Experiential Opportunities

Global Opportunities

One of the primary objectives for the MBA program at Radford University is to prepare graduates to compete in a truly global economy. 

In the classroom, you will be exposed to numerous cultures and economies through direct contact with fellow students from across the globe. Approximately one-third of RU MBA students come to us from a variety of foreign countries -- France, Ghana, Peru, Trinidad (West Indies), Indonesia, Bulgaria, India, Poland, Venezuela, Jamaica, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh, Germany, China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia to name but a few. Class discussions and team projects expose our students to numerous cultures and helps to provide a first-hand education on the distinctiveness of different economies.

Another exciting way our students develop awareness and knowledge of international business is by participating in one of several optional summer trips organized each year.  Graduate faculty organize and lead students on trips to destinations such as Belgium, China, Australia, Germany and Greece. You may earn credit toward their degree by participating in one of these trips or many other options available through the International Education Center.

Applied Projects

You will solve real world business problems while paired with a graduate faculty member and a regional organization. These projects enable you to implement theories and strategies learned in the classroom to actual business problems in real time.  For the professional MBA, these projects may stem from opportunities in your current workplace.

Applied projects can be identified by students, faculty, or regional organizations. If you have an idea for an applied project in an organization you are associated with, please set up an appointment with the Radford University MBA Director to discuss how to get it started.

Companies students have worked with:

  • Radford University
  • Marine Institute of Ireland
  • Native Grace
  • Intrexon
  • Volvo Trucks

Internships and Job Opportunities

Companies students have interned for:

  • Advance AutoParts
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Carilion Clinic
  • City of Roanoke
  • Diamondback LLC
  • Federal Pathways
  • Fresh Air Inc.
  • Intrexon
  • Kollmorgen
  • Lincoln Financial Advisors
  • L-3 Stratis
  • Lewis-Gale Hospital
  • Martin Sprocket
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Premier Transfer and Storage
  • Pulaski County Partners Coalition
  • Radford University
  • Robertson Marketing Group
  • Target Inc.
  • That Wedding Company
  • Volvo
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wells Fargo
  • Areva