Foreign Business Excursion

To help students understand the global economy and the need for cultural preparation and sensitivity, BYU Marriott Executive MBA curriculum includes an international business trip called the Foreign Business Excursion (FBE). 

When & Where

FBEs are generally scheduled to leave mid-May and last approximately two weeks.

Locations are selected during Fall semester of the second year and are based on student preferences. In previous years, students have visited the following countries and corporations:        

  • Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand)
    • Toyota, Denso, AFLAC, Cummins, Otis Elevators, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nike, Philips Semiconductor
  • China & India
    • Tata Motors, Marico, Bollywood, Disney, BesTV, Delphi Automotive, US Embassy, Home Depot
  • Europe (Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France, England)
    • Zimmer, Doppelmayr, Partners Group, Rational, BMW, Bosendorfer, Karel Holoubek, Coal Mine, Unipart, Land Rover, GMAC
  • Middle East (Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, United Arab Emirates)
    • Aryans Jeans, Bonnetiere du Maroc (Iboma), Bavarian Auto, Citadel Capital, Unilever, Invest AD, Dubai Financial Market, NASDAQ Dubai, Latham & Watkins, Al Habtoor-Leighton Group, Emirates Air, US Consulate Panel, Ford Otosan

Experiences and lessons learned during the FBE will be integrated into the global management courses. The FBE is an academic endeavor, but some leisure time is scheduled in each of the cities visited.


Program tuition covers transportation, hotel accommodations and breakfasts (the only meals included in the package). 

Spouses may usually accompany students on the FBE, but spouses may not participate in FBE company visits and are responsible for their own schedules during these visits. If a student wants his or her spouse to accompany them on the business visits, a specific request must be submitted to the EMBA policy committee stating the professional benefit of the request. There will not be scheduled activities for spouses. The cost for spouses is approximately $7,000, but can vary depending on factors such as exchange rates and travel associated expenses. This expense includes transportation, hotel accommodations and breakfasts (the only meals included in the package).