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International Management Practices

Sunset looking out over Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Fall 2013


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

During the winter break, students will ravel to Santiago, Chile with visits to Vina del Mar and Valpariaso. The program begins with four class meetings during the second half of Fall 2013 semester to learn about the Chilean business environment and set the stage to maximize the international exposure. Class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 8:10—10:40 p.m. on the following dates: November 6, 13, 20 and December 4.

The travel component of the program consists of a series of meetings with senior managers and company tours of both local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the state of economic development in one of the largest economies in the world. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace.

You'll also be able to experience the incredible historic and cultural attractions of Santiago and its region. The program will include a visit to Kogod's newest Chilean partner, the Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y NegociosChile. The professor for this course, Heather Elms, has extensive international experience, and has taught IBUS 244 several times in the past.

Travel timeline

The program will begin at 12:00pm on Saturday, January 4th in the program hotel in central Santiago. Students are expected to arrive in Santiago by this time. One group airport transfer will be arranged on January 4th for those arriving on that date. Those arriving early will be responsible for arranging their own airport transfer and additional nights in the hotel.  

The program concludes after the closing lunch on Saturday, January 11. A group airport transfer will be arranged.

Please note that students will be responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Santiago, and may choose to arrive early for personal travel in the region.

Credit Hours and Elegibility

This program is a 2-credit fall 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.

  • Program Fee: The $2,250 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 US to and from Chile.

  • Passport & Visa: Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Chile, including related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students with any required letters from AU. All US Citizens will require a visa for study in Chile. Visa fee information can be found on the website of the Chilean Embassy in Washington, DC.

  • Incidentals: Expenses for shopping, personal activities, 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.


The deadline to register for this program is Thursday, October 31, 2013. Registration for this course is first come, first served, and may fill before the registration deadline. 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 program payment form.
  4. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  5. Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.

    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 will not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.


Contact the Office of Global Learning at (202) 885-1940 or email

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