03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Business Schools Go Beyond Case Studies, Embrace Studying Abroad

Southern California universities have long led the nation in the number of students enrolled from other countries. Now the universities' business programs are taking the globalization of education to a different level, offering courses that go beyond dry corporate case studies and broadening their collaboration with universities and businesses abroad, particularly in Asia.

The Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore have programs allowing students in the executive master of business administration program to be awarded degrees from both universities after 15 months of taking classes in Singapore and Los Angeles, and also in Shanghai and Bangalore, India.

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in collaboration with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai has a global M.B.A. program involving executives from 10 countries studying in China and Los Angeles. The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, collaborates with the Indian Institute of Technology, Peking University in Beijing, City University of Hong Kong and others in teaching business courses around the world.

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