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IBUS-244: Israel


Our IBUS 244: International Dimensions in Management course provides students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments in international and foreign organizations.

The program begins with four class meetings during the first half of Spring 2013 semester to learn about the Israeli business environment and set the stage to maximize the international exposure. The class dates are as follows: Wednesday evenings, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 8:10—10:40 p.m. During spring break, students will travel to Israel. Students will spend one week immersed in company visits, factory tours, and meetings with senior managers to experience the state of economic development in Israel and the success of this technological "Startup Nation."

Kogod's IBUS-244 course enables students to fuse classroom learning with an understanding of how managers compete in the global marketplace. Students will understand actual management strategies and practices used by both multinational and domestic firms. This undergraduate class is open to all students at AU.

The instructor for this course is Erran Carmel, Professor of Information Technology.

Travel Timeline

Students will depart the U.S. on Friday, March 7, 2014, to arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel on Saturday, March 8. The formal program will begin in Tel Aviv on Sunday, March 9. Arrival details will be communicated to registered students. Students will depart from Tel Aviv to return to the US on Sunday, March 16.

Please note that students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Tel Aviv. If students wish to travel to other countries in the region, they should discuss these plans with Kogod Global Learning as early as possible for advice on entry to and exit from Israel.

Credit Hours

This program is a 2-credit spring course (IBUS-244-001) and standard AU tuition applies. A 3-credit section of the course is also available (IBUS-244-002).


Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

  • Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website. Full-time students not exceeding 17 total credits for the semester will not incur additional tuition charges. Any tuition charges that do apply will be billed by and paid directly to AU.

  • Program Fee: The $2,375 program fee includes double occupancy room, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.

  • Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel from the U.S. to and from Tel Aviv to the U.S.

  • Passport & Visa: Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Israel, including related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students with any required letters from AU.

  • Incidentals: Expenses for shopping, personal activities, and meals and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.

  • Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office to determine coverage and eligibility.

Passport and Visa

Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport and any visas or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Israel and Palestine, including any related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students in this endeavor with any required letters from AU. 

Students should refer to the websites of the Israeli consulate in Washington, DC as well as the Embassy for their home country to validate entry and exit requirements. Details regarding entry and exit requirements for US citizens and other pertinent information can be found on the US State Department website US State Department website.


The deadline to register for this exciting program is December 1, 2013. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below).

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Print and complete the program consent form.
  3. Print and complete the travel warning waiver.
  4. Print and complete the program payment form.
  5. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  6. Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.

You should also print the ACE travel policy, and bring it with you when you travel.

Once your deposit and paperwork have been received, you will be registered for either IBUS-244-001 (2 credits) or IBUS-244-002 (3 credits) based on your online registration form. You do not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.


Contact the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs at (202) 885-1940 or email ksbabroad@american.edu.

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1 December

Registration deadline for IBUS-244.