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Founded at Kellogg in 1990, the Global Initiatives in Management program combines 10 weeks of classroom education with two weeks of intensive, in-country field research.

Global Initiatives in Management

Global Initiatives in Management

Kellogg students head to a dozen countries to meet with senior leaders in business and government


3/17/2011 - Hundreds of Kellogg students will spend March 14-30 exploring the business landscape in a dozen countries around the world.

The Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) program brings students face-to-face with senior leaders from business and government, providing a firsthand look at the opportunities and challenges they face. (View videos from last year’s GIM trips to Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan, China and the Middle East.).

This year, more than 400 students from Kellogg’s Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA programs will visit the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Chile
  • South Africa

Founded at Kellogg in 1990, GIM combines 10 weeks of classroom education with two weeks of intensive, in-country field research. During their GIM trip, students gain an intimate understanding of the strategy and operations involved in running various organizations. The also conduct primary research on leading-edge topics under the supervision of a faculty adviser. International Focus at Kellogg highlights some of the key findings of student research projects since 2006.