On May 5, 2012 University of Indianapolis MBA Director, Steve Tokar and Dr. Kathy Bohley, Professor of International Marketing and Business, will take MBA students and alumni on the annual University of Indianapolis International Trip. This year the group is headed to Budapest and Prague.
What will our UIndy MBA students and alumni experience on this year's trip?
The flight from the US will take our contingent to London, England. Once in London, the group will take the tube into the city for a guided tour of The Tower of London followed by time to explore on their own before meeting back up for lunch at the famous Punch & Judy Pub in the Covent Garden Piazza, built in 1787. From there, it's back to Heathrow to catch the flight to Budapest.
The first stop in Budapest will be at the GE Research and Manufacturing Facility. After a tour of the facility and lecture from a local political analyst, the group will see sites in Budapest including Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and Heroes’ Square .
Tuesday is a free exploration day with dinner as a group. Dinner will be a traditional Hungarian experience, including folk dancing at Marvanymenyasszony Vendeglo - Marble Bride Restaurant.
Wednesday is travel to Prague. Thursday begins with a visit with CzechInvest, a local investment and business development agency and then on to Cerge-E The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education. It’s a joint workplace of Charles University in Prague and the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
All of that and back on the ground in Indianapolis by 7:55pm Sunday evening!
UIndy MBA Director, Steve Tokar feels that this is a vital part of differentiation in the competitive business environment today. "Being able to list on your resume that you have traveled outside of the United States and have experienced not only the culture of other countries, but have visited with business leaders, will set your resume apart for the remainder of your career."
One of our alumni, John, shares his experience on a previous trip to China. John left the United States for the first time on a University of Indianapolis MBA International Trip and enjoyed the experience so much, he spent a semester taking MBA classes at the University of Indianapolis Campus in Greece.
As a UIndy MBA student, you can attend an International Trip at any time during your program. You can go before you finish your first year! UIndy MBA alumni are invited to attend every year as well. Some of the highlights of the trip design are:
- As a student, you can take MBA 652 Global Business Seminar as a course, it will count as an elective or toward an International Business Major. You do not have to take a course in conjunction with the trip.
- The trip lasts a week, where possible, so you can easily take vacation time from work
- Trip destinations are announced approximately six to eight months in advance to allow you time for planning.
- Previous trips have visited: China, Dubai, Australia, India, England & France, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Make sure you "Like" our The University of Indianapolis MBA Facebook page to see pictures of the Prague/Budapest trip later in the month.