Sonoma Executive MBA in Wine Business International Business Consulting Tour

March 10, 2018 8:00 AM

Students in the Sonoma Executive MBA in Wine Business program will embark on a two-week experiential learning and international business consulting tour to Croatia and France from March 10th through March 23rd.

International study tours distinguish the Sonoma Executive MBA in Wine Business curriculum by providing students exposure to international operations in business, education, government, non-profit, technology, tourism, and healthcare, and opportunities to interface and work directly with professionals and counterparts in different countries of origin.

"Students come away from the international consulting tours with a global network and fresh perspective on their strategic direction, both personal and professional. More than the satisfaction of engaging and aiding leaders abroad is the skills development that comes from working on real business challenges with a diverse group in a foreign setting," John Stayton, Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs said. 

Study tours have engaged business and community leaders on the ground in Argentina, Botswana, Chile, China, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, India, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, and Vietnam.

March 10-24 Travel Schedule

  • Sunday, March 11: Arrival in Paris & Bordeaux
  • Monday, March 12: Tour of Bordeaux / CIVB
  • Tuesday, March 13: Inno'vin Bordeaux Aquitaine / Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Wednesday, March 14: Chateau Mouton Rothschild / Chateau Lapelletrie
  • Thursday, March 15: Chateau Pontet-Canet
  • Friday, March 16: Tonnellerie Baron / OXOline / Chateau Cheval Blanc
  • Saturday, March 17: Travel to Zagreb 
  • Sunday, March 18: City Tour of Rovinj
  • Monday, March 19: Consulting Projects in Rovinj
  • Tuesday, March 20: University of Rovinj / Benvenuti Winery
  • Wednesday, March 21: University of Zagreb / Cultural Tour
  • Thursday, March 22: Jagunic Winery
  • Friday, March 23: Return home

Read more about recent trips:

France & South Africa, March 11-24

South Africa & Botswana, September 10-13, 2016

See Facebook album of previous international trips:

Chile & Argentina

France & South Africa

Dubai, UAE & Mumbai, India



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