Organization Development Executive Students Learn Important Life Lessons from Trip to France
One of the great experiences students have in the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) program is an international field study tour. An intensive one-week study abroad program was added in 2014 to provide a global perspective to the program.
Students enrolled in Organization Development 6065, taught by BGSU Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Dr. Jane Wheeler, traveled to a partner school – AUDENCIA Nantes – Ecole de Management in Nantes, France. The BGSU cohort participated in interactive lectures, networked with AUDENCIA Executive MBA students, and visited three French-based corporations, including Remy Cointreau, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and BIC headquarters in Paris.
The continued success of the international field study tour validates the need for students to have a global perspective. As noted by one of the students, Brad Clark, “France, for me, will always symbolize a necessary step in my growth. One that has changed me to the core as I learned and experienced what life would look like from a different perspective and at a different pace.”