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Global Business Experience

Istanbul, Turkey
May 11 - 18, 2013

The city of Istanbul literally and metaphorically straddles the European and Asian continents. Its commerce and its culture are built upon its historic ties to Christianity and Islam, to its west-to-east trade routes, to its early 20th-century conversion from an Ottoman empire to a democracy and federalist government, and to its early 21st-first century economic development as the next country poised to enter the Billion Dollar GDP Club and the European Union.

Today Istanbul and Turkey offer a strategic venue for international business – a gateway to the Turkish market and beyond – to the Middle East, western Asia, Africa, and Europe. Explore the culture and experience the dynamic business environment of Istanbul – from the historic Grand Bazaar where carpets and foreign currency are traded to Sabanci Enterprises, one of the two largest family-owned Turkish holding companies – to a U.S. company such as Citibank or IBM.   

"Home to the biggest banks and companies of a self-confident Turkey, Istanbul is a multitude of cities crammed into one – an industrial hub; a centre of financial activity; a diplomatic and conference meeting point with a backdrop beyond compare; a megacity whose 15m-strong population makes it Europe’s largest." (Excerpt from "Megacity with ambitions to match" by Daniel Dombey, a Financial Times Special Report Istanbul Business and Finance, December 14, 2011)

"The importance of the country’s traditional European export markets has been falling, with exporters increasingly targeting market in the Middle East, Africa and the countries of the former Soviet Union."
(Excerpt from "Businesses rebalance away from Europe" by David O’Byrne, a Financial Times Special Report Turkey, June 25, 2012)
Course: MBA 585 Global Business Experience
The course will include mandatory predeparture meetings:
  • Friday, January 25
  • Friday, February 22
  • Friday, March 22
  • Friday, April 19
Departure date: May 10
Course Schedule in Istanbul: TBD

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.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition $2,430
Fees $950
Program fee covers
  • hotel room (double occupancy)
  • some group meals
  • local transportation to company visits and cultural activities and any tickets, etc. for 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 25.

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 – October 12, 2012

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