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What students say about the experience
"New Zealand granted us the opportunity to bond with SCU colleagues at an elevated-personal level. Said journey is a consummate illustration of the MBA program's value added."
"The New Zealand Study Abroad trip was so much more than I had expected. New Zealand doesn't seem like an ideal place of an MBA study abroad compared with India and China. But New Zealand is in an interesting position since the country is so small and isolated. This is the perfect environment to learn about helping a new company survive in difficult conditions. I learned a great deal on this trip; from the importance of leveraging your network to the unique resources that can be used to get a new business off the ground floor. The trip also fostered bonding between classmates and created new friendships to last a lifetime. An MBA education isn't complete without a study abroad trip!"
"Being part of the New Zealand Study abroad trip was an exhilarating experience for me. New Zealand offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship. How do you even dream of launching a business for a global market from such a small and isolated country? Forget the promises of economies of scale, vast amount of resources and close proximity to places like Silicon Valley.
The lessons learned from all our visits to the different businesses from a fashion designer to biotech companies, are very important and inspiring for every aspiring entrepreneur. Moreover, Professor Mary Furlong did a great job in organizing and leading the trip. Her insights and enthusiasm for New Zealand and Kiwis, were very valuable for the success of this trip. I strongly believe that she was also instrumental on how well the students bonded together.
It is hard to summarize an experience like this one in few words. But, let me just say this: I would do it all over again. It was a great way to end my MBA program."