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Learning with VBP

The Virtual Business Professional (VBP) is a project for students and instructors around the world who want to engage in a global virtual team experience with students and instructors from other universities and other countries. The primary purpose of the VBP is to help students develop virtual and cross-cultural collaboration skills using state-of-the-art collaboration tools.

As a student, you will be able to add valuable skills to your resume. You will learn how to communicate effectively in virtual work environments, use social and AI-driven collaboration tools, navigate cross-cultural team processes, and hone your leadership skills!


Learning Objectives

This project emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, communication, and virtual and cross-cultural team-building skills among students with the following specific goals:

  1. Learn how to collaborate in global virtual teams;
  2. Introduce students to a virtual collaboration platform;
  3. Allow students to reflect on and assess their effectiveness in the virtual collaboration;
  4. Teach students leadership skills in virtual and cross-cultural collaboration projects;
  5. Provide students an opportunity to examine, analyze, and assess external online communication practices of an organization and identify recommendations.

If you are a faculty member interested in participating in VBP, please contact us at vbp@marshall.usc.edu.

If you are a current participant of VBP, please click here to access the course materials (password required).