Program Blog

The Science Behind Selecting an International Trip Location

Posted by Jeff Davis on May 19, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Not Your Average International Trip

The Executive MBA international experience is more than an overseas trip. You are immersed in  the business world and culture of a new city, where traditions and general business practices may seem unusual or even exotic. However, that is one of the exact reasons we select the locations we do — to create a transformative experience for our EMBA students. In addition to company visits, tours, and presentations by senior management, you will also serve as a consultant and subject matter expert, applying your knowledge and expertise to specific client projects. This trip is like none you have experienced before. 

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Topics: international, Experiential Learning

Your Career Evolved: Seeking New Skills and Opportunities

Posted by Kristen Peres on Apr 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In today’s environment, we are all responsible for managing our own careers – companies won’t do it for us. And given the ever-evolving business climate, you must continually evaluate your skills and overall career path and adjust accordingly, whether you are planning for a change or not.

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Topics: career growth, ROI

Customized Executive Education Solutions

Posted by Jeff Davis on Feb 19, 2018 1:40:24 PM

RIT’s Executive Education Programs have a successful history of customizing solutions to meet the unique needs and desires of companies in a wide range of industries. These programs are the result of a productive collaboration between RIT and the firm, and are and specifically tailored for each company. An example of a recent program:

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Online Orientation: Off to a Successful Start

Posted by Kristen Peres on Jan 16, 2018 1:48:46 PM

On a blustery January morning, the newest online RIT Executive MBA Class 24 gathered to kick off their education journey. Welcome to the online EMBA residency – a three-day knowledge-filled, skills-gathering affair designed to propel students into the program with intention and enthusiasm.

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Topics: online learning, residency, EMBA

Eight days in South Africa

Posted by Jeff Davis on Dec 5, 2017 2:13:10 PM

A distinctive cornerstone of the EMBA program at RIT, the international trip and consultancy project offers the opportunity to put learning into practice on a global stage. Prior to departure, students conducted relevant country, industry, and firm-specific research on the international and domestic companies located in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. Once in country, students had the experience of a lifetime.

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Topics: international, global

The Start of a Transformation

Posted by Alex Cashman-Rolls on Aug 16, 2017 3:04:20 PM

Introduction

My name is Alex Cashman-Rolls. I currently serve as one of the directors of an emerging international nonprofit, RAKlife, which is based in California. Prior to this, I spent 11 years serving in various operations leadership positions in the mortgage banking industry. I have become convinced that of all the purposes a business can have, the very best purpose is to drive the prosperity of a community.

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Topics: residency, MBA, EMBA, team

Back to School

Posted by Jennifer Telitz on Aug 16, 2017 2:57:49 PM

My name is Jennifer Telitz and I’m in the broadcast media industry. I’ve been a leader in my industry heading up business development and managing campaign execution for 20 years. The last 16 years have been in the San Diego market.

Going back to school to get my MBA has been on my to-do list for a long time. 2017 is the year I’m crossing it off my list, and I’m now officially part of RIT’s EMBA online class 23!

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Topics: residency, MBA, EMBA, team

Next International Trip: South Africa

Posted by Jeff Davis on May 8, 2017 3:08:00 PM

Before RIT Executive MBA students depart on their international trip, they learn about the country in an International Business course through lectures, case studies, and group discussions.  After arriving in country, the students continue learning from the leaders of companies representing a variety of industries.  These visits often include operational tours, company presentations, and even live case studies to explore the challenges and opportunities facing firms in these countries.

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Topics: international, global, EMBA

What makes a smart team?

Posted by Marty Lawlor on Apr 19, 2017 1:46:06 PM

I recently stumbled across a New York Times article I had saved from January of 2015 entitled: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others.  I had originally clipped it because of the importance of teamwork in our Executive MBA (EMBA) program—seventy-five percent of our courses include a team deliverable—and feedback from students suggests that working with others can be the most rewarding or the most maddening part of the EMBA experience.

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Topics: MBA, EMBA, team

Hello Malaysia!

Posted by Miriam Zinter on Nov 18, 2016 2:35:27 PM

When the EMBA trip was announced earlier in the year, it seemed so far away.  I was thrilled that our class was going to Malaysia.  I enjoy being out of my comfort zone and Malaysia seemed like just the ticket for this.  Malaysia fit into my philosophy of “If you only do what you know, you will never be more than you are.”  I quickly scrolled through pictures of Malaysia and spotted pictures of the Batu Caves, palm trees, monkeys and exotic foods.  October 14th couldn’t come soon enough!

 Day 1 - Sunday

Breakfast in Malaysia: “Don’t bother looking for the bacon.”  Because Islam is the state religion, most restaurants don’t serve pork products which meant that most of us were eating beef “bacon” (aka hot beef jerky) for the first time with breakfast along with some other items such as chicken sausage.  Breakfast at the hotel was complimentary and was designed to feed a variety of people from different cultures.  Vegetarian foods, fried rice, curries, fresh fruit, pastries, waffles and baked beans were daily fare.  Our group quickly learned the fried rice was amazing.

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Topics: international, global