As trade barriers fall and the world's economy becomes increasingly integrated, international experience is no longer seen as a mere plus on someone's CV. Transnational contacts, overseas working experience and fluency in foreign languages are more and more seen as the keys to the executive suite in corporate headquarters around the world. To meet the need for executives seeking an international edge, one of the latest trends among executive MBA (EMBA) providers has been towards multinational enrolments and offshore study trips. Here is a look at three leading international programmes in different parts of the world. The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is one of the top EMBA providers in the United States. The school has launched a EMBA programme directed specifically at executives working for multinational corporations. Students from 36 countries were represented in the programme's 1997, 1998 and 1999 classes. Participants in the 19-month programme spend 11 weeks in mandatory residential sessions on four continents. Write to Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Box 90120, Durham, NC 2708 0120, US. Switzerland's International Institute for Management Development (IMD) has been providing executive development courses for more than 50 years. Every year it attracts 3,600 executives from more than 90 countries. IMD's EMBA programme comprises 19 one-week sessions, spread over a 16-month period. Three residential sessions constitute an important component of the course - a week in California's Silicon Valley, a week in Shanghai and a week in northern Italy. Write to IMD, Chemin de Bellerive 23, PO Box 915, CH-1001, Lausanne, Switzerland. The National University of Singapore has launched an Asia- Pacific Executive MBA (APEX-MBA) programme that is targeted at senior executives with at least 10 years of full-time working experience. Three of six residential segments of the 18-month programme are held outside Singapore. For more information contact the Graduate School of Business, FBA2 Level 5, Room 06, National University of Singapore, 17 Law Link, Singapore 117592, Republic of Singapore.