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Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Do you want an exciting opportunity to travel to China?

Thanks to a generous donation from Export Development Canada and Northstar Trade Finance – Thomas J Bata International Business Program, the Rowe School of Business’s Centre for International Trade and Transportation is offering an exciting opportunity for 12 students to travel as part of a new course, “Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” The calendar description is shown below, along with some important dates for you to consider.

Four students from each of the school’s programs (BComm, BMgmt and CRMBA) will be selected to participate in the course. You will be working in small groups with Atlantic Canadian businesses interested in exploring expansion opportunities in China. The course will conclude with a two-week trip to China, where you will participate in corporate visits in Beijing and Shanghai and visit major tourist destinations such as the Great Wall of China. In addition to your regular tuition fees, the only costs you will incur are a $500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to the program, the fee to obtain a travel visa, your lunches and dinners while in China, and any spending money you wish to take. All other expenses including airfare, hotels, breakfasts, transportation and tours will be covered by the program.

COMM 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.

CREDIT HOURS: 3
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: COMM 2303 and 2401
CROSS-LISTING: MGMT 3710

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Commerce applications: August 1, 2017. 
  • Interviews: Mid August, 2017. Book one now
  • Start of the program in Halifax: January 2017
  • Departure for China: April 29 (tentative)
  • Departure date from China: May 11 (tentative)

Please note that recruitment for Bachelor of Management and CRMBA students will take place in Fall 2017. An announcement will be made when the application process is open.