Extending our reach internationally
International business is an essential component of all Telfer School undergraduate and graduate programs. Our International Exchange Programs and Regional Academic Mobility Program make it possible for students to gain an even greater exposure to—and deeper understanding of—the inherently international nature of business today. Both programs give students unique opportunities to fulfil their academic requirements while attending one of 31 schools in 17 different countries around the world.
In fact, we forged additional partnerships this year to boost the total number of partner schools to 35 in 18 countries. Now students can experience the life-altering benefits of international exchanges at these four new partner schools:
- WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany
- University of Mannheim in Germany
- BEM Management School in Bordeaux, France
- Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
In harmony with Zhejiang University
Dr. Zhong-Ming Wang Executive Vice Dean of the School of Business at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China and Dean François Julien.
Dr. Zhong-Ming Wang visited the Telfer School in August 2010. During his time with us, the Executive Vice Dean of the School of Business at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China met with many Telfer School executives and faculty members. Together, they explored opportunities to strengthen ties between our two schools by collaborating on teaching initiatives and research projects.
Zhejiang is one of the highest-ranked universities in China, and its business school is renowned throughout the world for its focus on the study of entrepreneurship and innovation. In fact, Telfer School professor Dr. Margaret Dalziel spent much of her 2009–2010 sabbatical at the school, uncovering important research findings [PDF]. She continues to carry out her research, working closely with PhD and post-doctoral students from Zhejiang’s business school.
It’s truly the business world
During 2010–2011, 117 Telfer School students took advantage of the exciting academic, personal and career-development opportunities offered by our International Exchange Programs. In turn, 88 students from our international academic partners, as well as 304 students from countries around the world, came to Ottawa to experience our school’s rich learning environment.