Global Exchange Program | Global Initiatives in Management | Global Lab
Asset Management Practicum | Case Competitions | The Kellogg Cup
As a Kellogg student, you can choose from a wide array of learning opportunities beyond the classroom door. From case competitions to field experiences in China, you'll find plenty of ways to hone your competitive edge.
Study abroad in France, China, Israel, Mexico or Germany for course credit. Network with local students, faculty and business professionals. Expand your knowledge and your network.
This program, which offers students five flexible, affordable, convenient ways to learn about business around the world, is a partnership between Kellogg and the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales in France; the Guanghua School of Management in China; the Recanati School of Business Administration in Israel; the IPADE Business School in Mexico; and the OttoBeisheim School of Management in Germany. Courses last one to three weeks.
In GIM, you'll choose a country and spend nine weeks studying its business and political climate in depth. You'll then travel to your chosen country and spend two weeks meeting with business and government leaders and conducting additional research. Cindy Chiang '10 and her team, for example, studied cause marketing in South Africa. Another group studied e-commerce in Thailand, and a third examined the process of marketing consumer leisure products to young adults in China. The possibilities are boundless—and borderless.
Extend your global vision with an international consulting project. You might map out new strategies for Indian clothing retailers or consult with a Brazilian company on international expansion strategies. You'll spend the final two weeks of the project at your host company, completing research and presenting your work.
Take your classroom lessons to the next level. As a member of the Kellogg Asset Management team, you'll manage and invest part of the school's endowment through student-created portfolios. "The Practicum has provided me with a great framework to learn what Asset Management involves, but also the processes that allow you to confidently value companies," says Mike Raguseo '09.
Kellogg students are perennial participants in — and winners of — case competitions across the nation. One Kellogg team recently won a competition to develop strategies for rebuilding New Orleans' public schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Another claimed a prize for its recommendation on an industrial company buyout. "I was part of a team that took part in the Business Masters competition, a global case competition hosted in Karlsruhe, Germany," recalls Amod Kher '08. "The 12 finalists were chosen from top business schools around the world."
The Kellogg Cup
The Kellogg School's formal business plan competition, the Kellogg Cup is an opportunity for students to hone their research, presentation, and entrepreneurship skills. "The coaching we received from judges, advisors, professors and classmates through the Kellogg Cup process helped us subsequently win several other international business plan competitions," notes S. Bobby Koritala '05, a Part-Time Program alum whose team won the Cup in 2005. "We raised over $100,000 in investments and got significant support in services such as patent legal work through our winnings. Needless to say, it was a great way to get seed capital for our business."