Our international business study tours offer a unique and invaluable business and cultural programme for Nottingham MBAs.
Gain direct experience of business and insights into current hot topics through meetings with executives, company visits, and cultural excursions.
These optional study tours are available to both full-time and part-time MBA students but there is an additional fee.
You can also choose to take a study tour as an assessed module that counts as 10 credits towards your MBA.
Silicon Valley study tour: A journey into new venture creation
MBA students visit California's Silicon Valley with a focus on technology start-ups and equity investment. This intensive one-week study tour is run in partnership with Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Lehigh University study tour
Continuing our long-standing partnership with Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, we offer a week-long business and cultural tour to the USA in April.
- Visit blue-chip companies in New York City and Washington DC including JP Morgan Chase, Bloomberg, Inter-American Development Bank, Fox News
- Spend an afternoon at Thomson Reuters in Times Square, learning about the fast-paced news environment and how this affects the ways companies manage their brand reputation
- Tour the White House and Capitol Hill in Washington DC
- Spend time on the Lehigh campus learning about leadership, US financial institutions, and some of the procedures of Wall Street trading
We ask students to contribute to travel and accommodation costs.
"I was delighted with the chance to participate in the Lehigh/Nottingham MBA Exchange, which was an intensive programme with valuable input in terms of leadership management. The warm welcome by our American hosts combined with outstanding organisation impressed me most.
This opportunity offered me a deeper understanding of the American way of doing business accompanied by priceless opportunities to build up network contacts and exchange points of view."
Benjamin Müller, Executive MBA
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MBA study tour to China
A fantastic opportunity to take advantage of Nottingham's unique connections with China. We take seven MBA students to China for a week in June to learn about the essentials of doing business in China.
- Visit the Nordic Industrial Park in Ningbo city – one of the first wholly foreign-owned and operated industrial and business parks in China
- Learn about logistics on a visit to the Bei Lun Deep Water Port - China's largest deep water port
- Visit General Electric headquarters in Beijing, the Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City
- Visit Arup Associates – a leading global architecture and engineering firm involved with iconic building projects in China including the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing
- Tour Shanghai and visit AstraZeneca's headquarters
- Take a tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Meet members of the Chinese government
"Bloomberg was undoubtedly one of the best and most inspirational visits. A fascinating insight into a company that provides essential financial and market information to institutions around the world."
David Teasdale, MBA
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