You’re Going to Need More Fingers to Count Up All of the Countries Where Ross Students Study


Effective future business leaders need to develop a deep understanding of international business and global cultures.

Ross students have more opportunities than ever before to do just that.

This year, students will study in more than 25 different countries and work with companies large and small, all across the globe. And Ross alumni live and work in more than 80 countries world-wide. Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

In fact, we’ve recently redesigned our BBA curriculum to give our undergraduate students more opportunities to have global educational experiences.

Several of these students will present on their experiences in the first-ever Global Initiatives Summer Showcase on Sept. 18 — designed by the office of Global Initiatives to create effective venues to share the scope and impact of Ross students’ academic experiences abroad.

Below, learn more about three of these experiences and see a gallery of images taken by our students this summer. Explore all available opportunities for Ross, and other U-M students, on the Global Initiatives web site.

Summer Showcase Highlights

Corporate Strategy in India, Global Immersion Course, August 2014

  • Where: Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi, India
  • Time: Two weeks in August
  • Description: Through a broad array of lectures, company visits, cultural visits, interactions with local alumni and students, and group projects, this action-based course provided students with a comprehensive understanding of the Indian economy and the implication to business strategy.
  • Company visits included: TVS Motor Company, Ford Plant, Ann Arbor Brewing Company – India, and Ujjivan Microfinance
  • Cultural visits included: Mamallapuram, Heritage Village, Lalbagh Gardens, Bollywood, Taj Mahal, Fort Agra, and Temple Kiran
  • Other Notes: The students met with a lot of Ross and U-M Alumni working in India during this course.

See the India Blog for more info, student quotes, and photos

Hong Kong Study and Intern, Global Intern Course, Summer 2014

  • Students: Ross BBAs and other U-M students of various majors
  • Where: Hong Kong
  • Time: Eight weeks from May to July; a two week course followed by a six week internship placement
  • Description: Through this program, students can gain a competitive edge in an increasingly global job market. Before starting their internship, students take an intensive course about the business culture and social, political, and economic environment in Hong Kong. Students gain invaluable professional experience while immersing themselves in a new culture, living in one of the most flourishing economic centers of the world, and developing career skills at an internship with an organization or multinational company in Hong Kong.
  • Cultural visits included: Victoria Peak, Macao, and Stanley Markets
  • Company visits included: Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Cathay Pacific, Li & Fung, and Ocean Park

See the Hong Kong Blog for more info, student quotes, and photos

Doing Business in Peru, Practicum Course, Spring Break 2014

  • Students: Ross BBAs and other U-M students of various majors
  • Where: Lima and Cuzco, Peru
  • Time: Coursework throughout the winter semester; fieldwork abroad during Spring Break
  • Description: Before spring break, students in the Doing Business in Peru course learned about business in Peru and researched a specific aspect of the Peruvian business industry. While in Peru over Spring Break, students conducted fieldwork in small teams, by connecting with Ross Alumni and business leaders from Peruvian companies. Upon return to Ann Arbor, Professor Branch taught more sessions; students compiled their research and presented their findings.  
  • Cultural visits included: Machu Picchu

Read more about this trip in a previous blog

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