The Global Business Project provides MBAs from premier business schools the extraordinary opportunity to work in co-located and virtual teams on real business issues facing multinationals or local companies while improving their language skills. Students from Columbia Business School may participate along with students from eleven other partner schools. Projects and teams are chosen through a competitive application process in the fall. Project work begins with a kick-off meeting of teams and their supervisors in Washington D.C. in February and students work virtually on their projects throughout the spring and on the ground in the destination country in May. The project is comprised of strategically-oriented projects based in destination countries, which include Brazil, China and India in 2014. The application deadline is November 1, 2014.
Professor Sexton’s research concerns successful global product and brand strategies and is based on both empirical work and his considerable experience with companies throughout the world. A recipient of the School’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Sexton has taught a wide variety of courses in the fields of marketing, international business and management science.