International Travel Highlights

Class of 2013 International Seminar Highlights View photos
Each year the EMBA class travels to an emerging area of the world to explore issues associated with doing business internationally. This year, the EMBA Class of 2013 traveled to Chile and Argentina in May and June as part of their International Seminar requirements.

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. 

Class of 2011 International Seminar Highlights
The International Business Seminar with Travel is viewed by many as one of the highlights of the Rider EMBA experience. The class of 2011 traveled to Vietnam and China this year, participating in meetings with HSBC Bank, attending an economic presentation at the U.S. Consulate, and networking with the largest infrastructure company in Vietnam. 

View photos and details of the Vietnam portion of the trip.


Commentary on the EMBA International Business Seminar
from Mahesh Shama, EMBA 2011

Dear Professors, 

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‚Äôs 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!

Mahesh Shama