International Management Experience
The Carroll School’s International Management Experience (IME), a three-credit course that culminates in a two-and-a-half-week trip abroad, combines classroom concepts with the realities of managing in a global environment.
The course, which is open to all MBA, MSA, and MSF students, begins on the Boston College campus with an exploration of the economic, governmental, and social factors that affect the conduct of business in a variety of industries and contexts.
Toward the end of the course, students travel with faculty members to an international destination, where they visit new ventures and established small businesses as well as major local companies and multinational corporations.
During the trip, participants interact with business leaders, tour manufacturing operations, and meet with government officials responsible for trade and investment activity. They observe first-hand the application of management principles and strategies in the global arena. They also participate in networking events, which may include Boston College alumni who live and work in each country.
Itineraries vary from one year to the next, but recent destinations include China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.