Solve Real
Problems and
Experience Real
Success
GBP
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Student teams providing strategic
advice leading to compelling and
actionable plans
…
Develop and apply cross-cultural
communication, foreign
language and virtual teaming
skills while working on real
projects for real companies
• US or foreign company
• GBP Kick-off Weekend in Washington, DC –
March 11-13
• Team members are MBAs from GBP Consortium
Schools
• Weekly virtual meetings mid-March to end of
April then travel to target country- May 13-27
• Interaction is often in a language other than
English
• Students pay $2750 course fee, plus
transportation (to DC and Int’l location)
Kenan-Flagler STAR Info session
Student teams and faculty drawn from:
Columbia, Duke, George Washington, Georgia State, Purdue, San Diego State,
Temple, Maryland, U Conn, U of Hawaii, U of Miami, U of Wisconsin, UNC &
Pittsburgh
Brazil projects: led by Duke and UNC CIBER
Thailand projects: led by Maryland CIBER
China projects: led by UNC CIBER
Japan projects: led by Temple CIBER
Vietnam projects: led by Wisconsin & Hawaii CIBER
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Timeline:
•Students apply online October 15 - November 15, 2010
•Team and project assignments issued by the first part of
December
• commitment and deposit due by December 15th.
•Language learning January – April
• initial assessment in early January
•Kick-off weekend in Washington, DC March 11-13, 2011
• language evaluation
• team building
• project scoping
Timeline - continued:
•Virtual teamwork, through the rest of March and April
•Project Leaders meet weekly with Advisors & team
•Team meets with client at least every 3 weeks
•Final language evaluation done
•Team travel to destination country May 13-27, 2011
•Hub City Weekend May 13-15, 2011
•In-Country Project Work May 16-27, 2011
•Presentation to client between May 25th and 27th (specific date to be determined)
•Final hard copy report due by end of June
Kick-off weekend March 11 – 13 in Washington DC
Meet team members, faculty advisors and company representatives
Team travel to destination countries last two weeks in May
Past projects included
•A NC lumber manufacturer needing customers in China
•A global leader in biometric authentication software wanting help
to improve its overall business in Brazil
•A city in Japan exploring ways to promote their old town as a tourist
destination
•A Polish-American company in Krakow wanting to expand their presence in
Eastern and Western Europe
CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR STUDENT’S GBP
COMPANY & EXPERIENCE
Key Question
Process
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Results
CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR STUDENT’S GBP
COMPANY & EXPERIENCE
Key Takeaways
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Consulting Immersion 2009
“The GBP offered me a truly international consulting experience; it was
the best fit from among the programs at Kenan-Flagler to prepare
me for any future global opportunity.” – Greg Baker, KFBS MBA 2009
Applying, Matching, and Committing
November 15, 2010: Application deadline
Early December: Selection notifications & team assignments
By December 15th: Student commitment ($500 deposit due)
By January 15th: Program Fee Balance due
Contact People
GBP Director: Dr. Lynne Gerber
[email protected]
GBP Program Manager: Debbie Williams
[email protected]
www.gbp-ciber.unc.edu
Kenan-Flagler STAR Info session
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