From special milestones to student successes and student successes – we have a lot to look forward to in 2019!
At the Business School we are given lots of opportunity to learn about the real-world of business and equip ourselves with relevant skills. In this blog, I would like to share what we got up to on an exciting trip to the Green Investment Bank.
One of the optional electives I chose as part of my specialisation was International Business in Context (IBC Colombia). In this course, students have the opportunity to travel to Bogota and Medellin in Colombia to work on a mini-consultancy project with a large local company.
The reward for the teams with the highest grades on the Doing International Business In Emerging Markets course was a trip to Colombia to meet our clients. This proved to be a powerful incentive, and in April 2018, the top three teams departed for Medellin. This is the adventure that we had!
The financial trek to London, has truly been one of the most enriching experiences during my time here in Edinburgh
In Semester 2, the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS) treated their postgraduate students to a Company Trek to London. It was both an entertaining and valuable journey where we had the opportunity to visit finance companies in the world’s largest financial centre. Who knows, we might actually be working there one day in the future! During the Trek, we attended networking activities with company representatives and got to see inside their impressive buildings.
During innovative learning week in February, a group of undergraduate and postgraduate UEBS students and two staff members flew to Dublin for three exciting days in the Irish capital. The theme of the trek was finance and innovation as well as Irish development and its role on the global stage.
Great companies, interesting talks and time to explore a new European city.
What does success look like to a group of MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation students? This is a question they were asked by a London-based start-up on a recent trek to the city. There were many answers – but these 3 themes emerged.
Having just returned from the trek to London, I can tell you the experience was extremely valuable and enjoyable. The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation trek consisted of four visits to separate companies to discuss topics related to our programme at the University of Edinburgh Business School, including innovation practices within these companies, entrepreneurial challenges, company culture, and venture creation.