2024 Global Field Study | Casalanca and Marrakech, Morocco
Graduate and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible to participate in the course.
Travel Dates: May 25-Jun. 1, 2024 | Priority Application Date is Feb. 1, 2024
Tentative information can be found below. Details are pending for this course. Keep checking back.
Course: MGMT 498 / MGMT 798 Global Field Study: Morocco (3 credits)
This course will expose students to the business practices, culture, and people in one of Morocco.
To better understand and succeed in global business today, there is no better way than direct experience through immersing oneself in a foreign environment. This course will provide an opportunity for lectures and discussion with local experts and students regarding key themes of economic, political and cultural importance to business. The course will engage students in field visits to companies, government agencies and other organizations located abroad.
Prerequisite: MGMT 605 for graduate students, MGMT 302 for undergraduates or with department consent. All students must be in good academic standing.
Dr. Jan Williams, professor of accounting will be leading the course.
DescriptionThis course is being offered in the 2024 Summer Session. Travel dates are from Saturday, May 25, 2024 through Saturday, Jun. 1, 2024.
Casablanca beckons as Morocco's economic powerhouse, with bustling trade, finance, and industry. A fusion of tradition and modernity, its dynamic culture embraces diverse influences, seen in architecture, arts, and cuisine. Students can explore a dynamic business arena while immersing themselves in the city's vibrant North African tapestry. Company visits and cultural attractions in Paris are scheduled from Sunday, May. 26- Tuesday, May. 28. During our stay in Casablanca we'll have corporate visits to one of the largest African accelerators to learn about the startup culture, a tour of the Port of Casablanca, and a market leader in fish canneries who is focused on sustainability. We'll also have a guided tour of the city.
On Wednesday, May 29 we check-out of the hotel and travel 245 miles south to Marrakech— a city that weaves an enchanting blend of business and culture. Its bustling souks and artisan traditions create a vibrant marketplace. The city's palaces and gardens mirror its historical grandeur, while modern boutiques and luxury resorts cater to contemporary interests. Students can savor a rich tapestry of commerce and Moroccan allure. We'll begin our time in the city by visitin Medina and Souka. Medina: Ancient heart of a city, like Marrakech's, with labyrinthine alleys, historic architecture, and cultural significance. Souks: Bustling markets within Medina, offering diverse goods, crafts, and immersive local experiences. Our company visits showcase some of the artisinal businesses in Morroco, like a leather company and a rug company. We'll also visit a nonprofit founded by former Peace Corps volunteers.
Note: Company visits and cultural attractions are subject to change.
Course Design and Schedule
During the pre-trip meetings, students will gain an understanding of the business environment in Morocco. More details to come.
Required Pre-trip MeetingsPending information
Total Cost and Payment Schedule
The total student cost for airfare, lodging, most local transportation, and trip organization is approximately $2,300.
The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,500 to eligible Merrick School of Business students. A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required.
In addition to travel costs, normal semester tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit (3cr) course.
You are registering for the 2024 Summer Session. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Kathea Smith.
Travel Fee Payment Schedule:
Initial Deposit: $ due by pending1
Final Payment: $ pending2
Course Tuition Due: Wednesday, April 24, 2024. 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 2024 Summer Session.
2 Final payment amount is dependent upon individual scholarship award.
The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,500 to eligible students.
A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required to be considered for this course.
In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course. Course Tuition Due: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2024.
Course Application, Registration and Next Steps
Students will be given permission to enroll in MGMT 498/798 for Winter. Registration for the Summer Session begins Mar. 7, 2024. 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 Application Form. All approval and scholarship forms should be submitted to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Complete the Wright Global Business Scholarship Application form.
- Submit application to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (email@example.com). Deadline: pending.
- Acceptance based on evaluation of all of the above.
- If accepted, students register for MGMT 798 (or 498) for the Winter 2024 semester. Course Tuition Due: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2024.