Gain in-depth knowledge of international business environments, markets, industries and economies.
Since 2006, the Kelley International Perspectives (KIPs) program has been at the forefront of global business education. Offering a unique combination of classroom engagement and international travel, KIPs participants gain in-depth knowledge about the business environment, markets, industries and economies of countries central to the global economy.
KIPs courses focus on answering a compelling management question related to the target region. Past management questions have included: How does Indonesia balance sustainability with rapid economic expansion? Why did the economies of Turkey and Greece diverge, and how does this affect their future economic growth? How do European luxury brands prosper in a volatile global economy?
Engage in a 7-week course followed by a two-week international excursion, both aimed at answering the management question and exploring the unique culture, history and business environment of the region. Classroom sessions set the academic foundation, while the international excursion includes company visits, visits to financial or government institutions, networking opportunities and cultural tours. Experience a unique business culture firsthand and see your classroom learnings take shape on the ground.
As a second-year student, you can apply to lead a KIPs course. One of Kelley’s premier leadership development opportunities, KIPs leadership gives you the freedom to develop the course vision, market the course, select participants, design the in-country excursion, plan and execute company visits and other in-country programming and develop course content in coordination with a faculty advisor. It also includes participation in a Leadership Academy Track designed specifically for leaders of Kelley global courses (GLOBASE and KIPs).
KIPs is an amazing opportunity to learn academically and experientially about a country or region that will likely play a central role in your career and the future of the global economy.