IBUS 5172: Global Business Practicum in South America
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Program Dates (Tentative): May 2015
Term: Spring 2015 2-8 Week (Spring B Term)
Description: This program provides students with a first-hand look at international business in Brazil. It is designed as a partnership between a business school in São Paulo, the Carlson School, and a corporate partner.
This course provides students with a unique opportunity to work on cross-cultural teams with students from across the world enrolled at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo to address a business issue posed by the sponsoring company. The course is designed to: increase students ability to work in diverse teams and analyze problems from a global perspective; help students develop a more robust understanding of the business topic of the project; and increase students tolerance for working through ambiguous situations.
The project will be focused on the health and medical sector and is sponsored by a U.S. multinational with operations in Brazil. For information about the project topic and corporate partner, please contact Jennifer Hawkins at 612-624-4334.
São Paulo is the capital of Brazil and a major economic and cultural center of the region. It's the second largest metropolitan area in the world with a population of nearly 29 million people. Brazil is one of the top 15 trade partners with the United States and São Paulo is home to a wide variety of multinational corporations.
Pre-departure class sessions familiarize students with Brazil, the corporate partner, and the project topic. For the international component, the schedule includes a mix of fieldwork, site visits, lectures, and group work on the project. The program finishes with student presentations of recommendations to the corporate partner, a farewell dinner, and a course debriefing.
Students are housed at a conveniently--located hotel. Students will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and a closing dinner are provided.
Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors. This information applies to 2012â€“2013 programs.
|2012-2013 Tuition for Four Academic Credits (not including collegiate, graduate student assembly, or transportation fees)*||$4,892|
|Program Fee (includes program administration, international health insurance, housing, some meals, course materials, and transportation to site visits)||$2,250|
|International Roundtrip Airfare between Minneapolis and São Paulo, Brazil||$1,800|
|Passport and visa expenses||$350|
|Daily Living Expenses (includes incidentals, local transportation, and other expenses not covered by the program fee)||$450|
|Meals not covered in the program fee (most lunches and dinners)||$550|
*Calculated based on the estimated 2012-2013 PTMBA tuition rate.
Students enrolled in another degree program will be charged the tuition
rate for four credits associated with their degree program. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition and fees or contact us with questions.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.
The application deadline is April 15, 2013 at noon.
Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
TBD based on project topic
Carlson Global Institute
Associate Program Director