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MBA in Media Management

International Practicum Course

The MBA programs at MCNY have an international field study experience in their curricula and the experience is an inherent part of these curricula. This action-oriented experience is tailored to ensure that students have the opportunity to work collaboratively in a pan-cultural environment in which they are exposed to new cultures and given the opportunity to explore them. Students enrolled in the MBA programs (Media Management, Financial Services or General Management) will participate in the trip based on their credits completed and academic progress.

The programs’ goal is to immerse students in the global business environment and students participation are required as this is necessary to develop and apply the skills required to work effectively in the global economy.  As part of the required international practicum course, students will be afforded the opportunity to work in a consultative capacity with an operating enterprise to address one or more existing business challenges.  Specifically, the goals of this program are three-fold: 

  1. to immerse students in two different cultures to apply the cumulative knowledge and skills acquired from the MBA program in an international setting
  2. to allow students to work in a group  setting within a multicultural global context
  3. to apply the theoretical frameworks in a consultative capacity to solve real business issues and challenges.

Students will be working in teams and team members will be determined by course instructor(s) and Program Director. Teams will be assigned in Marketing, Finance, Management & Change, Planning, Management Information Systems, and Legal and Regulatory. There may be more than one team in specific areas. At the end of the course, students will be responsible for presenting two documents; one is a comprehensive written report with all of the information detailed in the project, as well as a summary report that reflects the major elements of their findings.  Additionally, work from the trip is also included in the students’ final project, constructive action.

There are two trips per year; students can only participate in one of them, and that is determined by their standing in the program. The trip is 10 days long. Prior trips have gone to Zurich, Switzerland, London, England, Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France. The College may change the dates and location of the trip at its discretion.  If the College is forced to cancel the trip because of extenuating circumstances, an alternate assignment will be provided for credit. 

To effectively fulfill the academic requirements of the study abroad program, the business degree programs has partner with Language Study International  (LSI), Berenberg Bank, Deutsche Bank, Ogilvy & Mather, AHK, Helab Landesbank, The CityUK, Soho Artists, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Regents College London, etc.  to assist in the delivery of academic and non academic content.

2015 Study Abroad Program Dates

Summer 2015: July 7th - July 16th (to be confirmed)
Frankfurt, Germany
London, U.K.

*Trip dates & locations are subject to change


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