Offshore experiences

Students gain unique insights into one of the world’s largest offshoring markets

While the world counted down to the New Year, a group of students poised to begin careers in global IT packed their bags and traveled to India, one of the world’s largest offshoring markets. Since 2008, Marquette Business has offered this biennial, two-week study abroad experience, which this year gave 13 graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to visit IT businesses throughout India.

More importantly, perhaps, the students were immersed in the Indian culture.

“To be able to understand the business relationships in the context of the culture is something that you simply couldn’t do sitting in a class in the U.S.,” says Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management. “The goal of this trip is to give our IT students a real, on-the-ground, direct observation of a lot of the dynamics of IT outsourcing.”

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