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International Dimensions in Management


Nairobi, Kenya

Fall 2014

It puts the B in BRIC. It's the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the first Olympics held in South America. It's the powerhouse of the Latin American emerging economies. And those beaches…

This Fall, see for yourself how Brazil was able to weather the global financial crisis relatively unscathed and is poised for continued growth into the next decade. This graduate program beings with a Fall second module course (Thursdays at 8:10 p.m.) followed by travel to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Travel will commence on the last day of Fall semester final exams, December 13 and conclude on December 22. You'll spend eight days immersed in meetings with senior managers from domestic and multinational firms across manufacturing, service and financial sectors, as well as company tours and interactive student/instructor follow-up discussions. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the cultural and historical attractions in and around both Sao Paulo and Rio.

The instructor, International Business Department Chair and Associate Professor Frank DuBois, has extensive experience researching and traveling to South America. This will be his fourth semester teaching and leading this course in Brazil.

View a sample travel itinerary.

Travel Timeline

Students should depart the US the evening of Monday, December 13, to arrive in Sao Paulo (GRU) the morning of Tuesday, December 14. The program continues in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, December 17. Students then depart Rio de Janeiro (GIG) the evening of Tuesday, December 21 to arrive at their final destination for winter break on Wednesday, December 22. A single group transportation to and from the Sao Paul and Rio airports is included and will be communicated in the weeks prior to the program.

If their final exam schedule allows, students are free to arrive earlier and leave later than the program dates to enjoy personal travel in the area.

Credit Hours

This program is a 3-credit Fall course (IBUS-744) and standard AU tuition fees apply. A 2-credit section of the course is also available.


Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

  • $2,050 program fee, which includes ground transportation, double occupancy room and some meals; the final cost will be confirmed 30 – 60 days in advance of departure to Brazil, subject to exchange rate fluctuations

  • AU tuition (financial aid may apply)

  • Flight to and from Brazil

  • Incidentals (additional meals, shopping and souvenirs, visas, etc.)


Students are solely responsible for obtaining any and all visas or other immigration documents to enter and exit Brazil. Kogod will support the students in this endeavor with any required letters from the school. Students should check with the Brazilian Consulate website as well as the Embassy websites for their home country. US citizens are required to obtain a Brazilian visa. All Brazilian visas, regardless of the length of validity, must initially be used within 90 days of the issuance date or will no longer be valid. Details for US citizens regarding visa requirements and other pertinent information can be found on the following US State Department website.


To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-3 below). If you have any questions, please contact Kari Lininger at (202) 885-1940 or

1. Complete the online registration form*

2. Print and complete the program consent form*

3. Drop off the following in KSB 106:

  • Completed consent form*

  • Copy of your passport (front cover and photo/biographical information page)

  • $300 deposit (applied to the program fee) and payment form*

*Your registration will not be complete until the $300 deposit and the consent form are received. Once your payment and paperwork have been received, the course will be added to your Fall 2010 schedule (you do not register for the course yourself). Your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee and must be paid by October 15, 2010.

Registration deadline is September 17, 2010. Please note: there are only a limited number of students who are able to enroll in the course. Complete your registration today!


Contact Kari Lininger at (202) 885-1940 or email


Additional Information

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Registration deadline for the Brazil Program