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2014 UT Travel Course: IBS 492 Challenges of Doing Business in a Developing Country
Accra, Ghana; Bolgatanga, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana
UT Travel Course
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|UT Travel Course||2015||11/15/2014**||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||UT Travel Course||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Areas of Study:||International & Cultural Studies, International Business||Credits:||4|
WHAT IS A UT TRAVEL COURSE?
One of the best—and easiest—ways you can internationalize your education at The University of Tampa is by taking one of the university’s travel courses. Here’s how it works: You enroll in an on-campus course with a travel component. After the on-campus portion, during the summer, spring break or winter intersession, you and your classmates take off, all while earning UT academic credit.
HOW TO APPLY?
Visit the Office of International Programs to discuss this course with an education abroad advisor and apply online at ut.studioabroad.com. Please note: graduating seniors may enroll in this course; however, degrees and diplomas will be delayed until the end of the semester during which the grade is submitted, usually the August degree conferral date.
This course builds on the understanding of each of the functional areas in business by applying these principles in a developing country environment. The course explores the interaction between development and macro global dimensions (economic, political, and cultural) in a way that leads to deeper appreciation of the link between theory and real world practice. Doing business in a developing country poses many problems that may not be as prevalent in a developed country. What are ways to raise capital? How can human capital (education, skills, knowledge) be utilized and improved? How does the supply chain work? This will be accomplished through business visits in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. The process of effective economic development will also be explored emphasizing the role of business culminating in a hands-on experiential application of student-designed business plan and micro-finance projects in Bolgatanga, Ghana with appropriate reflection. Pre-requisite: BUS 101.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Joshua Hall, Assistant Professor and Dr. Kevin Fridy, Assistant Professor
WHEN: May term and travels May 11-24, 2014
COST: $3,743 not including the cost of tuition*
*Program information subject to change