|Unit||# of students|
|Supply Chain Management||76|
A total of 487 students from the Broad College of Business studied abroad during the 2013-14 academic year, leading Michigan State University in the number of students studying abroad.
The majority of students who studied abroad were EMBA students, followed closely by accounting, finance, and supply chain management students.
Troy Wallace (MBA ’15) said that his study abroad trip provided him with a valuable look at international companies.
“I will be working for a multinational firm starting in July that operates on multiple continents with a very diverse workforce. By studying abroad I was able to see different work styles, different employee policies (like maternity and paternity leave), and different communication styles,” he said. “Seeing these differences firsthand allowed me to build a better understanding of my future co-workers.”
Of the 407 students who participated in MSU faculty-led programs, 358 were part of programs led by Broad faculty or staff.
|Unit||# of students|
|Executive MBA Program in Central Europe||66|
|Marketing and International Comparative Dimensions||59|
|Business Summer Program at Cambridge University||47|
|Full-Time MBA in Central and Northern Europe||34|
|Marketing and Business in London||31|
|International Business Management in Western Europe||26|
|Business Study Abroad Program in Scotland||24|
|Business of the Olympics||20|
|Accounting and Financial Reporting in the Global Economy||18|
|Business and Culture in Japan||16|
|Global Finance Studies in Belgium||13|
|Marketing in China||4|
“My favorite part of leading a study abroad is having the opportunity to connect with our students in a different and deeper way through an international experience that opens their eyes to new things,” said Cheri DeClercq, acting MBA division director.
MSU has one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and each year more than 2,000 students travel abroad as participants in one of more than 220 programs in 65 countries.
“My trip gave me a new appreciation of culture and the effect it has on the way people conduct business in other countries. I realized how quickly I am able to adapt to new situations and cultures, and it built a confidence for me as I prepared to work at a brand new company and industry,” Andrew Pickens (MBA ’15) said. “More than anything though, it was a different level of exposure to my classmates and professors and the opportunity to foster stronger relationships with them.”