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MBAD 6204 : International Residency Practicum
School of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBAD)
Consulting Abroad Project
Consulting Abroad Project
Spring 2017
Course Type
Field Work (Internship)
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MBAD 6245 - Global Perspectives


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Students gain practical experience in the global environment through engagement in projects provided by international or foreign companies. A representative of the company visits GW to work with students during the associated practicum. Students work on projects during the seven-week practicum prior to the international residency.
By the end of the course students should be able to:

1. Utilize a formal consulting framework to design and execute a custom-tailored process to answer the key business questions identified by a client organization. This process should include:

a. Developing working hypotheses
b. Designing and implementing a data collection plan
c. Synthesizing data to answer key questions identified by client organizations
d. Developing creative, well supported, impactful and actionable recommendations and implementation suggestions
e. Communicating, effectively and professionally, in written and oral form while executing a project plan as a team to respond to the challenges identified by the client

2. Demonstrate a deep knowledge of the structure and dynamics of their client’s industry, and of the central topic/theme of their project.

3. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of the country where their clients are located, as well as demonstrate an appreciation for the implications that cultural and institutional distance have on global business practice.
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