Experience the 50

Management Practices in the United States

"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

Gain global perspective—right here in the United States.

Our Experience the 50 programs allow you to explore various industries and see how you can make an impact in major cities across the country. Past experiences have provided an inside look at the financial world in Washington, D.C., Disney’s global business model in Orlando, and the tech space in Silicon Valley—and that’s just the beginning.

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

Experience the 50 programs are credit-bearing courses that cap off with an experiential learning opportunity. 

For virtual programs: Upon acceptance, you will be force-registered into the course, which will meet online three to four times before culminating with a virtual experience based on the program’s theme and location. Virtual programs may include mini-cases, team projects, virtual organization tours and opportunities to network with alumni. 

Fall 2021 Experiences

All Experience the 50 programs for fall 2021 are being planned for concurrent virtual and in-person experiences, with the option to shift fully virtual if necessary.

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

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 business partners is our top priority. For fall 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic, all international programs will be virtual learning experiences, with possible travel during the winter semester pending university health/safety policies. Fall 2021 Experience the 50 (U.S.-based) programs are being planned for concurrent virtual and in-person experiences, with the option to shift fully virtual if necessary.

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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