September 18, 2019 @ 14:07 by Richard Dawson
Students on the MBA programme at Teesside University Business School have been given the opportunity to travel to Singapore and Germany to find out more about different approaches to leadership.
This international collaboration comes after the university relaunched its MBA qualification last year with a new syllabus, emphasising entrepreneurial leadership.
The new-look course was inspired by Babson College, an educational institution in the US.
It trains students how to manage complex business challenges in today’s global economic environment.
Students visiting Singapore worked on a level 7 module on smart cities, looking at how areas of high population can use data to manage resources efficiently.
Those visiting Hamburg in Germany learned about how an artisan food producer grew into a global business.
Dr Noel Dennis, MBA course leader at Teesside University Business School, said: “The international learning experience provides our MBA scholars with a rich and authentic learning experience and an opportunity to expand their professional networks.
“Both the Singapore and Hamburg trips provided students with insights into leadership and management challenges in a different cultural context, as well as focussing on contemporary business issues.”