SBA: Middle East - Global Commerce & Culture
Term: Fall Term
Travel Dates: December 7 – 19, 2013
(This trip will travel DURING Fall finals week. Participants must work with their Fall term Faculty members to schedule alternative finals plans in order to be able to participate. SBA Fall faculty members are aware of this concern)
Faculty: Shafiqur Rahman & Dr. Remi Piet
This program takes students to three cities in three nations of the Middle East for a combination of classroom instruction, tours, and lectures by local leaders. It is comprises of two SBA course requirements including International Management in the Middle East (MGMT 410/510) and Competitive International Finance (FIN 407/507).
International Management in the Middle East (MGMT 410/510) takes place in Doha, Qatar with daily activities including a mix of class sessions, guest speakers and visits to companies and institutions. During this time, participants will get to explore the ideas of country competitiveness, strategy formulations and organizational issues international firms face during implementation.
Competitive International Finance (FIN 407/507) will take place in Dammam, Saudi Abrabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait and will include a mix of in-class instruction and tours of a variety of financial services. During their time in these two cities, students will explore the role of global capital markets, exchange rate risk, and financials controls as applied to an international firm.
Program participants will return to PSU with hands on experience and relationships with a part of the world for which Portland has unique ties. Beyond PSU’s many alumni in the region, leading green building experts from Portland have been hired to work in Doha. This program offers students an opportunity to see and be a part of these connections both during the program and upon their return to Portland.
- MGMT 410/510: International Management in the Middle East – 4 credits
- FIN 407/507: Competitive International Finance – 4 credits
|Tuition||Program Dependent Fees||Out-of-Pocket Costs||Total Estimated Costs|
|$815 – $1,225||$2,985 – $3,620||$3,480||$7,280 – $8,325|
|Pre-departure in November*||November||Online (D2L)|
|Day 1: Dec 7||Depart USA||In Flight|
|Day 2: Dec 8||Arrive Doha||In Flight|
|Day 3: Dec 9||Class Session||Doha|
|Day 4: Dec 10||Class Session, visit GORD||Doha|
|Day 5: Dec 11||Class Session, Al Jaber Companies||Doha|
|Day 6: Dec 12||Class Session, Greg Acker||Doha|
|Day 7: Dec 13||Fly to Dammam, Alumni Event||Dammam|
|Day 8: Dec 14||Visit Saudi Aramco||Dammam|
|Day 9: Dec 15||Class Session, Fly to Kuwait||Dammam & Kuwait|
|Day 10: Dec 16||Class Session||Kuwait|
|Day 11: Dec 17||Class Session||Kuwait|
|Day 12: Dec 18||Class Session, Visit Ahli United Bank||Kuwait|
|Day 13: Dec 19||Class Session, Depart in Evening||Kuwait & Return|
Note: Prior to departing, students will complete online course requirements including going over all orientation related materials and completing online assignments and readings. Optional pre-departure course meet-ups will be arranged.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
- GPA 3.0 or above
- Open to SBA graduate and undergraduate students (seniors only), preference given to graduate students.
- Preference will be given to PSU MBA & MSFA students over MIM students
- The order in which applications are completed and received will be taken into consideration if the program is nearing capacity.
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