Building Global Competencies
International Immersion Program
The current batch of MBA 2016-18 students had visited Dubai from 20th Feb 2017 and returned on 26th Feb 2017. The International Immersion Program is an in built activity embedded into program with the objective to provide insights to students as to how business is done outside India, how markets function in other countries, and how other cultures had an interface with International business practices. As per the course structure, all the students enrolled into International Business, International Banking & Finance and Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management programs are ought to visit one prominent Business destination at abroad for about 7 – 10 days and come back and discuss about their observations and views that have an impact on the Business processes to develop broader business perspective.
During this International Immersion Program, GSIB students had visited Jabel Ali Port which is considered to be one of the global sea-bound traffic transhipment hub connecting to the middle east and surrounding important markets. The students also visited Shuwaika Crushers located at Ras Al Khaima n Fujaira. In order to have an understanding of academic developments in International Business perspective in the Middle East Region, students had an interactive session with the faculty of University of Wollongong (An Australian University), Dubai. They also had a desert safari and visited the Dubai Mall to experience the culture and the extravaganza of Dubai.
To align with the course objectives, GSIB endeavour is to provide opportunities to pursue International Internship Projects abroad. During the last academic year (2014-16), a few GSIB students have pursued overseas internships at Qatar and Sri Lanka to work for Multi-National Banks and Companies on real time projects concerning International Business.
Industry Interface is a week-long Program driven by faculty and students of GITAM School of International Business. During this period, students under the guidance of faculty travel to important industrial cities in India to visit companies and introduce GSIB to them. The objectives behind these visits are to show-case GSIB to industry and invite them to the campus for recruitment and summer internship projects. Students are provided with an opportunity to use this as a vehicle to learn and to meet executives in industry and give presentations, and marketing of GSIB and its programs.
Summer Internship Project
Every student admitted to MBA (IB, IBF & GLSCM) has to undergo 8 weeks of Summer Internship Project, either domestic or international, immediately after completing the III Trimester-end examinations. The summer project has the following objectives:
- To introduce the student to the world of business and enable her/him to understand the realities and dynamics of work environment.
- To enable her/him to apply the management concepts, principles, tools and techniques learnt, to problems in practice.
Students seeking and trying on their own Summer Internship will have to take prior approval from the School after giving necessary details of the organization to the Placement Office.