Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Do you want an exciting opportunity to travel to an emerging market?

Thanks to a generous donation from Export Development Canada (EDC), the Rowe School of Business is offering an exciting opportunity for 14 students to travel as part of an international experience course, “Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” The calendar description is shown below, along with some important dates for you to consider. The program began in 2017 with the first group of students visiting China. Previous year’s students have visited Chile, Peru, Argentina, Southeast Asia and India. This year's trip location will be Brazil!  

Students will be selected from each of the school’s programs (BComm, BMgmt and CRMBA) to participate in the course. You will be working in small groups with Canadian businesses interested in exploring expansion opportunities in the host country. The course will conclude with a week and a half trip to the country we study, where you will participate in corporate visits, meet with Government Trade Officers, as well as visits to major tourist destinations.  In addition to your regular tuition fees, the only costs you will incur are:

  • a $1,500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to the program;
  • the fee to obtain a travel visa;
  • your lunches and dinners while travelling
  • any spending money you wish to take.

All other expenses including airfare, hotels, breakfasts, transportation, and tours will be covered by the program!

The Course

COMM/MGMT 3710 Doing Business in Emerging Markets
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the traditional challenges and opportunities Canadian businesses face when expanding their business to emerging markets, including those in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern and Central Europe. Through this course, students will be expected to acquire a holistic understanding of the political, cultural, social and economic challenges companies face when considering the benefits of expanding to and conducting business in emerging markets.

FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: COMM 2303 and 2401 or MGMT 2303, 2304 and 2401

**CRMBA Students will enroll in BUSI 6951: Research, Reading & Conference to obtain credit**  

Important Dates

  • Start of the program in Halifax: January 8, 2024
  • Class time: Mondays 8:35am to 11:25am
  • Departure for host country: Late April 2024
  • Departure date from host country: Estimated to be early May 2024

How to Apply

Applications are now open until October 2nd, 2023. To apply please have your unofficial academic record, resume and a brief 150 word (or less) paragraph on why you are interested in the course.  The application can be found here.