Experiential Learning on a Global Level

Team up with international companies to solve current management challenges.

Global Lab represents the capstone of our global opportunities at Kellogg. This 10-week experiential learning course blends traditional classroom learning with problem-solving, teamwork and client service.

In Global Lab, a faculty member liaises with clients and solicits business problems for second-year MBAs in the Full-Time and Evening & Weekend programs to solve in teams of 4–6. Over break, they travel and meet with clients to develop a better understanding of their organization and markets. Students bring their prior work and internship experience, other global exposure and academic coursework to bear on this consulting project, which they finish over the rest of the quarter on campus.

Students’ changes have been implemented by major global companies in many industries. It’s the ultimate way to make a global impact during your time at Kellogg.

As a student in Global Lab, you’ll travel to the client sites to begin research with management and spend the rest of the quarter conducting the research, analysis and interviews that go into your final recommendations.

Course Description

Learn about the application process, course expectations and upcoming Global Lab projects.


Global Lab 2020 Project List
Past Global Lab projects have included:
  • Azul Airlines: Cargo Study (Brazil)
  • Eberspacher (Germany, India)
  • Grupo Exito: E-commerce Study (Colombia)
  • Sanergy (Kenya)
  • Turkish Airlines: ORD/ATH/TLV Route Study (Turkey)

Alumni Testimonial

"Global Lab exposed me to the complexities of international trade and gave me hands-on experience with the challenges small businesses face entering new markets. My client trusted my team to uncover high margin opportunities in international markets and solve for regulatory and logistic obstacles with shipping their products to other regions. The in-country component of our project and advisor council we had helped my team to contextualize the needs of our client and solve for the specific challenges they faced. This project gave practical application for many of the classes I’ve had at Kellogg while introducing me to completely new market dynamics and business priorities." KENT VAN HORN MMM '20

Five questions with Kellogg Professor Paul Christensen

Christensen discusses what it’s like to teach Global Lab, where teams of MBA students work with overseas organizations on a particular project, typically one around strategy or marketing.

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