*This course is for undergraduate students. If you are a graduate student, please visit the IBUS 744 program page.
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. This spring students will visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar.
The program begins with four class meetings during the first half of Spring 2013 semester to learn about the Emirati and Qatari business environments and set the stage to maximize the international exposure, followed by one class upon return to campus. The class dates are as follows: Wednesday evenings, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 20 from 8:10—10:40 p.m. During spring break, students will travel to Dubai and Doha. The week will consist of 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 the region. The course enables students 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 the cities of Dubai and Doha.
The instructor, Ghiyath Nakshbendi, executive-in-residence in the international business department, has extensive international experience, and has led several short-term international programs in the past.
Students will depart the U.S. on Friday, March 8, 2013, to arrive in Dubai, U.A.E on Saturday, March 9. The group will spend the first half of the week in the U.A.E., and will travel together mid-week by flight to Qatar. Arrival details will be communicated to registered students.
Please note that students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to Dubai and from Doha.
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. 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 $2,275 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 Dubai and from Doha to the U.S.
Passport & Visa: Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit UAE and Qatar, 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 the UAE and Qatar, 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 UAE and Qatar consulates 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.
The deadline to register for this exciting program is January 22, 2013. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below).
Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
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 do not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.