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About the Global Business Leadership Institute

A Day in the GBL Institute

  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast with colleagues from all over the world in the cafeteria
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Your first class starts promptly at 9. Today’s topic: Exchange Rates and Derivative Securities. Good - you’ll need that for your team’s 6th Quarter decision for the simulation.
  • 12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Time to get a quick bite to eat before your second class!
  • 1:30 p.m.: It’s the afternoon and you’re in your second class talking about culture. So risk-taking and talkativeness are culturally determined – maybe that explains what’s going on with the Brazilian and Austrian on your team, and you make a note of some coping strategies.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner Time at Dobie, or maybe take the team out to your favorite place in Austin.
  • After dinner, you lead a discussion on your simulation decision, balancing the input you’re getting, and exploring ways to bring your Thai colleague into the discussion. With everyone on the same page, you submit your decision.
  • Later that night,you check back online, and it’s all there. You’ve gained market share in two segments, and your products have the highest brand rating in the simulation. You’re managing cultural differences, applying business principles and making friends on four continents.

The Global Business Leadership Institute is a unique opportunity to master skills in international teamwork and global business operations while earning six credits in four weeks. You'll build, and run, your own virtual global company along with teammates from top-ranked international business schools. You'll learn to compete in an international environment, and sharpen your skills in intercultural teamwork and management.

Inside the Global Business Leadership Institute

Program Duration

Four weeks: second summer session (July 7 - July 31). See a program calendar from 2014!


  • UT Students
    Undergraduate students in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • International Program Applicants
    Undergraduate, degree-seeking business students in good academic standing from partner universities. Applicants must be able to participate fully in English. Please contact your home university for additional requirements

To Enroll

UT students and visiting international students have different application steps. Please select whether you are a UT student or an International visitor student for specific instructions.