Global Business Association

Welcome to the Global Business Association!

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The Global Business Association (GBA) is a student-led organization that falls under the MBA Association at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. As the only MBA student club that focuses exclusively on global business, the GBA seeks to enhance Foster MBA candidates’ understanding of cross-border and cross-cultural business issues that permeate the modern business environment. Through a variety of networking and guest speaker events, GBA members have the unique opportunity to interact with prominent international business leaders and expand their networks locally in Seattle and globally across the world.

We work closely with several partners to bring you the events you want:

  • Career Management
  • The Foster School of Business – Global Business Center
  • The Global Business Advisory Board
  • CIBER Advisory Board
  • The World Affairs Council
  • Young Professionals International Network

2018-2019 club event schedule*:

  • Fall ’18
    • Welcome Dinner (October 5th)
    • Networking Happy Hour with the Gordon Institute of Business Science of Pretoria, South Africa (October 16)
    • “Doing Business In” Series: Mexico (October 18)
    • Diwali (November 9)
    • Global Executive Guest Speaker (TBD)
  • Winter ’19
    • International Trivia Night (January)
    • Consulate Tour (January)
    • Chinese Lunar New Year (February 5)
    • “Doing Business In” Series: Russia (February)
    • International Movie Night: Spain/Latin America (March)
  • Spring ’19
    • Holi (March/April)
    • Port of Seattle Tour (April)
    • Global Technology Forum (April)
    • Starbucks Series: Tea (April)
    • Starbucks Series: Coffee (April)
    • International Food (May)

*all events and dates are subject to change