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Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Do you want an exciting opportunity to travel to Chile and Argentina?

Thanks to a generous donation from Export Development Canada, Northstar Trade Finance, and the 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. The first year of the program was a huge success with 12 students travelling to China in May of 2016. This year’s program will involve a trip to Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 Chile and Argentina. The course will conclude with a two-week trip to Chile and Argentina, where you will participate in corporate visits in Santiago and Buenos Aries as well as visits to major tourist destinations.  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 travelling, 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/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.

CREDIT HOURS: 3
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: COMM 2303 and 2401 or MGMT 2303, 2304 and 2401
CROSS-LISTING: MGMT 3710

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Commerce applications: August 1, 2017
  • Interviews: During August- Students will be contacted for an interview
  • Start of the program in Halifax: January 2017
  • Departure for Chile: April 29 (tentative)
  • Departure date from Argentina: 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.

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