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Quinlan School of Business

Study Abroad

Continue to sharpen your leadership skills through an intensive study abroad experience at Quinlan. Our study abroad courses will help you develop the global, cross-cultural perspective needed by today’s leaders. You’ll gain key insights into international business, while also developing a strong network comprised of your classmates and the business professionals you’ll meet while abroad.Study abroad courses are open to both part-time and full-time students for full academic credit. Classes are taught by our top professors and are offered in a variety of disciplines.

 2019-20 Graduate Study Abroad Courses

CourseLocationProfessorTermTravel Dates    Application Status    
MARK 561
Comparative Consumer
Behavior and Marketing in Southeast Asia
Course description →
Vietnam,
Cambodia,
Thailand
Clifford Shultz Winter 2019 January 2-12, 2020 
CLOSED
INFS 799
Service Oriented Solutions
Course description →
San Juan, Puerto Rico Carolyn Tang Kmet Spring 2020 March 1-7, 2020 CANCELLED
MARK 569
EU Marketing in Crisis: From Ancient Greece to
Modern Greece Crises
Course description →
Greece Eve Geroulis Summer 2020 May 15-23, 2020 OPEN

Application Process:

Fill in the application:Greece 2019 2020 Application. Once the online application page opens, please follow the following instructions:
1.Login using your Loyola UVID and password.
2.Make selections from the drop-down menu as follows:
 
(a) Select the quarter for your course (winter, spring or summer).
(b) Select "travel registration"
(c) Select your course.
(d) Proceed to answer all the questions and provide required documentation.
 
3.Submit the student activity fee. The student activity fee (including deposit) can be submitted HERE.
4.Register for the course in LOCUS (once registration opens).
5.Register for Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), an international emergency medical insurance plan. All students are required to enroll in CISI prior to going on a study abroad trip, per Loyola's TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIREMENT.
 
Questions on the application process? Contact the Graduate Business Programs Office at 312.915.6124 or QuinlanGrad@luc.edu.

MARK 561: Comparative Consumer Behavior and Marketing in Emerging Southeast Asia

‌‌‌Professor: Cliff Shultz
Location:
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand
Travel Dates: January 2 - 12, 2020
 
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 personal transformation and a greater appreciation for the challenges, wonders, and opportunities in one of the most compelling regions of the world.  Please go to YouTube and Vimeo to view two sample videos made by students in previous classes.‌ Learn more about the SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDY ABROAD trip.
 
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INFS 799: Service-Oriented Solutions

Professors: Carolyn Tang Kmet
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Travel Dates: March 1-7, 2020
 
Course Description
In March 2019, we took 11 graduate students to Puerto Rico to witness firsthand the impact of a natural disaster on a community. Going out there, we knew that recovery was stunted by lack of government funding, and a mass exodus of intellectual capital and wealth. What we learned was that there are still people, elderly people, living in homes without roofs, door or electricity. There are hospitals and schools that are still closed and shuttered, unable to reopen. We learned that one of the main challenges the island faced post-disaster, was that supplies and first responders were available, but no one knew how to connect the needs with the resource.
 
As a result of that class, we conceptualized an information solution that would help connect needs with resources, while still preserving personally identifiable information. For this class, students would be involved in training community members to use our prototype to collect the data needed to fuel this solution. We would return to Manati, and we would continue our work with Fundacion Unidos para Servir (FUPSER). FUPSER provides educational, legal and social assistance to the north central region of Puerto Rico and does not operate under any political or religious affiliation. The grassroots organization is led by John Villamil Casanova, who is the executive vice president and CIO of Aspira and former associate dean of Miami Dade College. We would also grow our relationship with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they are also supporting our efforts.
 
The goal of being on the ground, where the need is, is so we can reinforce and exemplify service to humanity. As business students, as executives, we are immersed in profitability and accountability to stakeholders. In that kind of environment, no matter how just our heart is, it's challenging to prioritize our duty to society.
 
Students will learn how to gather, structure and analyze resource and demographic data, and will train community members on how to use and maintain a database of needs. If we have the funds, we would also like to provide the community withteir own server, so that the information is accessible if there is a failure of network infrastructure. We are currently exploring grant opportunities to get funds for the server.

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MARK 569: EU Marketing in Crisis: From Ancient Greece to Modern Greece Crises

Professors: Eve Geroulis
Location: Greece
Travel Dates: May 15 - 23, 2020
 
Course Description:
Students will consider the political power of economic ideas in a format traditional on-campus curriculum cannot afford. The point of engaging the material in experiential fashion is to provide more than a historical chronology but an opportunity to analyze scholarship, question assumptions, and pragmatically apply course tenets to myriad global challenges facing next generation leaders. The first part of the course explores classical Greece through archaeological site visits, trip to Delos and stoic lecture format. The second part of the course consider the onging crises in Europe and Greece, with opportunities to engage concepts through visits to Greek corporations, NGOs, and government, as well as a Middle East refugee service project.
 
Student evaluate cultural, governmental, economic and competitive conditions to illustrate how these factors impact an organization's marketing strategy. Attention is paid to the positive and negative consequences of globalization, and as importantly, the ancient and contemporary theories that can and should be considered as foundations for the moral and ethical nature of "commercial interests in the public interest."
 
1. Recognize cultural differences with a particular focus on Occidental vs Oriental sensibilities and their effect on the operations of international business and marketing practitioners. Gain the ability to analyze these cultural differences in terms of opportunities and inherent risks in conducting marketing activities and in segmenting global markets.
 
2. Gain global citizenship perspective, and gain cultural, economic and marketing insights and causes/consequences of globalization.
 
3Gain deeper understanding of the framework and techniques to conduct opportunity assessments, identify high potential regions, size markets and develop efficient and effective business/marketing strategy in a globalized economy.