Global Consulting Program

Seeking to differentiate yourself in a highly competitive job market? The Global Consulting Program (GCP) offers a one-of-a-kind experience available in your second year that will accelerate your career trajectory by engaging with global companies.

GCP provides MBA students with an opportunity to engage in consulting projects with companies in emerging markets, such as Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. This exclusive opportunity complements theoretical concepts learned in the classroom and gives students real-world experience. Students will work remotely with an international client and travel to the designated country to meet with and present to the client.

Global Consulting Program South Africa: Impressions

Global Consulting Program South Africa: Entrepreneurship

Benefits of participating in the Global Consulting Program include the following:

  • Real-world, value-added consulting experience
  • Unparalleled professional development
  • Weekly interactions with clients
  • Professional networking opportunities with clients, corporate executives, and Illinois alumni
  • Results-driven success stories
  • Once-in-a-lifetime travel and cultural experiences that are exclusive to Illinois MBA students

In addition to formal meetings with clients, students will receive inside exposure to the nation, culture, history, industries, economy, commercial leaders, local citizens, and Illinois alumni. Each trip will be composed of client meetings, company visits, and cultural activities.

All MBA students are eligible to participate in one international trip during their second year in the Illinois MBA. In an attempt to best serve the clients and their needs, students will apply and go through a selection process based on their previous experience, skills, career goals, and program involvement.

The trip is partially subsidized by the Illinois MBA to reduce the student cost. This is an extremely unique and highly coveted MBA experience. Don't miss this professional opportunity to gain tacit insight into emerging markets, diverse cultures, and global business.


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