For many years, CBI has been a proud sponsor of a study abroad experience for Tepper MBA students. Each spring since 2002, up to 35 students have travelled to Germany and Eastern Europe to take part in a 4-week program. CBI contributes $50,000 each year to subsidize the students' costs.
The program is based in Koblenz, Germany, in partnership with The Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU). At WHU, Tepper students learn about the historical, political, and economic bases of the European Union (EU). In addition, the specific areas of finance, operations, marketing, and entrepreneurship are examined within the context of the EU. WHU coordinates the program in various cities in Germany and Eastern Europe by integrating university coursework with corporate and government visits in each city.
In 2012, 35 students participated in the experience. Visits over the four weeks included: European Central Bank, Volkswagen, Dell, Opel, and John Deere.
Pictured above: Tepper students visited Opel International in Rüsselsheim, Germany as part of the 2012 trip