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International Partnerships

The Olivet College international partnership allows students to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in one of two areas: Insurance or Enterprise Risk Management. An MBA is one of the most prestigious and valuable postgraduate degrees worldwide, opening doors to leadership responsibilities, professional advancement and expanded career opportunities. An MBA is often required for senior management and executive positions.

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International Partners

Olivet College is proud to partner with India’s Christ Academy and St. Bede’s College.

Who We Are

Throughout our 179-year history, Olivet College has remained dedicated to the primary objectives Olivet’s founding fathers set out to achieve. The basis of Olivet’s guiding principle was established by the founders when they wrote, “We wish simply to do good to our students, by placing in their hands the means of intellectual, moral and spiritual improvement, and to teach them the divine art and science of doing good to others.

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Program Information

  • For convenience, students gain entry into the MBA program in any of the five- term sessions (each are 8- week sessions: Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, and Summer).
  • Participants have an opportunity for a two- week Summer Immersion Experience on the Olivet College Campus and throughout the region, including Detroit and Chicago.
  • To graduate successfully, students must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in courses taken at Olivet College.
  • For the 2023-24 Academic year, the tuition fees for coursework are $904 per credit, along with a per- term technology fee of $115. Check with your college for international partner scholarship information and cost.
  • The program can be completed in 18 months (one course per term) or accelerated with more courses per term or by receiving transfer credit.

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Benefits of the International Program at Olivet College

The Olivet College Insurance and Risk Management Program is one of the top-ranked college programs in the United States.

International students will broaden their perspectives and be prepared to make a difference professionally in a more diverse and interconnected world. MBA students have opportunities to engage in cultural exchange and academic collaboration with students and faculty from across the United States while studying the theory and application of business and management principles.

Olivet College’s MBA program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the insurance industry, the various risk management techniques used in the industry, and leadership skills and techniques. This program helps students to understand how to identify, evaluate and manage risks in the insurance industry from an international perspective; it also helps them to develop skills that are transferrable to their careers globally.

The international partnership expands Olivet College’s global reach, providing students, faculty, and alumni with a network of industry experts and professionals.

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Immersive Leadership Experience at Olivet College

The two-week summer immersion experience is an opportunity for MBA students from India to participate in fully-integrated workshops in insurance and enterprise risk management disciplines, visit economic industry zones in the United States and gain cultural experiences.

The program includes workshops conducted by Olivet College professors and industry leaders. Students have the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, giving them valuable insights into the career opportunities available in insurance and enterprise risk management.

The program is designed to be a valuable complement to the online learning experience and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of the insurance industry.

The Olivet College campus serves as the home base. Students will reside on campus, with travel between Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.

Topics may include the following:

  • Risk Management, What Every Leader Must Know
    • Preparation for the Uncontrollable
    • Global Reliance and Connections
    • Learning from Others; “After Action Assessments”
    • Investment Versus Expense of Risk Minimization
  • InsureTech Program, Projects, Successes, and Failures
  • Information Technology Priorities and Process
  • Enterprise Risk Management “Client Side” priorities
  • Cyber Security and Risk
  • Analytics in Action – Actuarial and Data-Driven Trends
  • Innovation leadership. Autonomous environment risk management

 

Sample Field Visits:

  • Amerisure Insurance Company
  • Deloitte
  • Ford Motor Company
  • InsureTech Sponsors
  • Networking Events

 

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