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At the Quinlan School of Business, you are encouraged to explore different cultures, hone your international business skills, and build a global network along the way through study abroad.

These intensive courses are open to both part- and full-time students for full academic credit. Classes are taught by top professors and are offered in a variety of disciplines.

The student activity fee (including deposit) can be submitted here.

completed application and copy of the identification page in your passport should be brought to the Quinlan School of Business graduate office (Maguire 204).

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) - Travel Insurance and Resources

*All students are required to enroll in CISI prior to going on a study abroad trip:  TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIREMENT


2014 Graduate Study Abroad Courses

MARK 561: Comparative Consumer
Behavior in Emerging Southeast Asia
Clifford Shultz Winter January 2–12

MARK 569 Topic: European Union -Marketing in Crisis (Greece)

Athens Eve Geroulis Spring  March 2–8

For more information, call the Quinlan School of Business Graduate Programs Office at 312.915.6124 or email quinlangrad@luc.edu.

MARK 561: Comparative Consumer Behavior in Emerging Southeast Asia

Instructor: Prof. Cliff Shultz

Winter Term Travel Dates: January 2 – 12, 2014

Course Description:

The primary objectives of this course are: (1) to introduce students to the interactive concepts of marketing, political economy, and culture; and their dynamic relation to consumer behavior in emerging Southeast Asia, (2) to enable students to understand cultural, political, legal and economic issues and appropriate business practices at corporate, national, transnational and global levels, (3) to provide insights on effective marketing and management decision making in unfamiliar or cross-cultural settings, particularly with respect to distinct Southeast Asian contexts and consumption dynamics in them, (4) to give students unique experiences with cultural immersion, which will result in (5) personal transformation and a greater appreciation for the challenges, wonders and opportunities in one of the most compelling regions of the world.

The course is broken into components. The first is approximately 8-12 hours of contact-time prior to departure to Vietnam, to brief students on the history, politics, economics, culture, marketing and CB dynamics of the countries to be visited, and to be certain that all paper-work (e.g., passports, visas, payments, liability forms, etc.) has been administered. The second major component of the course is the time and activities overseas. During that time, all students are expected to participate in ALL meetings, presentations, and travel required of the course.

Visit this page to see slide presentation.

Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr5fhUp8Ilo ; http://vimeo.com/36997340 to view two sample videos made be students in previous classes.

Cultural Activities/Excursions:  In addition to business visits, numerous cultural activities, meals, and excursions are planned and included in the student activity fee.

Additional Costs: Tuition, airfare to and from Southeast Asia, spending money, passport fees (if you do not have a passport), and optional travel/events.

Deadline to Apply:  Capped at 24 students -- last year, demand exceeded supply -- please register, ASAP. In the event of over-subscription, preference will be given to second year students and students who have completed MARK 460.

Student Activity Fee: $2,300

(includes double-occupancy in quality hotels, breakfasts, many other meals, inter-country travel and transfers in SEA, VN visa fee, full academic program, and several cultural excursions)

Contact the Graduate Programs Office for program inquiries - 204 Maguire Hall, 312-915-6124

MARK 569 Special Topic: European Union Marketing in Crisis Greece


Instructor: Eve Geroulis

Spring Term Travel Dates: March 2-8, 2014

Course Description:

The protean character of the Eurozone crisis and its concomitant debate as to the future of global free‐market liberalism, the rise of state capitalism and international finance and regulatory policy, foreshadow a long and volatile period of reconstruction and mercantile renewal. A new “post-crisis” consumerism within Europe has seen the growth of fledgling entrepreneurship, value-laden strategies, and new vertical integration synergies along with the rise of nationalistic forces, all requiring an evolution of traditional marketing paradigms.  This course examines the economic, political, and social issues raised by globalization and the Euro Crisis specifically filtered through a Southeastern European perspective. Through coursework examining the economic interests and political influences that constitute the EU system – sovereign national governments, industrial innovation, financial institutions, international organizations, and civic society – students will engage in a three part symposium designed to address short and long term analytics central to marketing and business planning processes within Europe and the consequent implications for global marketing and its practitioner.

  1. Chicago | A critical examination of classical principles of commerce, free will, ethics, ownership rights, and the role of the state applied to contemporary business realities.
  2. Athens | Colloquium including guest lectures with university faculty, business leaders, advertising agencies and corporate site visits developed in cooperation with The ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece in Athens.  Cultural visits and social events will be included in this segment of the course.
  3. Chicago | A post-trip application of key course learning outcomes and final project presentations.

The Schedule

  • Saturday, February 15 and 22: Meet in Chicago
  • March 2 - March 8: Trip to Athens
  • March 15: Class Debrief in Chicago
  • March 22:  Final Presentations in Chicago


Click for downloadable PDF from information session: 

EU Marketing in Crisis - Greece Study Abroad, Spring Break 2014


Application Process

Student Activity Fee: $850

What’s covered:

What’s not covered:

  • Tuition ($4,110)
  • Airfare ($1,200, est.)
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • University required health & travel insurance ($42.05)
  • Events not included in itinerary
  • Personal spending money

Refund Policy

  • Payments will be fully refunded provided Graduate Programs Office receives written notification by February 20
  • No refunds after February 20- LUC will not refund flight cancellation charges resulting from trip cancellation and/or interruption
  • No refunds will be provided for expenses related to obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Payments will be fully refunded if trip is cancelled due to serious extenuating circumstances as determined by the University
  • Minimum of 12 students needed per trip in order for study abroad to happen
  • Do not purchase airfare or visas until the program is confirmed

Contact the Graduate Programs Office for program inquiries - 204 Maguire Hall, 312-915-6124

IBUS 399

Summer 2014 Quinlan Study Abroad

IBUS 399: Special Topics - International Development and Business Consulting in Emerging Markets
May 15 - 30, 2014
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
Faculty: I. Lee, M. Welch, M. Cinar 
Course prerequisites: IBUS 201 or other international business/economics classes; instructor approval required*

*NOTE: Graduate Business students may enroll in this course and participate in the study abroad experience with approval from Assistant Dean Jennifer Huntley. If interested, please contact the Graduate Programs Office (204 Maguire Hall; quinlangrad@luc.edu; 312-915-6124).

Link to Summer 2014 Study Abroad Offering


Quinlan School of Business · Graduate Programs Office
1 E Pearson St, Maguire Hall 204 · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6124 · quinlangrad@luc.edu

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