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Work Hard and Persevere: Nicaragua Consulting (Part 2)

In January 2017, ten students, one faculty member, and one Mizzou alumna, traveled to Nicaragua on a project to consult with a women’s coffee cooperative. For more details on their global trip, check out Part 13 and 4. The following is a reflection from Morgan Steward, one of the participants.

Work Hard and Persevere

Morgan Steward playing with a child of the Santa Julia community while learning about international business

Morgan Steward playing with a child of the Santa Julia community.

When I became a member of the Crosby MBA program last fall, I was excited to gain a deep understanding of business along with the opportunity to obtain a global perspective. Due to the large growth in globalization in companies and my interest in international business, I was drawn to Mizzou. I realized that it provided great opportunities to expand one’s thinking in not only how to run an effective business domestically but internationally. With that said, when I became aware of the consulting trip coordinated by our program to Nicaragua, I was ecstatic for the opportunity! (more…)

Learn Here, Lead Anywhere: Nicaragua Consulting (Part 1)

Skills in understanding an international business market are becoming increasingly important for MBA graduates. That is why the Crosby MBA program is creating opportunities for students to get real-world experience outside the United States.

In January 2017, ten students, one faculty member, and one Mizzou alumna, traveled to Nicaragua to consult with a women’s coffee cooperative. They spent one week gathering information, strategizing and finally presenting to the leaders of the community. Their objective was to grow revenue for the coffee-growers while gaining international business experience.

This initial trip was designed to lay the groundwork for future expeditions. The following is a video based on a presentation given by the two project leaders.

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