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Global Management Immersion Experience

Sponsoring organizations outside the United States gain access to talented MBA students, who work on well-defined projects over the summer, and also raise their profile within Stanford GSB.

The Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) encourages Stanford MBA students to gain hands-on knowledge of international management by working in a corporate, government, or nonprofit setting for a minimum of four weeks in a region new to them outside the United States.

From the program’s beginnings in China in 1997, GMIX has expanded to include opportunities in over 80 countries.

Program Basics

  • Stanford GSB sources numerous GMIX projects. Students may also source their own opportunities, resulting in highly individualized and targeted experiences.
  • Students can participate in a GMIX between the first and second years of the MBA program. It is usually done after a full-time, 8-to-10 week summer internship.
  • GMIX projects cover a wide array of industries, such as consumer products, international development, energy, finance, health care, media and entertainment, technology, and telecommunications.

Learning Opportunities for Students

  • Explore a new industry and role as part of the career planning process.
  • Live in a new location and directly experience the work environment and culture.
  • Complete a research paper for academic credit on a topic related to the GMIX project (optional).

Sponsorship Benefits & Information

  • Sponsor organizations leverage MBA students’ skills and knowledge to achieve completion of a significant project in a relatively short time frame.
  • GMIX students bring new perspectives to organizations, since each participant must go outside the United States and to a country where he or she has not lived for more than one year as an adult.
  • Participating organizations provide students with valuable real-life global experience — a critical part of Stanford GSB’s curriculum.
  • Recommended GMIX program dates for the summer of 2015: Aug 22 – Sep 16 (most students will be available for their GMIX during this window, although it can vary from student to student).