The idea that I had is to create a program which would be more international than domestic. It would mostly benefit young entrepreneurs, who need to build their network. Also, students who are not fully certain about their choice could decide in the first year at USC.
A) 1st year @ USC
Fundamentals to many basic subjects necessary in opening and running business:
4.International Business Strategy/ Global strategy
5. Entrepreneurship classes.
Right before the Spring semester students would choose business-based partner universities in other big countries and by summer they would know which universities they got into.
B) 2nd year @ HEC Paris (for example)
Students would choose courses that deepen skills like:
2. Public speaking
Students could choose to study in partner university for the semester or the whole year. Or they could choose 2 different universities in one year.
Other possible options: IE Business School (Madrid, SPAIN); Imperial College Business School (London, UK); Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen, DENMARK); or Politecnico di Milano School of Management (Milan, ITALY).
C) 3rd year @ NYU (for example)
Students come back to the US to learn about the domestic markets, opportunities, but at the same time they are on exchange.
I understand there might be some dissatisfaction because of not seeing home that often (“homesickness” ), but actually putting yourself into situations that force you to start communication to new people, will be the most relevant experience in your lives. (I felt that on my own when I came to USC for an exchange year – I did not know anyone here!)
Stepping out your comfort zone – that’s what makes a difference. You improve your critical thinking, logic skills, as well as learn new traditions, be better at reading other people.
Other options: Amherst, Massachusetts; University of Virginia, Virginia.
D) 4th year @USC
Finishing the degree back home with loads of experience.
Therefore, you only need to take courses that actually benefit your specific path chosen.
Besides, having a mentor throughout the years in all universities (for example, from some companies that would agree to sponsor the program) would help.