Overseas Corporate Consulting Project
One cannot fully understand global business by reading a book. An internship through the Darla Moore School of Business is no mere road trip touring another country. Instead, as part of the International MBA program, all candidates must complete a six-month international corporate consulting project, which must be undertaken within the country or region of the candidate’s language track, as specified by Moore School regional directors leading each track. During this project, candidates apply institutional assessment and rapid ethnography techniques to their specific country and organization. No matter where they will work in the future – in the United States or another country –students will be able to think and act globally.
The Moore School successfully pioneered the concept of an international internship more than a quarter-century ago. Since then, more than 4,000 students have worked as interns in more than 30 countries. All students of the International MBA program are required to spend up to 20 weeks working for a domestic or international employer. This requirement sets the International MBA program apart from its competitors. No other international business program requires its students to have an internship of this length, yet such experience is critical. Through this process, students transform what has been learned in an academic setting into marketable, practical business skills they can apply in real-world situations.
"What really sets the Darla Moore School of Business apart from the other programs is the international corporate consulting project. As a Japanese track student, I had a marketing project at Michelin Japan in addition to becoming fluent in the language. Few other MBA programs give that opportunity, and that experience continues to be a key positive differentiating factor in my career. The Moore School helped me take my career to another level.”
Japanese track, 2007
Corporate Consulting Project: Michelin (Japan)
Post-MBA employment: BFGoodrich Brand Communications Manager, Michelin North America