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Experiential Learning by Doing

Many of the top US business school programs are currently engaged in a lauded shift towards more hands-on, practical, and experiential learning. The approach takes a step beyond the traditional summer internship to integrate curriculum and career goals and it is drawing attention from an increasing number of international students.

At Northwest Missouri State University, students work alongside professors both inside and outside the classroom for experiential learning opportunities. Additionally, the school’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers local businesses an incubation space where students have the opportunity to both observe and participate in actual new products launch processes.

At New York's Fordham University, all students may apply to launch a new venture through the school's business incubator, the Fordham Foundry. The Foundry helps student- and alumni-run businesses to grow by providing mentoring, office space, and other resources that help them to have an impact on the city's economic growth.

The University of Idaho has become a premier choice for Brazilian students (the school’s second largest international student group) with an award-winning Integrated Business Curriculum and cross-functional approach to business education where student groups ''Learn Business by Doing Business.’’

Yet another program attracting Brazilian students can be found at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which sends over 5,000 students into 3,000 companies yearly as one of the largest and oldest cooperative offices in the world.

These programs and others like them are providing students valuable career-related learning experiences that uniquely prepare them to step into business leadership roles around the globe.

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Practical Learning

Experiential Learning by Doing Many of the top US business school programs are currently engaged in a lauded shift towards more…

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