Faculty-Led Short-Term Courses

Testudo and a student looking at a globe.

Engage in an experience that will broaden your global mindset by fostering cultural curiosity and adaptability. Smith School short-term programs provide students with the opportunity to apply a comparative international lens to their business education and professional career.



January 2020 course offerings will be announced in the coming weeks. Please check back for additional information.

Please see below a list of courses offered in previous years.

Japan: From Quality Past to Automated Future
Destination: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya
Dates: January 4–14, 2019
Faculty: Pamela Armstrong and David Ashley
Cost: $3,980
Academics: BMGT438L
Accounting's Future, Present, and Past
Destination: NYC, London, Paris, Florence, Rome
Dates: January 2–21, 2019
Faculty/Staff: James McKinney and Greg Rafal
Cost: $3,995
Academics: BMGT428D
Social Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary South African Context
Destination: Cape Town
Dates: January 6–19, 2019
Staff: Victor Mullins, Jeanette Snider
Cost: $2,954
Academics: BMGT498I
South Africa
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in France and Morocco
Destination: Casablanca, Nice
Dates: January 3–13, 2019
Faculty: Oliver Schlake, Chris Rehkamp
Cost: $3,995
Academics: BMGT469N

If you have questions about study abroad programs please contact Greg Rafal at grafal@rhsmith.umd.edu.

The Smith Common Core Framework

Our robust model ensures students get the most out of their international experience. The model incorporates pre- and post-study abroad sessions specifically designed to prepare students to take full advantage of their cultural immersion and leverage their global business acumen in their future career.

Session Content
Pre-program Undergraduate Common Core — Learn how openness and awareness of cultures, markets, and trends affect global business.
Pre-program Course Specific Content — As determined by the instructor.
Pre-program Pre-Departure Orientation — Health, safety, culture, and logistics.
Post-Program Course Specific Content — As determined by the instructor.
Post-Program Global Showcase — Show off your global mindset and business knowledge through team poster presentations.

Exact meeting dates and times will be detailed in the course syllabus.