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Globalization has many dimensions. At a minimum, however, it means that irrespective of where we live or work, we interact with people from a diversity of national, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Our ability to interact effectively requires that we have a sensitivity to and appreciation for this diversity, while communicating our values in a positive way.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business demonstrates its commitment to developing leaders with a global mindset in a number of ways.
- The International Business undergraduate degree program combines coursework in international business and the broader global context within which business and economic activity occurs, with applied international experience and competency in a second language.
- Global Learning Experiences combine instruction on the social and cultural context of countries with in-country experiences that include a rich program of professional and cultural activities. Students gain first-hand experience about the unique opportunities and challenges faced by different countries. Global Learning Experiences for undergraduate students explore countries with compelling economic, geo-political, and cultural stories such as China, South Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, England, Chile, Brazil. Graduate students explore countries that include China, India, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa.
- The Huntsman Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable work and cultural experience in international settings that include Brazil, China, and Germany. Students may also work with organizations in the U.S. that have an international presence.
- Students in the Small Enterprise Education and Development program (SEED) provide aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries with the educational background and mentorship needed to build sustainable enterprises. Students not only gain first-hand experience applying business principles learned in the classroom, but have a unique opportunity to understand the personal and professional realities of venture creation in impoverished communities.
- The goal of the Huntsman Scholar Program is to develop leaders with an understanding of the interface between business, government, and international organizations. Embedded in the program is an overseas experience that emphasizes leadership and critical analysis.
- The Society for International Business and Economic Development (SIBED) is a student-run organization that aims to promote awareness of current international events, and to encourage student participation in the school’s portfolio of globally focused learning
In the words of Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The Huntsman School is committed to developing students with the education, skills, and experiences that will enable them to play leading roles, and to have a positive impact on global society.
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