The Intercontinental MBA Students are packed and boarding planes for their homes in the U.S. As I wrote a program evaluation form, I was stunned by the long list of activities and experiences we have had in South Africa during the past five weeks. These are full time MBA students, so they were taking four [...]
It is a sunny and mild spring weekend at the Wedgwood Inn in Melville as our group of Intercontinental MBA pioneers moves toward the completion of their first international residency. Finals and projects are looming next week, so what appear to be bright, lazy days are divided between cramming, group meetings and power napping. Meals [...]
Our group spent an emotional and educational day in Soweto, a township in Johannesburg burned into global history and memory through the terrible riots of the 1970s. The day was a study in polar opposites, extremes and unresolved social issues.
We began with a celebratory Mass at St. Martin de Pores Catholic Church in the Orlando [...]
The Intercontinental MBA students are ending their third week in Johannesburg. They have just left for a long weekend in Cape Town and after weeks of non-stop frenetic activity, I am remaining in JoBurg with a yawning gap of four days of quiet and productive time ahead. As I reflect on the past [...]
It is the second week of our first international residency for the Intercontinental MBA Program. The students are in Johannesburg, to date having successfully shaken off jet-lag and are in the full swing of our deep dive into the business and social culture of South Africa.
It has been a very full ten days. We know [...]
The first cohort of students in our full-time Intercontinental MBA Program arrived on our Water Tower campus in mid-August. This group of smart, lively student adventurers spent their Orientation Residency in Chicago both working and playing. They focused on and mastered their math review and oral and written communication workshops. Despite their first introduction to [...]
This is the third summer that I am teaching Marketing 201 online to a group of talented and motivated undergraduates. The students may not be aware of this, but the format of the course is labeled a “flipped” class. A class is “flipped” when the lectures are prerecorded, posted and streamed to students at their [...]
The world news each day reveals the complications of maintaining and building bridges between the U.S. and nations with cultures different from our own. On a macro-level, the Department of State officially assumes the reponsibility of building lasting and trusting relationships. On a micro-level, one of our Quinlan students who was part of our Santiago study-abroad experience learned [...]
We are nearing the completion of the Chicago portion of our study abroad experience in Santiago. The student groups are completing their comparative cultural biographies in which they investigate and compare like organizations in the U.S. and Chile. It is nearly six-weeks since we returned from our South American destination and this time has allowed [...]
Coincidental to our recent study abroad experience in Santiago, the film “NO” (2012) was recently released into a few theaters in the Chicago area. The film is based on the unpublished play El Plebiscito, written by Antonio Skármeta and was directed by Pablo Larrain. (Here is the trailer for the film.) It tells the [...]