"[The Sophomore Global Mindset Colloquium] was honestly one of the few classes I took this semester and genuinely enjoyed fully and got a lot out of."
“Great elective course for sophomores. Highly recommend to everyone, especially those students who can't fit study abroad into their schedules.”
The Sophomore Global Mindset Colloquium is aimed at students who want to develop a deeper understanding of what constitutes a global mindset- or the attitudes and behaviors that help you influence and work with others who are different than you- and its importance to contemporary business. Colloquium participants then apply global mindset techniques and global business practices to address real-world business situations.
This program is open to all majors.
Kristin LaRiviere will be directing the program, with EY professionals teaching course material.
Curriculum- 1 semester program
BMGT298F: Global Mindset Consulting Colloquium*
*Course will require substantial out of class commitment due to consulting project
Previous course material included:
- Regulatory Considerations
- Global Human Capital
- Transfer Pricing
- Culture and Communication
- Determining What Makes Good Business Sense
Semester Consulting Project
At the beginning of the semester, students will be placed in teams. Each team is given a specific company and a region/country said company is considering for market expansion. Based on the information presented in class and independent research, groups are tasked with answering the question: “Should your company expand into your given market based on what you learned in class and independent research?”
Throughout the project, teams will also work with EY “mentors” to help provide insights and feedback.
- Must be entering second year at Smith during Fall 2017 semester
- Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
- All Business majors are encouraged to apply
The Global Mindset Colloquium is an application-based course.
The application requires:
- Basic demographic questions
- 300-500 word statement answering the question: What is a global mindset, and why do you want to cultivate a global mindset?
Prioity deadline applications for the Fall 2017 Global Mindset Colloquium will be collected through Friday, February 17, 2017. Following the priority deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions? Contact Kristin LaRiviere (email@example.com).