The GU School of Executive Education at University of Gothenburg partners with two new universities in Asia for study trips Yonsei University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The school has already offered to the students of the Executive MBA program one-week courses at IIM, Bangalore and at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
"We're proud to be collaborating closely with four well-reputed universities in Asia. This gives us access to local expertise and contact with multinational companies such as Infosys, Alibaba and Samsung. "says Per-Olof Larsson, Dean of GU School of Executive Education. "With Swedish companies expanding in countries such as China, India and South Korea, there is a growing need for knowledge about how to do business in these countries. The participants in our Executive MBA programme often work in export-oriented industries and via our network they can make direct contact with researchers and executives in the region."
"Our stay in Bangalore was truly a journey in several respects. We learnt so many things, not only about how to do business in India and about leadership."says Karin Broman, student of the program who has just returned from a serie of courses at IIM, Bangalore " We also gained deeper understanding about the journey that we each and every one are pursuing in our Life's Journey. One of the most important lessons I learnt was the importance of looking beyond the obvious. Indian traffic, for example. At first sight, pure chaos until you realise that it is inclusive and allows everybody to be part of it. All types of vehicles as well as cows are allowed. Somebody said that the traffic in India reflects the Indian society and that really got me thinking."
In November 2013, through The Korea Business Program organized in partnership with Yonsei University, a group of alumni of the Executive MBA and several Swedish companies went to visit Seoul to develop contacts in Asia and to gain knowledge about the Korean market. After the success of this program, a second trip will be organized in summer of this year.