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Student Information

Fees and Tuition

UT Students

Program fee


UEX Registration Fee (6 credits)


 Total program cost*


*Approximate Fee - 2016 fees are TBD


The total program cost includes

  • Tuition
  • Course materials
  • Company visits & cultural excursions

    Not included in the program cost

  • Housing
  • Food

    Financial Aid may be applied to the program fee, and scholarship opportunities are available for UT Students. Visit the 
    Financial Information page to learn more!

    Housing and meals can be arranged at Dobie at an additional cost. Please contact the program coordinator if interested in this option.

    International Program Participants

    Fees vary by school. Contact your school for further details.

    Fee will include

  • Tuition
  • Course materials
  • Housing
  • Meals (3 per day)
  • Company visits & cultural excursions


UT Students

Housing is not included in the program fee. UT students may, for an additional charge, have the university arrange summer housing with the international participants. Contact the program coordinator for more details.

International Participants

Visiting students will reside at Dobie Center student residences where they will share rooms with other program participants. A daily meal plan is included.

Sample Schedules

GBLI At A Glance

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


Students Arrive
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kick-Off Event @ Gregory Gym Pool Orientation to Course and Course Technology U.S. Ind. Day Excursion to Texas Capitol Team Selections Q1 Decisions Due
Q2 Decisions Due
9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Q3 Decisions Due International Night! Company Visit Q4 Decisions Due Team Fun Day @ Main Event
16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Q5 Decisions Due 1st Annual Briefing to Board of Directors Q6 Decisions Due Q7 Decisions Due Corporate Guest Speaker Q8 Decisions Due Day Trip to San Antonio
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

2nd Annual Briefing to Board of Directors
Team Closing Presentations Farewell Luncheon & Award Ceremony Students Depart
30 31
















A Day in the GBLI

  • 8 a.m.: Meet with team for a strategy session over breakfast.

  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Your first class starts promptly at 9 a.m.. Today’s topic: Exchange Rates and Derivative Securities. Good - you’ll need that for your team’s 6th Quarter decision for the simulation.

  • 12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Time to get a quick bite to eat before your second class!  This is a good time to do some independent work within your role as VP of Manufacturing.  There is some new reading available to help with this quarter, so you get that done before tonight’s team meeting. 

  • 1:30 p.m.: It’s the afternoon and you’re in your second class talking about culture. So, risk-taking and talkativeness are culturally determined – maybe that explains what’s going on with the Brazilian and Austrian on your team.  You make a note of some coping strategies.

  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner time at Dobie, or maybe take the team out to your favorite place in Austin.

  • After dinner, you lead a discussion on your simulation decision, balancing the input you’re getting, and exploring ways to bring your Thai colleague into the discussion. With everyone on the same page, you submit your decision before the deadline.

  • Later that night, you check back online, and it’s all there. You’ve gained market share in two segments, and your products have the highest brand rating in the simulation. You’re managing cultural differences, applying business principles and laying the foundation for true partnership with people from four continents.



Company visits and cultural excursions are important components of the Global Business Leadership Institute experience. These events allow students to integrate their ongoing studies with the cultural diversity of their groups, as well as the city of Austin.

Company Visits


Students will go on 1-2 visits to the headquarters of Austin-based companies like Dell ComputersVerts Kebaps and Whole Foods Market offer students an opportunity to compare real-world company operations to questions and challenges encountered in the simulation.  Most recently our students have had the pleasure of visiting The Capitol Factory, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and the perfect example of what it means to be an Austin business.

Cultural Excursions

The program features several excursions throughout Austin and surrounding areas to foster social integration and enhance student understanding U.S. culture. UT students participate in the cultural activities as both ambassadors to their city, but also as tourists,  learning to see Texas through the eyes of their international classmates.

GBLI Enrolled Participants- Useful Materials

UT Enrolled Participants

International Enrolled Participants