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2018 Global Field Study
Paris, France

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

Travel Dates: March 17-25, 2018 ¦ Course Flyer

image of Paris, France

Image of Paris, France

  • Course Background, MGMT 498 / MGMT 798 Global Field Study: Management Strategies in France (3 credits)

    This course will expose students to French culture, history and successful business practices. France is the seventh largest national economy in the world and third in Europe. In partnership with IESEG School of Management, one of the leading business schools in the country, UB students will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into French life and management practices – learning how to work in a business context that is different from the United States. The country is renowned for its way of life and excellence in the food, fashion and telecommunications industries. Students will learn about management practices in France and how to work in a business context that is quite different from the United States. In addition, students will have the opportunity to tour Paris and immerse themselves into French life. It will be a rich and exciting week abroad unveiling the “French way”.

  • Prerequisites

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

  • Instructor

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

  • Description 

    This course is being offered during Spring Break 2018. In addition, there are three required pre-/post-travel meetings at UB to be arranged according to participants’ schedule.

    Travel dates are March 17-25, 2018.
     

    This global field study is organized by the Merrick School of Business in conjunction with IESEG School of Management.  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 France.  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.

  • Required Pre-and Post-Trip Meetings

    Mid-February 2018
    Early-March 2018
    Early-April 2018
  • Total Cost and Payment Schedule

    The total student cost for airfare, lodging, most local transportation, and trip organization is $3,100, in addition to course tuition.

    All students will receive a $400 discount, making the total cost for enrolled students $2,700. 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.  In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course for which you will register in the Spring 2018 semester. For more information, contact Dr. Eusebio Scornavacca who will be leading the course, at escornavacca@ubalt.edu.
    Travel Fee Payment Schedule:

    Initial Deposit: $1,500 (minimum 15 students) or $1,150 (minimum 20 students) Due by Thursday, November 30, 20171

    Final Payment: $1,200 due by TBD in 20172

    Course Tuition Due: Sunday, January 28, 2018 See the academic calendar.

    Note:

    1 All payments are completely non-refundable. In addition to the travel costs, students are responsible for meals, travel insurance, incidental expenses and the tuition and fees associated with this three-credit hour course in the Spring 2018 semester.
    2 Final payment amount is dependent upon individual 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 28, 2018

  • Course Application, Registration and Next Steps

    Students will be given permission to enroll in MGMT 498/798 for Spring 2018. Registration for the Spring semester begins November 6, 2017. Approved students will be given permission to enroll in this course and will receive registration instructions after the initial deposit is collected.

    To obtain approval for this Field Study you must complete:

    1. Global Field Study Approval FormWright Global Business Scholarship Application form along with your resume and essay. All documents are submitted to Kathea Smith, Assistant Dean (ksmith@ubalt.edu). The essay should detail why you want to attend this particular trip and how the trip will help you personally, professionally, and academically. 

    2. Submit application to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (ksmith@ubalt.edu). Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017.

    3. Acceptance based on evaluation of all of the above.

    4. If accepted, students register for MGMT 798 (or 498) for the Spring term 2018 semester. Course Tuition Due: Sunday, January 28, 2018

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