M.B.A. Students to Meet CEOs, Study Economy in Turkey

By Purnell T. Cropper | October 4, 2011

Students in Cohort 16 of the M.B.A. with a Global Perspective program will depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on October 7 for their first international business experience. The cohort will study Istanbul’s emerging economy during their time abroad.

Students will meet the CEO of Ipsos, a global market research company, and the CEO of Intengo, Istanbul’s independent e-sourcing solution provider, where they will discuss telecommunications and information technology. The cohort will examine the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors at Merck and receive a macroeconomic overview of Turkey from the chairman of the Turkish-American Business Association at the American Chamber of Commerce. At Mediterranean Shipping Company, one of the leading global shipping lines in the world, the cohort will study transportation and supply chain management.

During their visit to Istanbul, the students will have the opportunity to tour Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and Egyptian Market and to visit the St. Sophia Museum, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

After their return from Istanbul, the students will reflect on their international experience in the program’s Global Business Blog. The cohort will study in a developed economy for their second international business experience in September 2012.