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2017 Global Field Study
Africa (Ghana)

Graduate and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible to participate in the course.

Travel Dates: January 7-15, 2017 (Winterim)

Course Flyer,(.pdf)

Image of Independence Square, Accra, Ghana

Image of Independence Square, Accra, Ghana

 

  • Course Background, MGMT 498 / MGMT 798 Global Field Study: Africa (3 credits)

    This course will expose students to culture, history, people and business practices in one of the most remarkable African nations. Ghana has been hailed as a model for African growth and is considered one of the safest and more stable countries in West Africa. In partnership with Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), one of the leading business schools in the country, UB students will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Ghanaian life and management practices – learning how to work in a business context that is quite different from the United States. In addition, students will have the opportunity to attend historical tours the Cape Coast and Elmina Castle. It will be a rich and exciting week abroad unveiling the very best Africa has to offer.

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: MGMT 605 for graduate students, MGMT 302 for undergraduates.  All students must be in good academic standing.

  • Instructor

    For more information contact Prof. Eusebio Scornavacca, who will be leading the course, at escornavacca@ubalt.edu or call 410.837.6624.

  • Description 

    This course is being offered in the Winterim term of 2017. There are three required pre- and post-travel meetings at UB. Travel dates are TBD. 

    Travel dates are January 7-15, 2017.
     

    This global field study is organized by the Merrick School of Business in conjunction with Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), one of the leading business schools in the country.  The program features in-depth interactions with companies as well as universities. You will meet with local start-ups and will be working with them to help addressing current business challenges.  The opportunity to discuss business issues in a multi-national setting will provide a significant learning opportunity and unforgettable experience to all. 

  • Course Design and Schedule

    During the pre-trip meetings, students will gain an understanding of the business environment in Ghana.  During the trip, students will work in teams closely with local start-ups in order to assist them to address current business challenges.  Individual assignments will also make part of the course assessment. 

  • Total Cost and Payment Schedule

    The total student cost for airfare, lodging, most local transportation, and trip organization is $2,400.

    This includes a student discount of $400, which has been automatically applied by the Merrick School of Business. Additionally, the Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,200 to eligible Merrick School of Business students.  A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required to be considered.  If approved, this scholarship will be applied to the final payment outlined below. In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course for which you will register in the spring 2016 semester
    Travel Fee Payment Schedule:

    Initial Deposit: $800 due by Friday, September 30, 20161

    Final Payment: $1,200 due by TBD2

    Course Tuition Due: Per the Spring 2017 academic calendar.

    Note: Travel payments are non-refundable. Students are responsible for other expenses, such as meals, travel and health insurance, incidentals, inoculations, passport fees, and tuition and fees associated with this course.
    Final payment amount is dependent upon scholarship award.

  • Scholarship Availability

    The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,200 to eligible students and all tuition paying students will receive $400 discount on the trip costs.

    A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required to be considered. 

    In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course. Course Tuition Due: Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Course Application, Registration and Next Steps


    1. To obtain approval for this Field Study you must complete the Global Field Study Approval Form.  All approval and scholarship forms should be submitted to Lisa Park, assistant dean (lisa.park@ubalt.edu).
    2. Complete the Wright Global Business Scholarship Application form. 
    3. Submit application to Lisa Park, assistant dean (lisa.park@ubalt. edu). Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
    4. Acceptance based on evaluation of all of the above.
    5. If accepted, students register for MGMT 798 (or 498) for the Winterim term 2017 semester. Course Tuition Due: Sunday, January 3, 2017
  • Required Pre-trip and Post-trip Meetings

    Tentatively, Late November, 2016
    Tentatively, Mid-December, 2016
    Tentatively, Late January, 2017