During their studies at GISMA Business School, students can choose to participate in different international exchange programs. Credits earned in these exchange programs count towards the requirements of the MBA degree:
Purdue University in West Lafayette, USA
GISMA students can study one module (8 weeks) at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. Purdue University is located in the heart of the American Midwest about two hours away from Chicago. The Krannert School of Management has a large campus shared with Purdue University’s 38,000 students. Students earn 10-12 credits during their study at Purdue and choose from a wide variety of elective courses.
In spring GISMA students can participate in a company internship in Bangalore, India. The internship consists of a 2 week project at a large manufacturing company (TVS Motor Company). The internship counts as a three credit elective course and is completed by a report.
Tsinghua University, China
Also in spring GISMA students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange program with Tsinghua University in Beijing. They will be joined by students from Purdue University. The exchange program is being offered on an elective basis, and GISMA students can earn two credits by taking part.
ESCP Europe in Madrid, Spain
During the break between modules 3 and 4 students have the opportunity to participate in a one week elective course in Madrid. The course takes place at one of Europe’s leading business schools, the ESCP-EAP. The topic of this one credit course is “Business between the EU and South America”. The course consists of class lectures, case analyses, speeches from local guests and excursions to renowned companies.
ESCP Europe in Paris, France
During the break between modules 3 and 4 students also have the opportunity to participate in a one week elective course in Paris. The course takes place at one of Europe’s leading business schools, the ESCP-EAP, and consists of class lectures, case analyses, speeches from local guest speakers and excursions to renowned companies. The topic of this one credit course is “International Marketing Dealing with Cultural Diversity”.
In cooperation with the Central European University Business School, GISMA offers a one week elective course in Budapest. The week’s academic offerings include case based course work, guest speakers from various Hungarian companies, two company visits, as well as guided tours of the Hungarian Parliament and the historic city. The course takes place during the first week of Spring Break (March).
During the second week of Spring Break in March, students can participate in another one week elective course in Rome. The course is offered in cooperation with LUISS Business School and includes case based course work, guest speakers from various Italian companies, and cultural group outings to the Coliseum, a guided tour of the Galleria Borghese, and a guided walking tour of the historic city.
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