MBA Courses Abroad

GUST has established bilateral agreements with internationally renowned universities and business schools among which our cooperative partner - the University of Missouri - St. Louis in Missouri (UMSL), USA. These agreements provide students with great opportunities to explore courses of strategic importance in a global context, offered with a world - class entrepreneurial experience.

 

  1. Fall 2009/2010

Course : MGMT 599-Doing Business in China (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: Sun Yat Sen University -School of Business -China

Number of students: 22 graduates

The course involved instructor-led lectures on Chinese culture leadership, communication, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China and FDI laws, and the business environment in China.

The students visited several factories such as the Guangzhou Computer Chamber of Commerce, JV Toyota factory, GREE air conditioning factory, a textile factory and an Arabic Trading Company.

 

  1. Summer 2009/2010

Course : FIN 599-Implications of Current Financial Crisis (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: Fordham University, New York -School of Business –USA

Number of students: 16 graduates

The course involved instructor-led lectures covering strategizing under uncertainty, global investing after the crash of 2008/2009, finance and global sustainability, marketing of financial services, and leadership and teamwork through a jazz workshop. The students visited New York Stock exchange, NASDAQ, Citibank, Bank of America, Wall Street and Jaz at Lincoln Center, and Bloomberg.

 

  1. Spring 2012/2013

Course : MRKT 595- Topics in Marketing (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) –USA

Number of students: 18 graduates

The course focused on different topics, and combine classroom experiences and company tours. The GUST program centered on real estate and international marketing including a number of presentations by faculty members as well as local experts in real estate.

Twenty-five sessions examined an array of industry issues, from ways capital flows to real estate to the unique attributes of the real estate sector. In-depth information on marketing techniques—such as social media for entrepreneurs and benchmarking-conveyed uniquely American and international content.

MBA Students also had the opportunity to take three-hour walking and bus tours of retail, office and residential properties in Miami, Florida as well as pay company visits to Royal Caribbean and MasterCard.

  1. Spring 2013/2014

Date     : January 13th -24th, 2014

Course : MGMT 561- Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

                 (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: Grenoble University - Graduate School of Business -France

Number of students: 20 graduates


The students were introduced to the techniques on how to be a successful entrepreneur and learn the philosophies of how to create “new idea innovation” and its “strategic positioning.” The students were exposed to the various types of research and analysis that an entrepreneur would need to ensure the success of an entrepreneur, such as: Assessment Elements, Market Research, Competitive Analysis, Risk Analysis and Financial Analysis.

The distinctive feature of the course delivery is the hands on experience on how to construct both business models and business plans through funding basics. Many other vital topics were introduced including: E-Marketing management, virtual communication as well as all the new trends in technology to support the entrepreneurship endeavor. During this visit, the students had the opportunity to visit prominent companies and participate in social events.

 

  1. Summer 2013/2014

Date     : May 20th -31st, 2014

Course : MGMT 596- Innovation and Negotiation in International Business Management

                 (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: The Global Leadership Institute- Boston College, USA

Number of students: 22 graduates

By attending this program-Innovation and Negotiation in International Business Management- with Boston College, students were able to improve their ability to innovate and solve business problems on a global scale. Through analytical review, case study, and interactive discussions and presentations, students enhanced their ability to provide knowledgeable and skillful leadership for their organizations. In addition to improving their understanding of international business management, students expanded their insight into negotiations and conflict resolution in the business environment. By developing a practical and working understanding of negotiations and conflict resolution, students are expected to lead their organizations through challenging business relationships as they expand globally and visits to companies such as Microsoft proved very valuable in linking theory to practice.

 

 

  1. Spring 2014/2015

Date     : January 5th -10th, 2015

Course : FIN 596- Strengthening capital markets knowledge (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: The London Stock Exchange Academy- London, UK

Number of students: 21 graduates

The course has served as a tool to build bridges with prestigious world-renowned institutions. The demand for this particular course has been pressing due to the increasing need for the students to gain an insight as well as hands-on experience in conducting stock exchange on sound scientific grounds. The students were introduced during the sessions to the principles of the stock market and how to create a new idea and put it into practice. Financial analysis of the market fluctuations, IPOs, the role of capital markets in economic development , the fund raising options that capital markets can offer to companies to boost their growth, pre-trade, post-trade and many other concepts.

The course gave MBA participants the opportunity to present and reflect on their views about the future opportunities offered to Kuwaiti companies by international capital markets. The program of the course included enriching company visits to present exemplary practices by leading businesses such as FTSE, Bank of America Merrill Lynch trading desks and others

The 5 day experience aided students to build knowledge on Corporate Governance and Investor Relations practices, which are key components for a sound management system in listed companies.

The course material was delivered using “active learning” techniques, with interactive case-studies and simulations.

 

  1. Summer 2016/2017

Date: July 13th- 23rd, 2017

Course: MGMT561- Entrepreneurship and small business management (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL), USA

Number of students: 14 graduates

The MBA Program has organized a course abroad "MGMT 561- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management" for a selected group of 14 MBA students during the period from 13th -23rd July 2017 at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL), USA. This course is a 3 credits MBA elective course in Management and part of the electives offered for Summer II Semester 2016/2017.

The MBA students were introduced to the techniques on how to be a successful entrepreneur through daily seminars on Global leadership, International entrepreneurship and strategic leadership. The course included some company visits to Cortex, Zee Bee Market and Anheuser Bush Brewery followed by Innovation and venture exercises.

                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

  1. Summer 2018/2019

Date: July 16th- 26th, 2018

Course: MRKT596- Advanced Topics in Marketing Industry 4.0 and its Impact on Management and Marketing (3 credits-Elective course)

Location: Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Number of students: 22 graduates

The Graduate Studies and Research Office has organized an intensive MBA course abroad for a group of 22 MBA students "MRKT 596- Advanced Topics in Marketing Industry 4.0 and its Impact on Management and Marketing" during the period from 16th-26th July 2019 in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin, “Executive Master of Marketing” program, under the supervision of both Dr. Bassam Alameddine- Director of Graduate Studies and Research Office at GUST and  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Kleinaltenkamp-Director of Executive Master of Business Marketing at FUB.

This course is one of the MBA elective course in Marketing offered for Summer Semester 2018/2019 . The course involved instructor-led lectures covering different topics, and combined classroom experience and company visits to big companies in Berlin such as OSRAM former unit of SIEMENS, SICK one of the world leading producers of sensors and The Einstein Center Digital Future which is the new center for digitization research in Berlin in addition to a visit to the Deutsch Parliament.

This course abroad was part of GUST bilateral agreements with internationally renowned universities and business schools which provide our MBA students with great opportunities to explore courses of strategic importance in a global context, offered with a world - class entrepreneurial experience.