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A Student-Created Chronicle

One of the most important things today’s managers must learn is how to manage and lead in global environments. That is why Central European University Business School in Budapest, Hungary created “Business in a GlobalCity: New York City,” an intensive course that immerses students in one of the world’s most vibrant and international cities. This blog is a chronicle of how students experience the course.

Full-time MBA students spend a month in New York City visiting companies and interacting with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and subject matter experts in a variety of sectors — from finance and real estate to clean technology and media. Executive MBA students spend a week in the course. Previous company visits have included the New York Times, growth equity firm General Atlantic, and clean-tech start-up Verdant Power.

While in NYC, students witness how to manage and start a business in a city. One aim of the course is for them to apply what they learn in NYC to the Central and Eastern European region, or wherever their careers might take them.

The NYC course is a prime example of how CEU Business School designs innovative courses to make its programs relevant and rewarding. It’s also characteristic of the Business School’s international approach to learning. It looks to the world and to its students, who come from all over the globe, to better understand best practices in today’s global business environment.

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