Global Study

Executive MBA Students Explore Argentina and Brazil on Global Study Tour

In September, a group of executive MBA students traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a Global Study Tour. The students toured the facilities of Tenaris, Maracanã Stadium and the City of Rio Operations Center and met with executives from companies such as the Banco do Brasil. Highlights of the trip also included a conversation with Eduardo Braga, Brazil’s minister of mines and energy, and a sightseeing tour of several historic sights in Buenos Aires.

“The Global Study Tour was unforgettable,” said executive MBA student Ellen Turi. “In Argentina, we spoke with a venture capital firm about the challenges and opportunities new businesses face in Latin America and how start-up tech companies obtain funding. Then, in Brazil, we worked directly with senior executives from the Banco do Brasil on recommendations for ways the historic bank can continue to improve its operational and mobile banking strategy and innovate for 21st century business solutions.”