Attention MBAs: an alternate 601 is available to eligible students
Deadline: July 5, 2020
What is the GLP?
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is an alternate 601 project and involves creating a market entry strategy and execution plan for a foreign company considering the North American or World markets. Students work in a team composed of five Schulich students, plus five students from a partnering school. They work extensively using on-line communications, undertaking primary and secondary research, crafting joint presentations and defending their conclusions and recommendations to the executives of the company. Normally, they are required to travel to each others’ countries for more intensive work. In those cases, the program covers reasonable transportation and accommodation costs. This year’s projects are focused on a range of countries including Israel and India.
MBA students eligible to register for “601” (MGMT 6100) are invited to apply for this year’s projects. Students apply individually and are selected on the basis of academic excellence, work ethic, and group skills. The GLP admissions committee constructs groups from among the successful applicants.
How is the GLP different from a regular Strategy Field Study?
The GLP is a more intensive project than the regular “601”. The program runs from December until late May and students are required to commit for the duration of the project. Moreover, students are required to travel to the client company’s home country (often Israel) during May. At this time we expect that government guidelines regarding travelling will evolve to some level of normalcy by next May; in case traveling is restricted, we will have an alternate plan in place to effectively complete the project.
How do I apply for the GLP?
Download the application form. Submissions should include a copy of undergraduate and MBA transcripts, copy of your GMAT score, up-to-date c.v., business headshot, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested, what do you expect to get out of your participation and what you will contribute to the group. Please submit applications by July 5th, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org; we aim to make selection decisions and notify students within the subsequent two weeks.