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Global Business Experience: Doing Business in India

Decmber 27, 2012 - January 11, 2013
Bangalore, India
 
This is a Global Classroom series class, a semester-long course taught at Marymount that includes an international field experience during Winter Break as a component of the class.
 
Course Offering
MGT 285 Global Business Experience (3 credits)
This course is designed to give students a solid foundation to face a job assignment related to business in India and to develop the ability to navigate cultural diversity, and compare business customs/practices and their influence on business in India and the United States. India is the 6th largest economy in the world and is a fast growing business partner of the US.

Travel to India from December 27 through January 11 (dates are subject to minor changes). Visits are tentatively scheduled to Bangalore and Delhi. The course will include several company visits to major multinationals as well as various invited speakers in India from the Amrita School of Business.  

Students will work on market projects (usually in teams with students of Marymount's partner schools) and get great insight into the minds of a local culture to develop a strong potential for long-term ties with other participants.
 
This trip provides a detailed understanding about Indian culture, history, and business practices – providing students a leg up in their job search.

Faculty: Dr. Soumya Sivakumar
With expertise in marketing and related topics including research, global marketing, and consumer behavior, Dr. Soumya Sivakumar has been a member of Marymount’s faculty since 2008. Her teaching portfolio at Marymount includes Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and Global Marketing. Dr. Sivakumar has made presentations at annual conferences of the American Marketing Association on such topics as “Consumer responses to satisfaction and dissatisfaction” and “Problem Customers.” She lived for more than 20 years in India, knows the country and its culture well, and can speak many Indian languages.

Important Dates
December 27 - January 11
Travel to India
January 12
Return to Washington
January 14 - end of semester
Class meetings at Marymount

Program Cost: $1,800

The program cost includes
  • round-trip airfare
  • double or triple occupancy accommodations
  • ground transportation
  • visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal
MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including adjustments in the program cost, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2012
 
Application Procedure
The Center for Global Education will register students for this course after the student has successfully submitted the online study abroad application. Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled for more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees.