TMMBA heading to Germany & Estonia in 2017

TMMBA Students Traveled to Japan for the 2016 Study Tour last March.

TMMBA Students traveled to Japan for the 2016 Study Tour last March.

The TMMBA Program is pleased to announce that Berlin, Germany and Tallinn, Estonia will be the destinations for the 2017 TMMBA International Study Tour (IST). The Study Tour, which is an optional 2 credit C/NC course, will take place over spring break in March of 2017. It allows students, staff, and faculty to experience the dynamics of international business and culture first-hand, through personal meetings with executives, entrepreneurs, company visits, government agencies and cultural excursions.

Why did we choose these locations?

The TMMBA program has traveled to Germany before, but not to Berlin. Here, students are in Munich for the 2011 IST.

Germany Overview

  • 5th largest economy in world, Europe’s largest economy
  • Leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemical and household equipment
  • Highly skilled labor force
Key Industries include:

Germany: iron, machinery, vehicles, electronics

Berlin: logistics/transportation, mechanical & electric manufacturing, technology, chemicals/pharmaceuticals, food/beverage

Estonia Overview

  • Modern, market-based economy
  • One of higher per capita income levels in Central Europe and Baltic region.
  • Free market, pro-business agenda
  • Strong telecommunications and electronics sectors
Key Industries include:

Estonia: engineering, electronics, wood & wood products, textiles, information technology

Tallinn: engineering, electronics, wood & wood products, textiles

Students enjoy themselves on a cultural excursion during the 2015 IST to Peru.

Students enjoy themselves on a cultural excursion during the 2015 IST to Peru.

We can’t wait to travel to these countries! Students will be able to utilize business concepts, skills and strategic insights in a new cultural context and apply them to their organization. Also, they will have a lot of fun and learn more about each other during the trip.

See a map of where TMMBA has traveled in past years.

Learn more about past study tours.

By Nhi-Huong Huynh
TMMBA Assistant Director