Posted on behalf of Brock Walker
If you are reading this, chances are you have some level of interest in an MBA Program or management in general. Whether you have a history with George Mason University (Mason) and/or the Mason MBA Program, or are researching possible MBA programs to apply to, this blog will be of interest to you and will give you a peek inside the value the George Mason MBA Program provides to its students. It will also describe the basic experience of visiting many Brazilian companies, talking to Brazilian business men and women, and applying the knowledge obtained in the program in a real-world incident that defined our trip back to the United States.
As a part-time member of the Mason MBA Program, I attend classes in Arlington, Virginia as part of the “Ravens” cohort, and recently crossed the halfway point of the three-year part-time program. This milestone was capped with the required “Global Residency” course, which takes MBA (including part-time, full-time, and EMBA) students to a foreign country to see how culture affects the way businesses are managed and run, and how decisions are made abroad. Among the several trip choices Mason provided, I chose to travel to Brazil (Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro).