Office of Global Business
Global Business Expeditions

Global Business Expeditions (GBEs) are short-term, high-intensity global programs offered during Spring Semester. Each program is designed by our Fisher College of Business faculty to integrate industry expertise with a global context. For full cultural and business immersion, students travel Spring Break or May 2019 on a private tour of globally successful, multi-national companies and the must-see historical sites of the region.

Sunset over Panama City


Panama: International Business (1.5 credits)
March 7-15, 2020
Prof. Terry Esper

Program fee: $2031
$150 application fee

Deadline extended! Applications due by October 18. 

Latin America has become increasingly important for firms as they strive to compete in today's global business environment. As a growing marketplace that requires unique approaches to market entry and competition, Latin America has captured the attention and interest of higher level executives. From Panama City to Lake Gatun, you will learn about the differences between business in the US and Panama, study the global role of the Panamanian logistics infrastructure (particularly the Panama Canal) to global trade, and learn about current issues facing the nation and business operations in Panama. A boat ride through the Panama Canal and a visit to Monkey Island will be sure to capture your attention outside of business meetings. 

To learn more and apply, click here

Sunset photo of Lisbon

Lisbon and Madrid: A Global Communication Adventure (1.5 credits)
March 6-14, 2020
Prof. Marc Ankerman

Program fee: $2500-$2900
$150 application fee

Deadline extended! Applications due by October 18. 

Sharing the longest uninterrupted border in the European Union, Spain and Portugal have different cultures and history that have affected the communication of their peoples, specifically in the business sphere. Join us during Spring Break to discover how companies in the region integrate the concept of Mission, Vision and Values in their organizations. Explorations of the culture and history of each country- from Castelo de Sao Jorge to the Royal Palace of Madrid- will also provide context.

To learn more and apply, click here