Global Study

MBA Students Take "Doing Business in… Morocco" Course

In November, a group of MBA students traveled to Casablanca and Marrakesh for the fall 2014 “Doing Business in (DBi) Morocco and North Africa” course. Students attended lectures at ESCA École de Management on topics ranging from business opportunities in North Africa to the economic, political and legal considerations of Moroccan business models. Highlights of the trip also included corporate visits to Cartier Saada and Lesieur Cristal as well as a tour of Hassan II Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world.

“DBi Morocco and North Africa was one of the most rewarding personal and professional experiences of my life,” says MBA student Corey Lepore. “The course gave me the opportunity to travel somewhere I may not have ordinarily traveled and exceeded my expectations. My classmates and I learned through study and direct cultural experiences just how increasingly important the Moroccan market is as a gateway to doing business in North Africa. There were many highlights of the trip, including a visit to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Jamaa el-Fnaa marketplace in Marrakesh and several unique Moroccan dinners that I will never forget. Now that I’ve completed the course, I look back and can confidently say that friendships were formed and that many of us have a desire to return to Morocco in the future.”