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IN-DEPTH //
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION




 An International
                                       EDGE
 The global marketplace
 is here to stay,
 and business schools
 are tailoring their
 programs accordingly.



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                                                                                                                         THINK GLOBALLY
                                                                                                                               MBA programs with
                                                                                                                             an international focus


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                                                                                                                               STAY FRESH
                                                                                                                   Hone your global business skills
                                                                                                                        with short-term programs


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                                                                                                                        EXPERT INSIGHTS
                                                                                                                               Thoughts from U.S.
                                                                                                                                education leaders




  Did You                    Students graduating in
                             2010 were significantly
                                                        Approximately 68
                                                        percent of execu-
                                                                               The average
                                                                               cost of an
                                                                                             About 88 percent
                                                                                             of business school
                                                                                                                       To read this
                                                                                                                       special section
  Know?//                    more optimistic about
                             the economy in general
                                                        tive MBA students
                                                        receive tuition
                                                                               executive
                                                                               MBA program
                                                                                             students who
                                                                                             graduated in spring
                                                                                                                       online, go to
                                                                                                                       deltaskymag.com.
  Source: Graduate Manage-   compared to the previous   reimbursement          is $63,420.   2010 had jobs
  ment Admission Council     year’s graduates.          from their employer.                 by September.



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\                                                   What we have done in our new program is to broaden and
                                                     deepen the courses we o er in the business area, while still
                                                      drawing on our traditional strengths in international a airs.

                                                          to which growth
                                                          is sustainable in
                                                                                                          —Stephen Bosworth

                                                                               graduated its inaugural MIB class in May
                                                                               achieving a placement rate of almost
                                                                                                                               ,
                                                                                                                         percent
                                                         emerging [Bra-        at institutions such as the International Finance
                                                       zil, Russia, India      Corporation, money management firms and
                                                     and China] markets,”      major multinational corporations such as the
                                                DuBois says.                   Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
                                                    Kogod students have            “We have offered business courses for a long
                                                another resource close at      time,” says Dean Stephen Bosworth, who also
                                                hand—the opportunity to        happens to serve as Special Representative for
                                                take courses in subjects       North Korea Policy for the current U.S. adminis-
                                                such as international nego-    tration. “What we have done in our new program
                                                tiations, international eco-   is to broaden and deepen the courses we offer in
                                                nomics and microfinance at      the business area, while still drawing on our tra-
                                                their university’s School of   ditional strengths in international affairs.” With
                                                International Service.         students hailing om nearly        countries, every
                                                                               classroom discussion becomes an opportunity for
                                                Totally International          intercultural dialogue.
Students in the in                               Students looking for a more       MIB students are required to participate in a
The Fletcher School’s      balanced combination of international business      business internship with a significant interna-
Master of International    and international relations have a new option       tional component during the summer between
Business program study
subjects such as finance,   in the Master of International Business (MIB)       the first and second years of the program. Thanks
marketing, statistics,     program offered by The Fletcher School at Tu s       to agreements with Harvard and the China Eu-
accounting and strategic   University. The Fletcher School has been offering    rope International Business School, Fletcher MIB
management.
                           classes on international affairs since    , but it   students can also cross-register for occasional
classes at those universities’ business schools.                                                                        Students who
                                                                                                                        participate in The Duke
Meanwhile, The Fletcher School is strengthening                                                                         MBA—Cross Continent
its business faculty by recruiting luminaries such                                                                      program study in several
as Amar Bhidé, a world-renowned expert on                                                                               locations around the
                                                                                                                        world, including Dubai.
entrepreneurship.

One Program, Six Countries
If one country visit is not enough, aspiring MBA
students can apply to The Duke MBA—Cross
Continent program at Duke University’s Fuqua
School of Business. This innovative -month
program plunges students into two-week
residencies in London, Dubai, New Delhi, St.
Petersburg, Shanghai and the school’s main Dur-
ham, North Carolina, campus. Between residen-
cies, Fuqua students continue their studies om
home via an Internet-based distance learning
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platform.
    This combination of cultural immersion,            variations in business culture around the world,”                    R A N DY Z W I TC H ,
global networking and the flexibility of distance       Zwitch says. “The subtle nuances of a business                  director of Web analytics
                                                                                                                          at Barclaycard U.S. and
learning formed an irresistible package for Randy      deal equently determine its success. By travel-                        a 2010 graduate of
Zwitch, director of Web analytics at Barclaycard       ing and experiencing many different business                      Duke University’s Fuqua
U.S., who graduated in        . “The greatest benefit   environments, I have a better understanding of                         School of Business
of the program comes om learning about                 those subtle but crucial details.” //

				
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