean Unin thrugh a tw-day visit t Brussels and EU institutins. IAE de Paris ffers the student the quintessential Eurpean university experience. The Asian mdule is designed t intrduce future glbal business leaders t the challenges and pprtunities f ding business in the dynamic and cmplex business envirnment f emerging markets in Asia currently fcusing n China. Pre- and pst-sessins are cmbined with an intensive, twweek field experience cmprised f frmal visits, several cultural excursins, classes at Peking University and meeting with lcal Chinese students. Students see and hear first-hand the Chinese experience, and what it takes t be successful in business thrugh a lcal and an internatinal lens. Glbal Partners MBA students meet with senir executives frm a brad spectrum f rganizatins, including multinatinals and small and medium rganizatins, Chinese and nn-chinese, acrss industries and functinal areas, gvernment agencies, nn-gvernmental rganizatins, and nn-prfits while examining the current state f management practices, business mdels, leadership and cmmercial diplmacy. A typical itinerary includes the majr business and gvernment centers, such as Shanghai and Beijing, and a 2nd r 3rd tier city, affrding students an pprtunity t have a diverse expsure t this strategically imprtant market. MIRAY SAGIR Class f 2010 Church s Chicken Intern Atlanta, GA, USA HASAN MANNAN Class f 2010 Glbal Stake Inc. Partnering with Delitte Intern, Credit Plicy fr Cmmercial Banks Rmania, Chicag, New Yrk, Atlanta One f the reasns I was drawn t the prgram was IAE - Paris. Frm grwing up in Eurpe, I knew that the Srbnne is ne f the mst revered institutins n the cntinent. I was educated in Turkish schls where the first freign language is French. The Glbal Partners prgram requires prficiency in a secnd language which made it clear that Glbal Partners understands the imprtance f multiple language fluency in the glbal business arena. While classes there were taught in English, I had seven weeks f studying and living in Paris t hne my French language skills, frm discussing peratins management with French prfessrs t striking up a cnversatin with a lcal wine merchant. The extrardinary benefit f the Glbal Partners prgram is that it prvides a genuine pprtunity fr students t immerse themselves in a culture. The Asian experience cmpnent f the Glbal Partners prgram includes 15+ visits t varius cmpanies. As a prir Vice President f a large natinal U.S. bank I never imagined that I wuld have the privilege f sitting acrss the table and having a cnversatin with the Citibank CFO in Shanghai. Nt every MBA prgram affrds students the pprtunity t have direct interactin with cmpany executives, especially thse leading Frtune 500/Frtune Glbal cmpanies. The Internatinal Business Envirnment class set the tne early n in the prgram fr hw t slve prblems head-n thrugh extreme, creative thinking and the experience culminated in Asia as I heard first-hand the creative appraches used t slve challenges by the Citibank CFO.
8 WHERE THE CLASSROOM THE COMPANIES WE KEEP Glbal Partners MBA prgram students have been recruited by firms including: Adidas Airbus SAS AXA Investment Managers BMO Capital Markets BMW Manufacturing CIFAL Citibank Dubai The Cca-Cla Cmpany Dubai Internatinal Finance Centre Edelman Equifax Ernst & Yung Exxn GE Hungary Zrt. HP Germany Hyperin Cnsulting JPMrgan Chase Lepard Capital Nrth Highland Nvell S.A.R.L. Ogilvy PR Wrldwide Panama Canal Authrity Quit: CONQuit RG Nrth America Rubbermaid France SAS SAP Sdex The Hme Dept ThyssenKrupp Turner Bradcasting System UPS Versace YRC Lgistics Zurich Financial INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP Venture capitalism in Suth Africa. Sustainable develpment in Uganda. Investment banking in Cambdia. Entrepreneurship in Csta Rica. The Glbal Partners MBA Internship Prgram is the pprtunity fr students t apply classrm knwledge, crss-cultural awareness and previus jb skills t a full-time wrk experience that builds n and expands their internatinal cmpetencies. The internship, which can be anywhere in the wrld, begins in early August and cncludes at the end f Nvember. It als can prvide students with the pprtunity t use their secnd language. The career management team wrks clsely with each student t ensure that their internship is well matched t his r her career interests and gals. Internships have spanned 25 different cuntries with Frtune 500/Frtune Glbal cmpanies, multinatinals, small- and medium-sized firms, nn-prfits, gvernment and nn-gvernment entities, and entrepreneurial ventures. Areas f students specializatin include but are nt limited t brand management, cmmercial diplmacy, crprate finance, ecnmic develpment, entrepreneurship, marketing, micrfinance, new business develpment and strategy. Whether students are lking fr career advancement, t make a career transitin r start their wn business, the Glbal Partners MBA internship builds their prtfli f prfessinal internatinal experience. Upn cmpletin, students have nt nly gained valuable wrk experience but als have cmpleted an in-depth research prject based n their internship. CAREER MANAGEMENT The Glbal Partners Advantage Persnalized Apprach Glbal Partners prvides a custmized, ne-n-ne apprach t Career Management. A team f faculty and career cunselrs wrks clsely with each student t assess his r her career interests and hw t ptimize time in the MBA prgram int a career enhancing experience. Curriculum and Tls Our prprietary glbal career curse cnsists f mre than 10 wrkshps that are cnducted thrughut the Glbal Partners prgram. Integrated with the Executive Leadership theme, these wrkshps assist students in mapping their career develpment. Resurces include career testing, persnal assessment and nline career tls. Students in the prgram have access t premium subscriptin glbal, natinal and lcal jb bards and netwrking sites. Executive caching sessins and individual cunseling sessins are als part f the career management prtfli ffered t Glbal Partners students. Alumni Netwrk Glbal Partners alumni are arund the wrld. Additinally, as a graduate f the Glbal Partners prgram, yu als are an alumnus f COPPEAD, IAE and the Rbinsn Cllege. The Glbal Partners prgram ffers many netwrking pprtunities in each lcatin f the prgram as well as with cmpanies and their senir management. The prgram hsts seminars, executive career caching sessins, career fairs, varius guest speakers, and scial events t give students and alumni a number f pprtunities t build their wn extensive netwrk f prfessinal and persnal cntacts. Return n Investment The Glbal Partners MBA prgram wrks with Frtune 500/Frtune Glbal cmpanies as well as small t mid-sized cmpanies thrughut the wrld fr internship and permanent placement. Glbal Partners graduates are frequently recruited by their interning cmpany. Graduates ver the last five years, n average, have experienced a 60% plus salary increase upn graduatin a strng ROI. # f specialty wrkshps t aid in yur Glbal Career Management10+
9 AND EXPERIENCE CONVERGE OMARRAH REID-CHRISTIE Class f 2009 UPS, Marketing Supervisr Atlanta, GA, USA My view f the glbal business cmmunity has significantly expanded after my internatinal internship experience with YRC Lgistics in Mexic City. In the Glbal Partners prgram, I develped a particular interest in crprate strategy and my internship ffered the pprtunity t wrk n a currency investment prject. During my 16-week internship I witnessed first-hand the challenges f an American cmpany trying t develp a cuntry-specific business strategy while trying t maintain its established, crprate identity. Wrking in Mexic prvided me fascinating pints f cntrast with my prir experience in crprate America ranging frm general ffice dynamics t cllecting accunts receivables. BRIDGET BOYER (pictured with Leslie Brwn n the left) Class f 2008 UPS, Micr-market/Custmer Prfitability Manager New Yrk, New Yrk, USA The Glbal Partners MBA prgram primed me fr pursuing an internship with UPS abrad. While I was initially ffered an pprtunity in Eurpe, I was very interested in wrking in Asia. After sme negtiating, which the prgram helped t facilitate, UPS created an internship pprtunity specifically fr me in Beijing. Nt nly was I abut t engage in an amazing learning experience I had the freedm t determine my thesis tpic as a part f my invlvement in the cmpany s varius marketing engagements in China. My internship presented key netwrking pprtunities f which I was able t leverage in rder t secure a fulltime psitin with UPS in New Yrk City. NANCY ESCORIHUELA Class f 2009 Parimal USA, Directr f Latin Marketing and Sales Atlanta, GA, USA As a petrchemical engineer I was the head f the quality assurance department at Qumica Venc fr five years, and I never wuld have imagined that after 14 mnths in the Glbal Partners prgram that I wuld be transitining my career t anther industry. My internship experience at Purewire was a pivtal ne fr me. There I develped a marketing prgram in English that was targeted at small- and mediumsized businesses, which was an entirely different mdel fr the cmpany as they traditinally fcused n nly large businesses. This experience was the springbard t my current psitin as the Directr f Latin Marketing and Sales at Parimal USA where I am using valuable lessns learned in the prgram and where I am cntinuing t expand my expertise in an industry that is new t me. The prgram pened a dr fr me that I wuld nt necessarily have knwn was there. JIEYING ZHENG Class f 2009 Svereign, Strategy Manager Auckland, New Zealand The Glbal Partners MBA prgram accelerated my pursuit f integrating ecnmic, scial and envirnmental values within a glbal cntext, which is ne f the reasns I was s interested in participating in an internship in Lndn with Vlans c-funder and an acknwledged wrld authrity in sustainability, Jhn Elkingtn. I made use f my backgrund in financial services frm Aviva and skills gained during my Glbal Partners MBA studies t map ut the leading innvatrs f micrinsurance glbally. Increasingly, my thughts have been turning t where the wrld is heading and the prgram and my internship helped clarify sme f my persnality traits and styles, as well as hw business needs t make a difference in the wrld. I aspire t apply what I have learned t psitively cntribute t a new ecnmic paradigm.
10 EMMANUELLE DEBEAUX (pictured with Miray Sagir n the left) Class f 2010 Bekaert Crpratin, Intern Atlanta, GA, USA As a French citizen, my prfessinal and extra-curricular activities prvided me pprtunities t interact with freign cultures in Eurpe. In particular, I lived and wrked in Germany fr seven years. These experiences taught me that even the best wrld class lecture is nt as imprtant as having direct cntact with a freign culture. I wanted an MBA that allwed me t learn mre abut ther cultures frm the perspective f actually living and wrking in cuntries utside f Eurpe. The Glbal Partners MBA ffered me bth: a fur-cntinent experience with extended residencies in the United States, Brazil and China. GLENN MADISON Class f 2009 Bechtel Pwer Crpratin, Research Analyst Glbal Marketing and Strategy Frederick, MD, USA I chse the Glbal Partners MBA prgram because I knew that I was ging t have a hlistic experience that I was never ging t get frm any ther MBA prgram. Nw, I have great friends and amazing experiences frm the prgram that will never be matched, while als having a full understanding f business in the glbal arena. The advice I wuld give t incming students is t experience everything! Take it all in. It will g by quickly. Yu will miss it later. Be aware aware f peple, aware f cultural perspectives, aware f landmarks (because yu will get lst smetimes!). Questin what yu knw t be nrmal and embrace what is different abut peple and business arund the wrld. JONATHAN PINNEY Class f 2010 ACL, Intern Xiaman, China Entrepreneurship is my fcus, and I knw that my future plans t start my wn business include expanding glbally. One f the mst valuable lessns I learned in the prgram is that business practices that are custmary in the United States are nt always useful r acceptable business practices abrad. The prgram affrded me a unique pprtunity t frm a perspective abut business challenges as a U.S. citizen, but it als encuraged me t evaluate and address business issues lking thrugh varius cultural lenses. Studying and living in a number f cultures fr extended perids f time while in the prgram shaped my current thinking abut hw business is cnducted acrss brders and it will undubtedly affect hw I apprach my future in glbal business wnership. JOANNE ROSENBERG (pictured with Lawrence Mackhul n the left) Class f 2009 UPS, U.S. Internatinal Marketing Supervisr Atlanta, GA, USA The Glbal Partners MBA prgram gave me unparalleled pprtunities t travel and live abrad, study with a diverse chrt, learn frm engaged prfessrs at glbally-respected universities, and meet with tp executives arund the wrld. I gained a lifetime f experience and a supprtive netwrk that is useful in bth my persnal life and prfessinal career.
11 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelr s degree in any discipline frm an accredited r internatinal equivalent institutin Demnstrated prficiency in a secnd language Graduate Management Admissin Test (GMAT) Wrk experience: Tw t three years f wrk experience is preferred but nt required Essays Tw letters f recmmendatin Test f English as a Freign Language (TOEFL) r Internatinal English Language Testing System (IELTS), if English is nt yur native language Fr mre infrmatin cntact us at: GlbalPartnersMBA.cm Glbal Partners MBA Prgram Gergia State University Buckhead Center Twer Place 200, Suite Peachtree Rad, N.E. Atlanta, GA Phne: r Fax:
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