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IBUS 244: International Management Practices

Course provides students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments in Panamanain and Costa Rican organizations.


Our IBUS 244: International Management Practices course provides students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments in Chilean and Argentinian organizations, and to explore, up close, the relationship between the Chile and Argentina with a focus on the future of business between the two countries.

Students will participate in a half semester long pre-departure class, followed by one week of travel to Chile and Argentina during spring break March 7 to 14, 2020. The pre-departure class will be held on Monday evenings from 8:20 to 10:50 p.m. on the following dates: Feb 3, 10, 17 and 24 followed by a concluding meeting on March 30, 2020.

The travel component of the program consists of a series of meetings with managers and tours of companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the state of economic development in Chile and Argentina. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace. The professor for this course, Octavian Ionici, is an Executive in Residence in the Department of Finance and Real Estate. 

Travel timeline

The Program will begin on the morning of Saturday March 7, 2020 with the program in-country orientation. The program will conclude on March 14, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina upon return to Washington, DC.

Itinerary and Housing

The group will depart for arrive in Santiago, Chile on Saturday. The group will remain in Chile until Wednesday, March 11, 2020 which is also when the group will fly to Argentina. The program concludes in Argentina. While in Chile and Argentina students and staff will be staying in hotels where breakfast will be provided.

*Reminder, all visits and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Credit Hours and Eligibility

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). Graduate students may register for this course as an independent study and should contact their academic advisor for more information.


Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:


Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website.


The program fee of $2,650 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.


Flights between the Chile/Argentina are not included in the program fee. Students should not book flights until after registration for the course has closed, and they have received additional specifics from Kogod Global Learning regarding scheduling. Flights between Chile and Argentina are included and will be booked by our partner on the ground.


US citizens will not need a visa for participation on this program, but must hold a passport that is valid at least 6 months beyond the end of stay in Argentina. International students may need visas to participate in this program and it is their responsibility to research this requirement and obtain any necessary visas. KSB Global Learning will provide necessary documentation upon request.


Expenses for shopping and 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 January 14, 2020. Registration for this course is limited, and is first come, first served. The course may fill before the registration deadline. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below):


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  1. Complete the registration form:
  2.  Print and complete the program payment form.
  3. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  4. Deliver items 2 and 3 (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 IBUS 244 (2 or 3 credits). 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