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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Second-Year Curriculum

A weeklong Leadership Residency begins year two.

Themes on Growth, Global Markets, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship address business challenges important to organizations of all types and sizes.

You fly to China for the International Management Residency and visit the country’s two largest cities: Shanghai and Beijing. The residency is part of Washington University’s special relationship with Fudan University.

In year two of the program, you work in teams on an innovation project. Students present their ideas and get feedback in a half-day IdeaBounce session. Ideas are then developed during the Innovation and Entrepreneurship theme, when each team produces a written business plan.

Electives add flexibility to the curriculum, allowing you to pursue areas of interest in topics such as customer analytics, reputation management, business law, diversity and inclusion, and coaching and talent management. The one-day courses are generally taught the Wednesday before your regular class weekend in St. Louis. You’re required to take two electives as part of the curriculum.

A capstone pitch competition ends the program. Judges include company executives, potential investors, and Olin faculty members.