Global and Domestic Immersions

Broaden your horizons with an immersive experience

Choose a Kelley Direct immersive experience or online course and put yourself at the center of a client’s real-world business situation. You might devise a plan for a small business to identify new markets or consult with Fortune 500 executives on ways to rethink their pricing strategy or supply chain. Through your travels and work, you’ll gain new perspectives about business—and the world.

Gain real-world global experience with global and domestic immersions

With Kelley Direct's global and domestic immersions, you'll combine your online learning with in-person experiences. Each term, you'll have opportunities to travel domestically or internationally to gain real-world business experience, make connections, and develop an innovative mindset to become a better decision maker.

Domestic courses typically are three to five days, while global courses are usually seven to ten days.

Immersion courses

Cuba Consulting

In this hands-on consulting project, Kelley Direct Online MBA students worked directly with two Cuban companies to improve their operations and form lasting business relationships.

Advertising and Branding in New York

How do you make travel effortless? Follow a team of Kelley Direct Online MBA students as they consult with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York City.

Why take a global or domestic immersion course?

As part of a student team dealing with an unfamiliar locale and culture, a domestic or global immersion experience will accelerate development of your global executive leadership skills as you quickly adapt your business knowledge and make decisions to deliver solutions to complex challenges.

Kelley Direct domestic or global immersion experiences build skills in:

  • Innovative thinking and entrepreneurship
  • Consulting
  • Project management
  • Cultural and emotional intelligence
  • Data collection, market, and operations research

Before coming to Cuba, we put together a lot of analysis and thoughts about what the immediate challenges facing the businesses might be. When we got to Cuba, we realized a lot of our ideas didn’t fit the way the culture and government works. Being able to turn on a dime and create useful recommendations for a client is something that’s going to help me in the future.

Marisa Stoller, MBA’18, Economic Development Specialist, Pueblo County (Colorado) Government




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Kelley School alumni