One Year, Three Continents: New Crash Courses in Global Business

Sierra Prochna believes a new master’s module during a University of Virginia in Charlottesville will put her on a quick lane to a purpose during an promotion or selling organisation where she can liaise among clients from several countries.
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Learning another country’s business etiquette can take years of hearing and error. Starting in September, 24-year-old Sierra Prochna will inspect a mores of corporate enlightenment in Asia and Europe for a subsequent year as a partial of a new master’s program.

Ms. Prochna will embark on a tour with 60 other students of a University of Virginia’s business propagandize that includes coursework on 3 opposite continents. She’ll spend 15 weeks training tellurian commerce on a university’s Charlottesville, Va., campus, afterwards inspect during Lingnan University in Guangzhou, China, for 9 weeks, before streamer to Ramon Llull University’s ESADE Business and Law School in Barcelona for 15 weeks.

At a finish of a one-year program, she and her classmates will acquire a master’s in tellurian commerce from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, and a master’s in tellurian critical government from ESADE. The module costs about $45,000.

Ms. Prochna, who until Aug was an comment executive for a Texas-based social-media selling company, pronounced she believes a module will put her on a quick lane to a purpose during an promotion or selling organisation where she can liaise among clients from several countries. Though such tellurian roles mostly go to some-more seasoned employees, “I wish to transport and work now, not when we have kids during home,” she said.

One-year master’s programs in business have grown in recognition in new years, generally among students who wish a quicker choice to a two-year M.B.A. A new span of yearlong programs during UVA and Georgetown University offer a uninformed turn on a degrees, mixing U.S.-based classroom instruction with studies abroad in Asia, Europe and South America.

There is a good direct and need for people in existent businesses to know an general environment.

—Paul Almeida, highbrow during Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

The schools contend a programs residence flourishing tyro direct for specialized degrees and general careers. Though M.B.A.s still sojourn a many renouned postgraduate business degree, a new consult of 10,000 impending students conducted by a Graduate Management Admission Council found that about 25% were deliberation one-year master’s degrees, adult from 15% in 2009. Interest in posterior a career abroad hovers around 35%, while some-more than half of those surveyed pronounced they elite to inspect abroad.

“There is a good direct and need for people in existent businesses to know an general environment,” pronounced Paul Almeida, a highbrow during Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, that will launch a general master’s module in January. The master’s in general business and process is open to college graduates with during slightest 5 years’ work knowledge and will take place in Washington, D.C., Chile, and Germany in 6 installments of weeklong programs, with online courses in between. Tuition, housing and food for a one year totals around $75,000.

Mr. Almeida pronounced people regularly asked “if we had something that total general business and general relations.”

Other programs such as a CEMS-The Global Alliance in Management Education, founded in 1988, and Schwarzman Scholars offer master’s degrees in general business topics though don’t engage inspect on U.S. campuses.

Georgetown’s curriculum will mix online and in-person instruction. About 35 students will go to opposite locations to participate in box studies. The students will transport to Santiago, Chile, to inspect that country’s “decision to open adult to investment and giveaway trade,” according to a march description. A few weeks later, students conduct to Frankfurt to inspect a impact of a U.K.’s preference to exit from a European Union on a European economy.

Students like Ms. Prochna, who worked with Chinese clients in her prior job, contend tellurian programs learn critical career lessons. Drake Pooley, 20 years aged and a new connoisseur of Auburn University, pronounced his college business courses lacked importance on tellurian business.

After completing a college study-abroad module in China and an internship during a state-owned real-estate company, Mr. Pooley pronounced he knew he still had a lot some-more to learn. His immature Chinese colleagues were enthralled in American and general media; by contrast, his miss of bearing to other cultures during propagandize done him feel like he lacked a expertise for general business.

When he joins Ms. Prochna in UVA’s master’s in tellurian commerce program, he skeleton to learn about deal-making abroad. He pronounced he is generally fervent given Americans make adult only 40% of a tyro physique in a module and he will learn from Chinese professors during Lingnan University.

“Good ideas can come from anywhere,” pronounced Mr. Pooley, who aspires to work in try capital, scouting intensity investments from Chinese cities. “A lot of a skills that we benefit from this module will assistance me in perplexing to start out in that industry.”

Write to Dahlia Bazzaz during dahlia.bazzaz@wsj.com

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