Global

Lungile Tshuma, MBA
Now a few days from completing the ‘round-the-world global immersion our first-year MBA students began in late June, I’ve made a few observations, picked up a few impressions and heard from a few students.


Pictured at top: Duckenson Joseph, MBA ’21, questioning a store clerk at one of the Shanghai coffee shops he visited with his counterparts on team 10.
First-year MBA students had two days to explore the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace before they decamped by bullet train on a four-and-a-half-hour trip to Shanghai on Sunday.



Students listen as WCC Director Jen Whitten discusses the importance of competitive advantage in all stages of your career during the students’ immersion in Barcelona in July 2019.
In the midst of spreadsheets and cases and site visits and speakers, full-time MBA students are also spending time thinking about themselves and their career journey. On Day 4 of the Barcelona leg of the MBA global immersion experience, MBA



MBA students started their second day in Barcelona taking a deep dive into the Spanish and Catalan cultures.



Barcelona scavenger hunt winning team: (from left) Nidhi Kandari, Sarah Sugarbaker (teaching assistant), Hannah Levin, Marguerite Whitelaw and Derek Leiter (not pictured Guanhua Yang).
On their first day of the Barcelona leg of Olin’s global immersion, nearly 100 students found themselves roaming Barcelona barrios, getting to know the city—and their classmates.