2023 Global Field Study
Graduate and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible to participate in the course.
Travel Dates: March 18-26, 2023
Image of Wat Arun Buddhist Temple("Temple of Dawn") in Bangkok, Thailand,
Course Background, MGMT 498 / MGMT 798 Global Field Study: Thailand (3 credits)
This course will expose students to the business practices, culture, and people in one of the most remarkable South East Asian nations. Thailand has the second largest economy in the region after Singapore. It enjoys low inflation and respectable economic growth. Thailand is noted for its health care system and has become a destination for medical tourism. Retailing is also a robust economic sector.
In partnership with Mahipol University, one of the leading business schools in the country, UBalt students will have the unique opportunity of observing Thai management practices as well as immersing in the history and culture of the country.
Corporate visit sites such as the Theptarin Hospital, Coca-Cola (Bangkok), the Central Retail Corporation, and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and other sites to be determined. In addition, UBalt students will have the opportunity of meeting Mahidol’s MBA students and visiting sites such as the Amphawa Floating Evening Market, Asiatique (the riverfront tourist area), Siam Niramit Theatre where we’ll see a stage show depicting Thai history and the country’s regions. The excellent Chao Praya dinner cruise is included and not to be missed.
Prerequisite: MGMT 605 for graduate students, MGMT 302 for undergraduates. All students must be in good academic standing.
For more information contact Prof. Dennis Pitta, who will be leading the course, at email@example.com.
DescriptionThis course is being offered in the Spring semester during Spring Break 2023. In addition, there are two required pre-travel meetings at UBalt to be arranged according to participants’ schedule.
Travel dates are March 18-26, 2023.
This global field study is organized by the Merrick School of Business in conjunction with Mahidol University International College. The program features in-depth interactions with companies as well as briefings by business executives and university experts. You will visit local Thai companies as well as the Thai offices of multinational corporations. You will be able to see the challenges and opportunities of global business in one of the most vibrant economies in Asia. The lessons you learn will help you impress potential employers and make you a better job prospect.
Our partner Mahidol University is very proud of Bangkok and Thailand and will provide not only business focused activities but also a number of cultural opportunities.
Course Design and Schedule
During the pre-trip meetings, students will gain an understanding of the business environment in Thailand. Students will work in groups to research and understand one of the companies will we visit. During the trip, a group will ask company executives about how they address current business challenges. Individual assignments will also make part of the course assessment.
Required Pre-trip MeetingsTo be determined
Total Cost and Payment Schedule
The total student cost for airfare, lodging, most local transportation, and trip organization is approximately $2,300.
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 2023 semester. For more information, contact Dr. Dennis Pitta who will be leading the course, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Fee Payment Schedule:
Initial Deposit: $800 due by December 2022
Final Payment: $1,200 due by TBD in 2023
Course Tuition Due: See the academic calendar.
1 All payments are completely non-refundable. In addition to the travel costs, students are responsible for meals, incidental expenses and the tuition and fees associated with this three-credit hour course in the Spring 2023 semester.
2 Final payment amount is dependent upon individual scholarship award.
The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,200 to eligible students.
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: By the start of Spring 2023
Course Application, Registration and Next Steps
Students will be given permission to enroll in MGMT 498/798 for Spring 2023. Registration for the Spring semester begins November 4, 2023 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 the Global Field Study Approval Form. All approval and scholarship forms should be submitted to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (email@example.com).
- Complete the Wright Global Business Scholarship Application form.
- Submit application, resume and essay to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: November 15, 2023. Essay should address your interest in the trip and how attending will benefit you personally and professionally.
- Acceptance based on evaluation of all of the above.
- If accepted, students register for MGMT 798 (or 498) for the Spring 2023 semester. Course Tuition Due: By the start of Spring 2023