Monday, 26. November 2012

The Toronto Story

The International Elective in Toronto was a great week. We learned abundantly during the day in class, and in the evenings, we had plenty of opportunities to network and make friends with our classmates from the partner programs in Toronto, Evanston, Miami, and Tel Aviv.

We learned...

The atmosphere in class always was fantastic – interactive and collaborative, like we already knew it from our home Program Kellogg-WHU and Kellogg in Evanston. Through the joint case study from Professor Eleanor Westney (Course: International Strategy) and Professor Michael Wade (Course: Enterprise IT Strategy, Governance and Leadership), we were able to apply classroom learnings and benefitted from sharing of knowledge and experience across boundries. The result: not only were we able to discuss current concepts of IT and International Strategy with classmates from several countries nearly all over the world, but were also able to learn about different cultures and new international trends.  

We socialized...

Thanks to our Canadian hosts, events were organized every evening.  We had fantastic food and a great time… at the Bierhaus, the Real Sports Bar & Grill (voted by ESPN as the number one sports bar in North America), and the Skylon Restaurant next to the Niagara Falls. Of course, these evenings provided ample opportunity to network with our global counterparts.

We ate...

In addition to our classmates, the food was also international and excellent!
After the initial attempt to compensate good food with sports, we chose to focus on the camaraderie and networking during the evening events!

We experienced...

The trip to the Niagara Falls was just… amazing.

Maik Müller, EMBA 2013
Thomas Schröter, EMBA 2013

For last years Toronto report, please click here!