Graduate Travel Seminars

The following spring travel seminars are offered to graduate students, with priority being given to students graduating in May of 2022.

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Spring 2022 Seminars

Location: London

Time: May 6th-13th, 2022

Professor: Rick Gregg

Seminar Fee (non-MBA): To be announced

Confirmation Deposit (due December 10th, 2021): $500

Seminar Snapshot

Students in attendance will…

  • Learn about government ownership of healthcare delivery organizations, near-universal insurance coverage, allocation of resources, and recent reform efforts.
  • Visit healthcare-delivery organizations and meet healthcare providers, policy makers, and managers in London.
  • Examine quality improvement and cost containment initiatives.
  • Understand how the English healthcare system compares to the U.S. healthcare system.

Location: Shenzhen & Beijing

Time: January 8th-17th, 2022

Professors: Zhen Zhu and Ming Cheng

Seminar Fee (non-MBA): To be announced

Confirmation Deposit (due December 10th, 2021): $100

Seminar Snapshot

  • Students’ understanding of the subject will evolve through online interactions with management executives, virtual company tours, and executive reports at major domestic and global innovative corporations and their innovation centers in the China region.
  • We will focus on the dynamic state of the Chinese economy, and the forces driving the innovation and growth strategies in firms operating in China. Students will observe and discuss the influences of Chinese social and cultural factors on business practices and decisions throughout the company visits and crash consulting projects.
  • In preparation meetings, students will have the option to meet in-person to form close groups through local cultural activities and team case analysis (often directly related to the companies that we will visit). In two virtual cultural events, students will learn Tai Chi practice from a local master and making dumplings from a Chinese chef located in a courtyard house of Beijing.

Location: Madrid

Times:

  • March Option: March 12th-19th, 2022 (Spring Break)
  • May Option: May 7th/8th –May 14th/15th, 2022

Professors:

  • March (Spring Break): Carlos Rufin and Zhen Zhu
  • May: Alexis Montecinos Bravo and Carlos Rufin

Seminar Fee (non-MBA): To be announced

Confirmation Deposit (due December 10th, 2021): $500

Seminar Snapshot

  • This course is primarily an opportunity to learn about business opportunities and challenges in the European Union, which Spain joined in 1986; unlike the UK, support for the EU remains strong in Spain, including support for the Euro and for the Schengen borderless zone.
  • Spain is also a bridge between the EU and the Americas through the some 440 million people whose primary language is Spanish
  • It’s a good example, at the same time, of the strains caused by global forces, as it struggles with making its economy greener and technology-based, and keeping its society united around a common set of values.
  • Suffolk has had a presence in Madrid for more than 20 years!

Location: Virtual

Time: Mid-March to the end of April

Professor: Kim Wang

Seminar Snapshot

  • This fully online Experiential Intensive course provides an opportunity for students to deepen their MBA skillset using an intensive hands-on experience.
  • The highly experiential intensive course can be taken in place of an in-person or virtual travel seminar and combines classroom learning with a direct business experience.
  • Students will work in teams solving real challenges using their analytical skills MBA knowledge and experience to develop feasible solutions.

Location: Virtual

Time: Mid-March to the end of April

Professor: Jodi Detjen

Seminar Snapshot

  • This fully online Experiential Intensive course provides an opportunity for students to deepen their MBA skillset using an intensive hands-on experience.
  • The highly experiential intensive course can be taken in place of an in-person or virtual travel seminar and combines classroom learning with a direct business experience.
  • Students will work in teams solving real challenges using their analytical skills MBA knowledge and experience to develop feasible solutions.