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International Business Experience

International Business Experience

For organizations seeking to better understand global business operations the Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) has designed a program exclusively for business professionals. The International Business Experience is an 8-day program that offers a balanced mix of business interactions, corporate tours, cultural collaboration, and professional networking opportunities. Through intercultural exchange, you will have an opportunity to strengthen leadership, problem solving, and communication skills while gaining a strong understanding of cultural and business norms. 

Why the International Business Experience?

Understanding different cultures and business practices is critical to all organizations who expect to compete in a global environment. Don't just read case studies about international business, experience it first-hand. Spending time abroad provides a deeper understanding of cultural and global business practices. Leaders with international business experience are better prepared to adapt problem-solving techniques, overcome obstacles, and critically analyze business issues to meet the needs of a changing global business environment. Specifically designed for working professionals, this program provides new perspective on effective global operations, supply chain, and management practices. 





October 2018 (TBD)

Munich, Germany


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Who should attend? 

The International Business Experience is recommended for professional who want to increase their intercultural effectiveness and remain competitive as business leaders. 

What's Included in the cost?  

Everything you will need is included, with the exception of funding for personal excursions. Although the schedule is rigorous, some personal time is built into the agenda. Your trip includes: 

  • Airfare to and from destination city
  • 4-star accommodations in a reputable hotel with internet access
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and some dinners
  • Public transportation pass and contracted transportation to all sites
  • Site visits with corporations
  • Site visits to cultural sites, includes entrance fees
  • Cross-cultural social experiences and interpreters
  • Framed Certificate of Completion from Davenport University 

What value does this program provide?

Leaders need the ability to drive sustainable change. Increased intercultural and business acumen gives you the ability to recognize and respond to diversity and make better decisions to improve the overall success of your organization.  You will begin to see the world through a richer lens. Spending time abroad exposes leaders to different business approaches and cultures in order to understand how they influence the business and social environments.

  • Improved Problem-Solving Skills

Intercultural experience strengthens independence, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills. Exposure to international business can help you be better prepared to adapt your own problem-solving techniques, overcome obstacles, analyze issues more carefully, and ultimately become more decisive.

  • Stronger Communication Skills

Intercultural experience helps you to understand and appreciate different communication styles so that you can better anticipate necessary variations in approach or directness in business interactions.

  • Business Acumen

Through developed problem-solving and communication skills as well as cultural understanding and sensitivity, you will be more equipped to avoid cultural faux-pas and create opportunities where others may not be able to.

  • Competitive Advantage

Understanding different cultures and business practices is critical to all organizations who expect to compete in a global environment. 

Contact us at 616-233-2589 or to learn more.