MBA Global Leadership Program

Journey and Experience the Global Marketplace

The Global Leadership Program (GLP) gives all full-time Cox MBA students firsthand knowledge of the global marketplace through an unparalleled immersion experience. To thrive in today's global marketplace, business leaders must understand the economic, social, political, and cultural forces impacting the way business is conducted in different parts of the world.

Preparing for Your Trip

During your first and second semester as a Full Time Cox MBA student:

  • Select one of our designated geographic regions to study: East Asia, China, Latin America or Europe.
  • Study the history, political climate, economy, culture, and business etiquette of various countries in the region utilizing local experts and executives from global corporations who share their experiences and insights about each region.  

Traveling to the Region of Your Choice

At the end of the second semester, but before summer internships, your group of Full Time Cox MBA students embark on an intense multi-day immersion experience to:Tailgate

Meet with executives of companies you have researched.

Discuss political policies with government officials.

Visit important historical and cultural sites.  


Sharing Your Experience with Colleagues 

At the conclusion of the trips, you and your fellow Full Time Cox MBA class return to host the GLP Symposium:

  • Four regional student groups give extensive presentations focused on the unique business challenges and opportunities in each of the countries they visited.

  • Attended by members of the Dallas business community as well as Cox students, faculty, and staff, the GLP Symposium is open to the public and usually welcomes a wide array of Dallas-based international business executives.  

A Transformative Experience Made Possible by Generous Sponsors


Transportation, lodging, and most meals are provided to all students at no cost thanks in part to the generosity of Agrium and additional sponsors. The GLP is mandatory for all students and is a critical capstone to the MBA curriculum.