Education Across Borders: Developing a Global Mindset in Business

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, employees are seeking graduates who have knowledge and understanding of the world around them. They need an intercultural mindset, an understanding of cultural diversity, and must be able to work successfully with colleagues and clients no matter where they are in the world. They need to be able to develop a strong global-mindset.

Whilst students at both universities can access a broad range of international mobility programs, an opportunity exists for the Monash Business School and Warwick Business School to jointly develop a program targeted at preparing students for a global workplace.

A short-term mobility program will be designed comprising two components. The first component will include the creation of teams across business schools where students will collaborate in virtually professional contexts. The second component will comprise face-to-face meetings during an international study abroad experience in Italy. Throughout the program, students will work together virtually and physically to solve a real-world business problem sourced from industry and alumni. As their global knowledge expands, student will also be able to take advantage of many networking opportunities.

The program outcomes will be shared beyond the business schools across broader networks in each university. Over time, the network of engaged education partners will expand to include the School of Business at Monash University’s Malaysia campus and other pre-existing partnerships across Asia and Europe.

Principle applicants

Michaela Rankin

Professor Michaela Rankin

Deputy Dean (International), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University

Ashley Roberts

Dr Ashley Roberts

Assistant Dean (Internationalisation), Faculty of Social Sciences, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


Professor Robert Brooks, Deputy Dean (Education), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University

Rachel Cuddihy, Programme Manager (International), Faculty of Social Sciences, Warwick Business School

Lee Kramer, Director of Student Life, University of Pennsylvania