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Three-Continent Master’s Program Aims to Create Global Business Experts

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David A. Gautschi, Ph.D.

Some graduate business programs require students to attend classes and workshops off-campus. Students in Fordham’s new business management program will take classes on three continents.

The Three-Continent Master of Global Management program is a joint effort of the Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA), Antwerp Management School of Belgium and Xavier Institute of Management in India. The one-year, full-time program calls for students to spend four months on each continent. The first cohort is scheduled to begin in September, pending state approval.

“These people will be able to navigate the world in a way in which graduates of conventional programs would probably struggle,” said David A. Gautschi, Ph.D., dean of GBA. “Their opportunities will be much more expansive then their peers’.”

Sixty students from all three schools will begin their one-year academic journey in Antwerp, Belgium, a cosmopolitan city with a rich history in Western European affairs. Then they will spend four months in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, which is known as the city of temples. Finally, the students will finish the program in New York City.

The places the program will take the students are not exactly on the tourist route. This is not New York, Paris and London,” Gautschi said.

“There are 6.5 billion people on this planet. This program places the student with people and in parts of the world where there is both rich history and dynamism that the student might otherwise not have the opportunity to understand. It takes advantage of the cultural diversity in the student group and the distinctive characteristics of the three venues by combining a curriculum that is both rigorous and experiential,” he explained.

For more information about this program, contact Katherine Randolph, director of international programs, at krandolph@fordham.edu or (212) 636-6210.

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