My second semester at the University of Edinburgh was a mix of challenges and excitement. The MSc International Business and Emerging Markets (IBEM) class is very diverse; consisting of students from Germany, Syria, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Russia and Macedonia – to name a few! I am the only African in the class and surprisingly there are no Scottish students! The teaching staff are exceptional, interesting and challenge us daily.
The reward for the teams with the highest grades on the Doing International Business In Emerging Markets course was a trip to Colombia to meet our clients. This proved to be a powerful incentive, and in April 2018, the top three teams departed for Medellin. This is the adventure that we had!
We were delighted to invite a winning group of MSc International Business and Emerging Market students to Colombia to meet the clients they had been working with via Skype and phone on consulting projects.
If you want to meet the Special Assistant to the President of the US, the Director of the UNCTAD or the Chief of Defense Staff of the British Armed Forces, just go to the LSE Emerging Markets Forum!
I could not find a program like IBEM in any other university. This was a truly unique experience that was flexible to suit my individual goals – exceeding my expectations along the way. Here’s 5 factors that made my experience at the School, exceptional!
EUTIC’s Annual Trading Game recently ended with 58 players participating. And the competition is heating up once again as we prepare for the next virtual trading simulation, with first prize being a day on a real trading floor. Find out more about opportunities to develop your trading and investment skills with the Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club.
A group of students from the School – from MSC IBEM, MSc HR and MSc F&I – recently participated in the 6th annual Emerging Markets (EM) forum, an event organized by the London School of Economics Student Union since 2009. As the largest EM student event attracting top guest speakers and students from the best UK Universities, it’s an event not to be missed offering excellent opportunity to network with students from other Business Schools as well as industry practitioners.
The most talked about course on the MSc International Business and Emerging Markets programme (IBEM) is currently underway. Doing Business Projects in Emerging Markets provides the student with a consultancy opportunity to work with a business operating in an emerging market. The businesses are varied and their requests… unlimited.
IBEM students at the School recently launched their first ever student speaker series “Real Talk: My Story.” This is an excellent student-led initiative which enables the cohort, consisting of 20 different nationalities, to share their life experiences – providing a great insight into business and cultures around the world.
How do you make a jump from consulting to running your own international business? Two alumni have left behind their old careers to tailor new lives for themselves in the international fashion world.