The undisputed strength of Johns Hopkins University lies in its science and health-based research and teaching enterprise. The Global MBA is rooted in this tradition and draws its distinctive strengths from it. It begins with a world view.
Global focus. Real impact.
In the January intersession of your first year, you take part in an international learning experience that builds on Johns Hopkins University’s unique footprint in global health.
Drawing on our extensive international presence, the Innovation for Humanity Project provides all Global MBA students with an international experience designed to develop agile and creative business leaders who understand how to build sustainable businesses in developing markets. Learning to build successful business models in places with weak infrastructures, fragmented banking systems, and political instability prepares you for the most challenging of emerging market opportunities. You develop a cultural sensitivity that serves you as well in Wall Street boardrooms as in the start-up companies of Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the second semester, courses in Integrated Business Skills provide you with an understanding of business problems that arise across domestic and international venues, in start-ups as well as mature firms. Whether in the context of the life sciences, competition in health care delivery, or pharmaceutical supply chain operations, you gain expertise in today’s most sophisticated, innovative approaches to business management.
A distinctive feature of the Johns Hopkins Global MBA is the Discovery to Market Project, a two-phase initiative that begins in the second semester. Using the vast pool of discoveries made in the health sciences and related fields at Johns Hopkins University, this project provides insight into translating a scientific discovery into a product or technology with potential for commercialization.
The project begins with a series of informal seminars and workshops that expose you to the people and organizational processes behind these discoveries. In the process, you gain an understanding of the essentials of intellectual property law and develop the field-level skills needed to assess the often-rare commercial potential of a scientific discovery.
As you end your first year, you may elect to pursue a summer internship that will enable you to apply the skills you have developed. You might find yourself in a traditional corporate office or in the field with a social entrepreneur.
Whatever your choice of internship activity, we work with you to ensure that your summer is spent on a substantive and meaningful assignment that is managerial in scope and makes a material contribution to your development and to the organization with which you work.