MGMT 385: International Business in Santiago, Chile is a new course from the School of Business. All students interested in participating in this course will complete 2 credits in the summer and 1 credit during the fall semester. This program is ideal for students majoring in business, economics, accounting, international relations, history, urban studies, Latin American studies, and even Spanish majors.
|Program Type: Faculty-led||Term/Duration: Summer/2-weeks||Summer 2014 Program Dates:|
August 4 - 15, 2014
|Credits: 2 (summer); 1 (fall)||Application Fee: $20||Application Deadline: April 1|
|Estimated Study Abroad Fee: TBA||Estimated Tuition: $518 NYS Residents; |
$1,320 Out-of-State Residents
|Application: Online - Apply Now!|
|Course Details||The Setting||Orientation|
The objective of this course is to have the student follow the steps International Business managers take in preparation to enter an international market.
The result will be a document that can be shared with a prospective company during the interview process that exhibits the students “know how” knowledge.
This will be accomplished in three (3) phases.
Multi-Country Analysis – students will conduct a pre-trip assessment using various resources including the US Commerce’s Commercial Guides to assess the potential for conducting business in Chile. This analysis will familiarize students with both the processes and resources to help students assess a markets potential; including cultural, political, economic and financial assessment.
Country Assessment – students will travel to Chile to gain first-hand knowledge of the country’s cultural, political and economic business environment. Students will meet with; Chile-based international business resources (US Commerce Department, Amcham), financial institutions (KPMG, HSBC), logistics organizations (Wal-Mart, SAAM) and Chilean marketing organizations (DDB, Watts Chile). This experience will mirror the activities that international business professionals would undertake in order to assess the resources that are available and benchmark the in-country experiences other US companies are having in preparation for developing the business plan.
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Country Business Plan – using the US Commerce’s International Marketing Plan handbook as the template, students will prepare, post trip, a market entry business plan for Chile.
Prior to the trip, there will be a series of pre-departure meetings and events, which will be arranged at mutually convenient times. These meetings will prepare students for a ten day visit to Chile during the August, 2014.
In addition to students interested in international business studies (including economics, accounting and business administration), the program is also relevant to students studying International Relations, History, Urban Studies, Latin American studies, and Spanish.
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To prepare students for this program, pre-departure market assessment activities will be held prior to departure. Non-Geneseo students will receive written materials and personal communication if they are unable to attend these meetings. Students will receive their final grade for the course once they complete the business plan component in September.
Tim Nolan is a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Business, where he has taught International Business and Strategic Management since 2009. He is a member of the college’s Internationalization Laboratory Cohort, faculty advisor to the International Business Club and the APIC Club and is a member of the School of Business’ Curriculum Committee.
Prior to teaching at SUNY Geneseo, Tim held numerous positions within the food and beverage industry; many of which included international accountabilities.
The Austral Group has been selected as the In-Country educational firm that will help coordinate both the professional and logistical needs of the group. They are a South American focused organization, dedicated to facilitating international business study trips to Brazil, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Their corporate office is in Santiago.
For complete cost details, please download and review the Chile - International Business in Santiago Cost Sheet.
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While in Santiago, the students will be housed in an extended-stay apartment hotel’s quadruple occupancy units. The apartment includes two bedrooms (4 students) and an efficiency kitchen. The hotel also offers a cafeteria, gym, and meeting rooms. Students will live within easy access of instructional facilities, cultural amenities and transportation.