2013 MBA Consulting Team Project - Citi GBP (Shanghai, China) - Byron Malone





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Published on Jul 17, 2013

2013 MBA Consulting Team Project - Citi GBP (Shanghai, China) - Byron Malone


Byron Malone - MBA | Purdue University |
Sarah Shen - MBA | Columbia |
Athena Smith - MBA | UNC - Kenan Flager |
Thushan Hemachandra - MBA | University Wisconsin-Madison |
Gong Chen - MBA | UNC - Kenan Flager |
Laura Ebert - MA, International Financial | George Washington |


The Global Business Project (GBP) is a unique graduate course designed and developed by a consortium of 14 Universities. The goal of the course is to provide a way for MBAs and graduate students from consortium schools to increase their global business and language competency through guided hands-on business experience in global markets.

This hands-on experiential learning course capitalizes on individual strengths, experiences, and interests of the students while working in a virtual team environment with their peers from participating institutions. Students work on real consulting projects in Brazil, China, India, and Thailand and provide solutions to challenging business problems.

Project Overview -- My team researched trade flows and supply chain patterns between the US and China, and identified untapped new business opportunities for their trade business, including:

- New Letter of Credit opportunities
- New trade finance products
- Foreign exchange hedging techniques (including RMB).

My team helped identify new trade flows, potential priority industries, top importers/exporters, new settlement terms and methodologies and develop recommendations on how to increase trade revenues.

This MBA course is sponsored by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at the member institutions, funded in part by the US Department of Education.

GBP member institutions include: UNC-Chapel Hill, Columbia, Connecticut, Duke, George Washington, Miami, Maryland, Purdue, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, Temple and Wisconsin.

Lynne Gerber
Debbie Williams
Gary Clinton


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