Welcome to OneMBA

OneMBA is the only truly global executive MBA. Designed by an equal partnership of five of the world’s premier business schools, the OneMBA includes four global residency weeks, global team-based projects, and integrated curriculum. Start your global education today.

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USA Residency

Opening Week

September (month 1)

On Sunday, about 100 OneMBA participants arrive in Washington, D.C., flying in from Europe,...

USA Residency

On Sunday, about 100 OneMBA participants arrive in Washington, D.C., flying in from Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

Checking into the hotel, you see many managers from multinational companies. But you also may find lawyers, physicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, and military officers.
At dinner, all OneMBA participants meet each other, as well as program leaders from all of the partner schools.

These OneMBA classmates will grow personally and professionally as global business leaders over the next 21 months. But just as important, they will form a network of good friends and respected colleagues for life.

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USA Residency

In The Classroom

At breakfast, global teams are announced and the participants get acquainted with their new...

In The Classroom

At breakfast, global teams are announced and the participants get acquainted with their new team.  After breakfast, OneMBA coursework begins.

This residency focuses on the evolution of the global economy and the U.S. business environment.  You can imagine the lively debates that spring up as participants from around the globe share their perspectives on the role the United States plays in the global economy.   Throughout the day, participants receive information to prepare for an assignment they’ll complete as a global team when they return to their home country.

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USA Residency

On The Town

After a day of discussing the global business environment, participants enjoy a free evening....

On The Town

After a day of discussing the global business environment, participants enjoy a free evening.

Many choose to explore the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia located on the Potomac River.  Others may decide to share a quiet evening at the hotel studying or getting to know their teammates.

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USA Residency

Building Teams

History and politics combine to make Washington a fascinating city, and students spend much...

Building Teams

History and politics combine to make Washington a fascinating city, and students spend much of the afternoon exploring it.

Global teams practice their communication and collaboration skills as they look for landmarks around the city during D.C. Dare, a team-building exercise.

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USA Residency

On Capitol Hill

OneMBA participants tour the U.S. Capitol where legislators debate national policies and craft the...

On Capitol Hill

OneMBA participants tour the U.S. Capitol where legislators debate national policies and craft the nation’s laws.

They also meet a former member of the House of Representatives and former ambassador to India to discuss global business policy and diplomacy.

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European Residency

The Netherlands and Turkey

March (month 7)

The European residency brings together two dynamic economies: The Netherlands and Turkey. The Netherlands,...

European Residency

The European residency brings together two dynamic economies: The Netherlands and Turkey. The Netherlands, a key member of the EU, is also one of the world’s largest exporters. Students will learn about the current business and political challenges within the European continent, and identify areas of opportunity.

With an expanding population and impressive cultural and religious diversity, Turkey plays a significant role in geopolitical affairs and the business environment.

This residency provides students with a true business and cultural experience in one of the world’s most impressive regions.

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The Netherlands

Business Up Close

To provide a fully immersive experience, students visited two of The Netherlands’s most global...

Business Up Close

To provide a fully immersive experience, students visited two of The Netherlands’s most global companies: Shell and Heineken.

Shell presented the challenges of cultivating precious natural resources and the technology involved to maintain a high level of safety, combined with innovation.

Heineken is one of the world’s most global brands as the largest premium beer exporter. As the second-largest brewery by volume, Heineken is motivated by high quality products and marketing that makes the world go ‘wow’!

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The Netherlands

In The Classroom

In the classroom, students learned about the policies, culture, and business opportunities in The...

In The Classroom

In the classroom, students learned about the policies, culture, and business opportunities in The European Continent. With numerous acclaimed business professionals, and the former Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende, students were able to grasp the challenges confronting such an important economy.

Engaging classroom sessions included learning more about the current European monetary policy, scaling-up solutions for sustainability, and how performance affects doing business in Europe.

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Turkey

Business Up Close

On the first day of the Turkey portion, students learned from an impressive collection...

Business Up Close

On the first day of the Turkey portion, students learned from an impressive collection of scholars and business practitioners. The presentations included the Director of the Istanbul Policy Center and Investor Relations from Koc Holding. Koc is Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate and accounts for 10% of Turkey’s GDP.

The following day, students visited a variety of companies from a wide range of industries. This provided students with practical business learnings from organizations that are important to the both the Turkish and global economy.

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Streets of Istanbul

On the final full-day, students participated in multiple classroom group activities and began final...

Streets of Istanbul

On the final full-day, students participated in multiple classroom group activities and began final preparations for the ultimate residency project. This project creates the tie between all of the classroom and external learning opportunities.

In the evening, students gained a fantastic cultural experience to barter for goods in Istanbul’s centuries-long Spice Bazaar. Students learned how to negotiate with some of the world’s finest traders.

The closing dinner featured student meal preparation, traditional Turkish cuisine, and cultural musical entertainment.

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Latin American Residency

Mexico and Brazil

November (month 15)

During global residencies, participants make connections and discover opportunities that they had never considered...

Latin American Residency

During global residencies, participants make connections and discover opportunities that they had never considered before.

In Mexico, they learn that interpersonal relationships and business go hand-in-hand.  In Brazil, participants find a country rich in resources.  When nearly 100 global managers come together, the creation of fresh business ideas is inevitable.

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In The Classroom

OneMBA participants learn about the affect the European financial crisis has had on Mexico....

In The Classroom

OneMBA participants learn about the affect the European financial crisis has had on Mexico.

On this day, their discussion is led by EGADE Business School’s president, who is a leading economist and Mexico’s former ambassador to several European countries.

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Mexico

Fiesta

In Mexico, there’s always time for fun. After a full day, OneMBA participants relax...

Fiesta

In Mexico, there’s always time for fun.

After a full day, OneMBA participants relax over a traditional dinner at one of Mexico’s most famous restaurants.

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Brazil

Business Up Close

Brazil’s natural resources create a rich environment for businesses, including multinational cosmetic company, Natura....

Business Up Close

Brazil’s natural resources create a rich environment for businesses, including multinational cosmetic company, Natura.

Students gain a better appreciation of this country’s contributions to manufacturing, fashion, and agriculture. They also learn about the social and environmental challenges facing emerging markets.

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Brazil

A Colorful Culture

Experiencing global cultures is an important part of each OneMBA residency. In São Paulo,...

A Colorful Culture

Experiencing global cultures is an important part of each OneMBA residency.

In São Paulo, OneMBA participants gain a broader cultural perspective by visiting the Afro-Brazil Museum, which highlights the importance of black Brazilians in the creation of national culture, heritage and identity. 

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Asian Residency

India and China

May (month 21)

Asia’s importance to the global economy cannot be underestimated.  With over 50% of the...

Asian Residency

Asia’s importance to the global economy cannot be underestimated.  With over 50% of the world’s population, Asia hosts some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

The Asia residency focuses on two economies with very different cultures, politics and approaches to modernization and capitalism.  Understanding and working within these differences is critical to opening doors in this world region.

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India

Business Up Close

Many OneMBA students are visiting India for the first time, even though their companies...

Business Up Close

Many OneMBA students are visiting India for the first time, even though their companies may be outsourcing work here – or have plans to.

Students break into small groups to visit leading companies, such as Su-Kam Power Systems (power backup leader), Evalueserve (knowledge outsourcing pioneer), Uno Minda NK (automotive components), and Hero MotoCorp (world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer).

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Sights of India

Before departing for Hong Kong, students gain a broader view of India’s growing media...

Sights of India

Before departing for Hong Kong, students gain a broader view of India’s growing media and entertainment industry and enjoy dinner and show at the Kingdom of Dreams.   Some students arrived a few days before the residency to visit the Taj Mahal and other Indian treasures on their own.

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China

Business Up Close

OneMBA participants divide into small groups to visit some of Hong Kong’s leading companies....

Business Up Close

OneMBA participants divide into small groups to visit some of Hong Kong’s leading companies.

They meet with executives from Yantian International Container Terminals, Huawei Technologies (networking and telecommunications provider), Tencent Technology (media and entertainment), BGI (genome research), and China Travel Service (travel and tourism).  That evening, they were free to explore Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

China: Exploring Nan Lian Garden

China

Culture of Contrasts

Students take a break from company visits to explore the tranquil Nan Lian Garden....

Culture of Contrasts

Students take a break from company visits to explore the tranquil Nan Lian Garden.

The lotus ponds and Buddhist temples were built in the style of the Tang dynasty (AD 618 to 907).  These gardens cut through Hong Kong’s high-rise apartments, illustrating China’s stark contrast of old and new.

These OneMBA participants will soon graduate, but many will remain friends and colleagues for life.