2018 GBE Course List
Click on the icon for each course below to read a detailed description of the program and view a sample itinerary and syllabus. Applications can also be accessed from each program page.
SPRING BREAK (March) PROGRAMS (Apply by October 31, 2017):
Depending on their program, graduate students at Bentley University have a wide array of availble international experiences.
Students enrolled in the Bentley MBA engage in two international field based collaborations that focus on exploring complex business topics in real world settings. In accordance with the Innovation, Value, Environments, and Leadership themes, the cohort meets with members of organizations at host sites to address an issue — generally one for which an actionable solution does not exist. Past years' trips include visits to Ghana, France, Greece, South Africa, Turkey, Atlanta, Georgia, and San Antonio, Texas.
Emerging Leaders and Professional MBA
Graduate students enrolled in the Emerging Leaders MBA have a Global Business Experience (GBE) infused into their curriculum, while Professional MBA students have the option to apply for a GBE.
Global Business Experiences
We proudly offer Global Business Experiences, intensive, 3-credit education abroad experiences during semester breaks. GBE courses are open exclusively to graduate students, who can use these courses as electives toward their graduate degree at Bentley. GBE students will travel with a Bentley professor on an immersive learning experience in a region of the world where the professor has expertise. GBE programs offer students the opportunity to combine cultural activities with business, NGO, or other relevant site visits. Students have the advantage of meeting contacts at overseas organizations they would not likely encounter as a tourist, all while traveling with other Bentley students.
Because GBEs take place during January break, Spring break, or in May after exams, graduate students can study abroad with minimal disruption to their personal, professional, and academic lives.
Physical Activity During the Faculty-Led International Course/GBE
Please be aware that faculty-led international courses/GBEs are not typical classroom experiences, and students may be expected to participate in physical activities during their time abroad. Some of these activities may be quite strenuous. Students may be asked to participate in physical activities, such as walking or hiking, as a part of the experience. Students are expected to participate in physical activities as a part of the course, unless they require any modification and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability. Documentation from the Office of Disability Services will be required in such cases.