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 regularly adds new program destinations. Previous classes have studied and traveled to Chile, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Poland, Vietnam, Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
The Fall 2014 program will travel to Nairobi, Kenya. The on-campus course will be offered during the second half of the fall 2014 semester, and program dates in Kenya will be January 3-11, 2015. More information will be available soon, please check this page for updates.