International Dimensions in Management
Kogod's marquee study abroad program for graduate students is the International Dimensions in Management course (IBUS-744). By combining on-campus in-depth analysis of a specific economy with short-term travel to that region during winter or summer break, students gain hands-on experience in an emerging economy.
While abroad, you will meet with senior executives of domestic and multinational firms, gaining a unique perspective on the real-world issues global managers face and how they are addressed. The on-campus classes before the trip are held in the evening to accommodate part-time and full-time students from any American University graduate program.
Students may take the course multiple times as long as they study a different country/region. Students can choose to register for either the 2- or 3-credit section of the course; additional assignments are required for the 3-credit section and will be outlined in the course syllabus.
As the travel component takes place at the end of the semester, students are required to meet with their Graduate Academic Advisor to discuss the course requirements and any implications the coursework or schedule may have on their current or subsequent semester coursework or graduation. For example, since the course requirements are not completed until after the end of the semester, students who take IBUS-744 in their anticipated final semester will not actually graduate until the following semester.
IBUS-744 is offered in both Fall and Spring semesters, with travel scheduled after final exams. Locations rotate every semester - previous classes have studied and traveled to China, India, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Poland, Vietnam, and Korea.
The Fall 2013 program will take place in Santiago, Chile, and will be conducted in collaboration with the Universidad de Chile, School of Economics and Business. The course will meet during the second half of Fall semester, and travel will take place in early January 2014. For more information, please click here.
The Spring 2015 program will take place in Central/Eastern Europe. More information on this program will be released during the Fall 2013 semester.