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GBP. Solve Real Problems and Experience Real Success. Student teams providing strategic advice - leading to compelling and actionable plans ….

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    1. GBP Solve Real Problems and Experience Real Success

    2. Student teams providing strategic advice - leading to compelling and actionable plans …

    3. Develop and apply cross-cultural communication, foreign language and virtual teaming skills while working on real projects for real companies

    4. US or foreign company • GBP Kick-off Weekend in Washington, DC – March 11-13 • Team members are MBAs from GBP Consortium Schools • Weekly virtual meetings mid-March to end of April then travel to target country- May 13-27 • Interaction is often in a language other than English • Students pay $2750 course fee, plus transportation (to DC and Int’l location) Kenan-Flagler STAR Info session

    5. Student teams and faculty drawn from: Columbia, Duke, George Washington, Georgia State, Purdue, San Diego State, Temple, Maryland, U Conn, U of Hawaii, U of Miami, U of Wisconsin, UNC & Pittsburgh

    6. Brazil projects: led by Duke and UNC CIBER Thailand projects: led by Maryland CIBERChina projects: led by UNC CIBER Japan projects: led by Temple CIBER Vietnam projects: led by Wisconsin & Hawaii CIBER 6

    7. Timeline: • Students apply online October 15 - November 15, 2010 • Team and project assignments issued by the first part of December • commitment and deposit due by December 15th. • Language learning January – April • initial assessment in early January • Kick-off weekend in Washington, DC March 11-13, 2011 • language evaluation • team building • project scoping

    8. Timeline - continued: • Virtual teamwork, through the rest of March and April • Project Leaders meet weekly with Advisors & team • Team meets with client at least every 3 weeks • Final language evaluation done • Team travel to destination country May 13-27, 2011 • Hub City Weekend May 13-15, 2011 • In-Country Project Work May 16-27, 2011 • Presentation to client between May 25th and 27th (specific date to be determined) • Final hard copy report due by end of June

    9. Kick-off weekend March 11 – 13 in Washington DC Meet team members, faculty advisors and company representatives

    10. Team travel to destination countries last two weeks in May

    11. Past projects included • A NC lumber manufacturer needing customers in China • A global leader in biometric authentication software wanting help to improve its overall business in Brazil • A city in Japan exploring ways to promote their old town as a tourist destination • A Polish-American company in Krakow wanting to expand their presence in Eastern and Western Europe

    12. Key Question Process CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR STUDENT’S GBP COMPANY & EXPERIENCE Results 12

    13. Key Takeaways CUSTOMIZE WITH YOUR STUDENT’S GBP COMPANY & EXPERIENCE 13 Consulting Immersion 2009

    14. “The GBP offered me a truly international consulting experience;it was the best fit from among the programs at Kenan-Flagler to prepare me for any future global opportunity.” – Greg Baker, KFBS MBA 2009

    15. Applying, Matching, and Committing • November 15, 2010: Application deadline • Early December: Selection notifications & team assignments • By December 15th: Student commitment ($500 deposit due) • By January 15th: Program Fee Balance due

    16. Contact People • GBP Director: Dr. Lynne Gerber • lynne_gerber@unc.edu • GBP Program Manager: Debbie Williams • ciber_gbp@unc.edu

    17. www.gbp-ciber.unc.edu Kenan-Flagler STAR Info session