Understand the Global Context
The Smith School is thrilled that you are considering a short-term program abroad as part of your Smith Experience credits, and we hope you decide to participate. As a study abroad student, you are not just a tourist – you are embarking on something much richer and have access to experiences a tourist could never have. We hope you enjoy your time abroad and push yourself to get outside your comfort zone even a little bit: see what you discover about the country you are visiting and about yourself. And you will have the opportunity to get to know your colleagues even better.
2013-14: Smith Go Global!
Get in front of reality. Being a tourist is easy; studying abroad takes effort and adaptability. But the rewards will be great!
BUSI788 and BUSI798
This course consists of one-credit BUSI788L consisting of class meetings in College Park; students should enroll in this course through testudo same as for any fall term course. Students in this BUSI788L course will automatically be registered for the two-credit BUSI798L course abroad over winter in Chile. Students will reconvene in College Park after winter break to talk about and discuss their experience.
Cost reduced for Academic Year 2013/14! The program fee for AY14 will be $2250 (vs. $3000 for the past three years). Program fee covers shared hotel rooms, any cultural events that are part of the itinerary, local transportation to company visits, professor costs, guide and driver gratuities, and some group meals. Tuition will be charged at the in-state rate (three credits total).
BUSI788 and BUSI798
Experience China, one of the world's fastest growing economies with fellow UMD students and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes at the 8th Annual China Business Plan Competition (CBPC). Since 2006, over $200,000 has been awarded to promising entrepreneurs in a competition co-hosted by the Smith School’s Dingman Center and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. The CBPC is held as part of a week-long global studies course and satisfies 3 credits of the Smith Experience MBA curriculum. The competition and course is open to all UMD students at any degree level.
This course consists of one-credit spring term BUSI788K consisting of class meetings in College Park; students who are admitted to the program will automatically be registered for this class. Students in this BUSI788K course will automatically be registered for the two-credit summer 1 term BUSI798K course abroad in May/early June.