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Field-Based Collaborations

The Bentley MBA incorporates three field-based collaborations — two of them international — for the Innovation, Value and Environment themes.

You will join faculty and members of organizations at host sites to explore complex business topics. These two-week experiences bring together topics associated with the specific theme — and build on previous themes — in a real-world setting. Two of the trips are to international destinations.

Collaborations for 2014-2015:

  • October: Austin, TX
  • January: Greece
  • March: South Africa

The field-based collaborations involve multiple stakeholder groups or organizations, and focus on issues relevant to all business sectors. You will not be working to solve a problem. Rather, you will address an issue — generally one for which an actionable solution does not exist. The goals are to emphasize the proper approach for evaluating these persistent issues and to illuminate your skills and limitations, both of which are core elements of being a competent leader.

The faculty member’s role in the collaboration is helping students apply key lessons and concepts gleaned from previous themes.