Course closed for 2015. 2016 global business courses will be announced in Spring 2015.
For the Academic Year 2014-15, the BUSI798 series will be four credits total (1 credit in the fall, 3 in the spring) starting with the one credit fall BUSI788 course.
Students in the fall BUSI788 one-credit course will automatically be registered for the spring BUSI798 module.
Santiago and surrounding areas
On-campus Course Dates TBD. Depart January 10, 2015 (arrive in Santiago January 11); Depart from Santiago January 18, 2015.
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The $2,250 program fee covers shared hotel room, some meals, cost of any scheduled cultural or industry visit activities, professor and partner costs. Not included: international airfare, personal expenses, and most meals.
There is an additional $250 to the Education Abroad Office as well as a $39 fee for the mandatory insurance. No visa is required for U.S. citizens. Students of other nationalities should check the consular office for visa information and requirements.
Register on Testudo for fall BUSI788L section DC06 at the same time as your other fall courses. You will automatically be registered for the other module(s).
Chile is a beautiful, exciting country renowned for its economic stability in the South American region. It leads South and Latin American nations in competitiveness, quality of life, economic freedom, and boasts a low perception of corruption. Some of Chile's famous exports include grapes, excellent wines, and fine fish. Mining and minerals are also big business in the country. Chile's progressive economic policies mean that the U.S. is a major destination for Chilean products and services. This class will examine the thoughtful and effective strategies that contribute to the country's wealth. We will explore the development and performance of the Chilean economy in a world continuing to undergo rapid globalization. Capitalizing upon its stature as an economically and politically stable country with an abundance of strong market segments, Chile continues to expand its business presence globally. An integrated set of course readings, cultural excursions, and business visits will facilitate the learning described above. Students will come back with an understanding of the political and economic history of Chile and its place in the global economy.
In addition to a focus on Chilean companies and their domestic and global expansion strategies, students will explore businesses in several disciplines and learn about the country's culture and history. Students will consider issues surrounding the political, economic, historical, geographic, and social framework of Chile. This course will focus on teambuilding and teach leadership skills that can be put into practice in a global business environment. Students will increase their cultural self-awareness and begin to recognize and appreciate culture-specific patterns of difference. Through experiential learning, students will gain cross-cultural communication skills that will help them navigate the Chilean and other global business environments.
UMD's regular withdrawal and refund schedule applies for the one-credit BUSI788L course. Students dropping the course series after October 15 (when we make financial commitments abroad) will be charged the program fee equivalent.
Do not purchase airfare until course is confirmed. Students are advised by UMD Education Abroad to purchase refundable airline tickets.
Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa and/or entry fee.
The time abroad IS the class and any instances of: being late and therefore delaying the group, noise in the hotel hallways, damage to hotel rooms, hung-over behavior, sleeping during meetings, or public displays of affection will be frowned up as they would be for any business traveler. You are expected to act professionally while abroad and this professional is part of your total grade. It is our intent to develop world citizens and savvy business travelers, and the courses abroad should be undertaken as serious academic endeavors.
Students are welcome and encouraged to participate in more than one BUSI788/798 abroad during your time at Smith. Up to two course series can apply toward the MBA degree.