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MBA 585 Global Business Experience

Tallinn, Estonia
May 9 – 17, 2014

Course Description
A study of the context and content of international business ventures with a real-world country specific application of the global strategies that create business success beyond domestic markets. This is a semester-long course that includes a required one-week structured international field experience to Tallinn, Estonia.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to utilize a sound conceptual approach to:

  • Interpret the impact of a country’s culture, politics, ethics, law, economics and local business practices on the design of effective international business operations.
  • Identify and analyze international business options that emerge from local business dynamics, cross-border trade, policy and the forces of globalization.
  • Apply relevant business knowledge and skills to assess, frame, and recommend response to international business opportunities and/or challenges.
  • Demonstrate leadership and cultural competency through active and thoughtful participation at all presentations and activities during the travel component.

On Campus class meetings
All meetings will take place from 6-8pm in Ballston.

  • January 24
  • January 31
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • May 2

Departure date - Friday, May 9

Schedule in Tallinn - TBD

End of program - Saturday, May 17

Students are encouraged to travel before or after the course to pursue their own interests as the course is intensely scheduled to achieve the required three credits and does not include a lot of free time.

Program Cost
Tuition - $2700 (3 credits)
Fees- $1,050

The program fee covers hotel room (double occupancy), daily breakfast and two dinners, local transportation to company visits and cultural activities that are integral to the course.

Program fee does not include: airfare, textbooks and personal expenses. Please do not purchase any airline tickets until enrollment for the class is confirmed, after January 18.

*MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.

To apply for any study abroad program, you must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and not be on disciplinary probation.

Admissions for the program are made on a rolling basis, and decisions will be given in a timely manner. However, please be aware that decisions will not be made on a daily basis, so you should expect a delay between when you submit an application and when you receive notification.

Application deadline – November 1, 2013
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