Each year the EMBA class takes an approximate two week trip to an emerging area of the world to explore issues associated with doing business internationally. The actual location for each integrated group is partially dependent upon the interests and needs of the group. Through a series of site visits, the group will meet with business leaders, develop relationships with overseas firms, and get an up-close look at how business is done in some of the world’s most dynamic emerging markets.
Rider's EMBA International Seminar visits have included:
Brazil (Class of 2014) | View photos
Chile and Argentia (Class of 2013) | View photos
During 10 days, corporate and cultural visits included discussions on the economic outlook and political environments in both countries from the perspective of executives working in these countries.
Highlights in Chile included business visits to multinational firms in the technology, finance, entertainment, energy, and venture capital sectors in Santiago. The group also enjoyed the historic sites of Valparaiso, as well as a tour of a Chilean vineyard to learn about their production and export processes.
In Argentina, the group visited the U.S. Embassy at the Ambassador's residence in Buenos Aires as well as Argentina's Ministry of Technology and Innovation. They toured an impressive bio-pharmaceuticals plant, and met with met with executives to discuss IT outsourcing as well as venture capital strategies in Argentina. Historical and cultural visits around the city of Buenos Aires and a day trip to the Tigre Delta rounded out the trip.
Vietnam and China (Class of 2011) | View photos and details of trip
Highlights included participating in meetings with HSBC Bank, attending an economic presentation at the U.S. Consulate, and networking with the largest infrastructure company in Vietnam.
Commentary on the EMBA International Business Seminar
from Mahesh Shama, EMBA 2011
I wanted to personally thank you for providing me the opportunity for an outstanding educational tour. I feel short of words to sum up the wide exposure that came my way via this whole international experience.
This travel was not only perfectly organized but consistently engaging, extremely informative and exceptionally inspiring. It has successfully broadened the horizon for all the students, further educating us on the current events in the business world. Most importantly, your past personal experiences were invaluable to encourage me throughout this educational travel.
I can confidently say Rider University’s passion and perfection to minute details has inspired more students than you will ever know.
Last but not the least; I want to specially thank Professor Benchener for organizing the visits to U.S. Consulate offices.
Thank you again!