International Context Tours

Westminster's MBA, Project-based MBA, and MBATC culminate in an international context tour, which is integrated into the curriculum and included in tuition costs. The tours are designed to give context to the program from an international perspective. Students analyze the social, cultural, political, and technological aspects of doing business in a global environment.

Students can select from several international destinations, and tours run in the fall and spring. Each context tour is designed to incorporate both cultural experiences and business visits that help students contextualized what they are learning in a real-world international business environment. Prior to traveling, students complete preparatory course work that gives them a deeper understand of the cultures and businesses they will be visiting. In the past, students have traveled to France, South Africa, England, China, Scandinavia, Peru, and many more exciting locations.

MBA students visiting Angel Medical Holding Group in China

MBA students stretching silk in China

MBA students visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory in China

MBA students enjoying a fine European dinnerMBA students at the Palais Royal

MBA students visit Batu Caves in MalaysiaMBA students visiting a business in Signapore

MBA students tapping pewter at Royal Selangor in MalaysiaMBA students visiting Merck in Germany

MBA students mapping business palns in ChinaMBA students enjoying bread with oil and balsamic in Europe

Upcoming Content Tours

  • Hong Kong—Spring 2017
  • South Africa—Spring 2017
  • Western Europe—Fall 2017
  • India—Spring 2018
  • China—Spring 2018

Recent Context Tours

China—Spring 2016

MBA students visiting Angel Medical Holding Group in China

Westminster MBA students visited Angel Medical Holding Group, one the most successful medical services group in China. Mr. Zhuo (Founder and Chairman), Mr. Jiang (CEO), Mr. Heng (General Manager), and Superintendents of Angel Women and Children Hospitals provided a fantastic discussion of their business leadership.

MBA students visit Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory in China
During a visit to Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory, Westminster MBA students learned about the successful transition of a state-owned company to a market-oriented company and also gained first-hand experience in making silk.