International Business Strategy and Integration in Prague
May 11-June 23, 2018
May 19-June 2, 2018
The course is the integration of business administration principles and concepts for strategy design, implementation and control in domestic, international, and global markets.
During this program in Prague, you will study competitive positioning for Czech companies in their various sectors. Special emphasis will be on industries that are important to local economies and Czech Republic as a whole. Industry analysis may include logistic services; auto industry; hospitality and tourism; technology sector and clothing manufacturers.
Since BA 405 is a "capstone" course in the curriculum; knowledge gained in previous business courses, particularly marketing, economics, decision science, and organizational behavior, will be applied to the problems faced by the general managers. Students must be available to complete in-person/online work before the dates abroad.
All participants are required to register for the following SDSU course, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
* Required Prerequisites: MGT/BA 350, BA 300, FIN/BA 323, MIS 301/302 or BA 360, MKTG/BA 370 and BA 310 (if you started SDSU in 2015 or later). These need to be complete by the end of spring semester 2018.
- BA 405: International Business Strategy & Integration (3 units)*
Breakfast is included everyday and lunch most days (Monday-Friday) are included. The food provided is Czech, a definitively meat and potatoes country. For vegetarians and vegans, that can mean a large plate of potatoes for lunch. The Czech Republic can be a difficult place to be vegetarian.
- Company visits
- Guest speakers
- Guided tour of Historic City Center
SDSU Marketing Professor, Dr. Lois Olson
, teaches internationally in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, South America, France, in Germany and other European sites for Siemens Global Marketing Program and for the Helsinki School of Economics. Olson has been a principle researcher on a grant funded jointly by the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation. Since 1992, Olson has been visiting China at least three times annually to teach and to conduct research on consumer markets in several cities and provinces across the People's Republic of China. This experience has led to a research stream analyzing Chinese consumers and appropriate marketing strategies, especially understanding the impact of the "Little Emperors" on the buying behavior of Chinese families.
Beginning in Summer, 2009, Olson has been a principal instructor in Faculty-led Study-abroad SDSU classes to China through the Confucius Institute for a two- week in-country class and company and cultural visits. Beginning in January, 2015, in response to interest in China and the growing markets there, Olson led a class of SDSU students in International Entrepreneurship of 26 students.
PROGRAM FEE, REFUND POLICY, AND FUNDING INFORMATION
$846 Deposit due to Extended Studies with application March 15, 2018
$845 Second program payment due to Extended Studies by April 2, 2018
$1,095 Tuition due with course registration between April 15-25, 2018
$2,786 Total Program Fee
Included in the Program Fee:
- Activities as listed above
- Group airport pickup and dropoff
- Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
- Three group dinners
- Medical and repatriation insurance
Not Included In the Program Fee:
- Round trip airfare
- Some meals
- Passport/visa fees
- Personal expenses
Program Costs Refund:
- The application deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals after March 15, 2018*
- For the second payment, no refunds will be issued for withdrawals after April 2, 2018
Course Tuition Refund:
* Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.
Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad
website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources.