Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Dates: January 4-17, 2015; Classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:45pm-3:25pm, Fall B Term.
Term: Fall 2–8 weeks
Objective: This course focuses on how entrepreneurs create new businesses and how organizations innovate and change with an emphasis on sustainably focused businesses. The course focuses on how the innovation journey unfolds in the creation of new businesses, technologies, products, programs, and services, and what paths on this journey are likely to lead to success or failure. It will look at Brazilian organizations that have innovated in areas of alternative energy and sustainability.
Program Benefits: The benefits to students participating in this program may include:
Grading is A-F basis
This course fulfills the Global Perspectives Liberal Education requirement. Prerequisites are MGMT 1001, or MGMT 3010, or MGMT 3001, or instructor permission.
This program is open to University students in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.5 at the time of application or instructor permission. Students must have completed MGMT 3010, or MGMT 3001, or have instructor permission. Preference will be given to Carlson School students.
The program comprises guest lectures and visits to domestic and multinational companies and non-governmental organizations like Natura, Cargill, SOS Mata Atlantica and Monsanto. Cultural tours and two group dinners will complement the academic program.
Students stay in conveniently-located hotels and 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.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|2014-2015 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13-19 credit tuition plateau)||$0|
|Program Fee (including group flight, lodging, program events, Brazilian tourist visa, breakfast daily, two group meals, and int'l health insurance*)||$5,200 (tentative)|
|International airfare between Minnesota and Brazil (included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Passport and Photos||$145|
|Hotel Accommodation (included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc)||$300|
|Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee)||$500|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
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.
Carlson students accepted into Management 4050 will be invited to apply for the Jeanne Voigt Foundation Scholarship for Study Abroad in Emerging Economies. The scholarship funds support the incremental costs of the study abroad experience, including but not limited to travel and living expenses. Scholarship recipients will be invited to meet the benefactor after they return from their experience abroad. Contact Jennie Meinz at email@example.com if you have questions about this scholarship.
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.
The application cycle starts on March 1 and the priority deadline is April 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full.Â
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