Experience the 50

Management Practices in the United States

Gain global perspective—right here in the United States.

Explore various industries and see how you can make an impact in major cities across the country. 

Like all global programs, our Experience the 50 programs are credit-bearing, hybrid experiences. Upon acceptance, you will be force-registered into the course, which will meet online three to four times before culminating with a virtual experience and optional trip based on the program’s theme and location.

During the virtual learning component, you will network with alumni, tour organizations and complete mini-cases or team projects. Finally, you can cap off the experience with an optional trip to the program's destination, pending university health/safety policies.

Note: For all credit-bearing virtual experiences, there is no additional program fee.

"Visiting Disney was truly inspiring and allowed me to witness things about Walt Disney World that I would never have been able to discover on my own. Learning what goes into making the Disney magic every day is remarkable. Every student who has a connection to Disney or wants to learn about a thriving business should experience this."

— Danielle Zalta, BS ’19

Who Can Apply

Most Experience the 50 programs are open to:
  • School of Management undergraduates – sophomores, juniors and seniors for in-person trips; all levels for virtual programs
  • All School of Management graduate students, except Executive MBAs

Application Deadlines

  • April 16, 2021, for fall 2021 programs
  • Oct. 15, 2021, for spring 2022 programs

Programs for 2021-22

Fall 2021 Experiences

Spring 2022 Experiences

Open to all School of Management undergraduate and graduate students.

COVID-19 Information

Ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and partners is our top priority. For spring 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic, all international and Experience the 50 programs will be virtual learning experiences, with possible travel during spring break, pending university health/safety policies.

Business Practices in the U.S.

A micro-credential is available for those who successfully complete this program. Apply here or visit the School of Management micro-credential website for more information.

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353

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