Loyola University Chicago

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.

2017-18 Graduate Study Abroad Courses


CourseLocationProfessorTermTravel DatesApplication
MARK 561
Comparative Consumer
Behavior and Marketing in Southeast Asia
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Clifford Shultz Winter 2017 January 2-12, 2018  

Cross-Cultural Dimensions of International Management & Marketing
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Santiago, Chile Mary Ann McGrath Spring 2018 March 3-10, 2018 Canceled‌
HRER 500
Global Human Resources and Employment Relations
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Seville, Spain Dow Scott & Emilio Morales Fernandez (Universidad Loyola Andalucia) Spring 2018 March 2-11, 2018  Completed
INFS 590
Global Strategy & Data
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Croatia (Zagreb, Makarska, Dubrovnik) Nenad Jukic & Cody Brown (University of Zagreb) Summer 2018 June 16-24, 2018 INFS 590 Application
MGMT 477
Family Business
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Milan, Italy Andrew Keyt & Marcia Spira Summer 2018 June 4-12, 2018  MGMT 477 Application

Application Process:

  • Bring a completed course application and a copy of the identification page from your passport to the Quinlan Graduate Programs office in Schreiber Center, Suite 320, or email both to QuinlanGrad@luc.edu.
  • Submit the student activity fee. The student activity fee (including deposit) can be submitted here
  • 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, 2018

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 be students in previous classes.

MARK/MGMT 475: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of International Management & Marketing

Mary Ann McGrath
Location: Santiago, Chile
Travel Dates: March 3-10, 2018

Course Description:

This course offers students the opportunity to study cross-cultural dimensions of international management and marketing in sunny Santiago, Chile. This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the implications of culture on the behavior of consumers and managers. The Santiago landscape will provide specific illustrations of differences and similarities in business between the North American and various Latin American cultures.  

HRER 500: Global Human Resources and Employment Relations

Professors: Dow Scott & Emilio Morales Fernandez (Universidad Loyola Andalucia)
Location: Seville, Spain
Travel Dates: March 2-11, 2018

Course Description: 

This course will give Loyola University Chicago graduate students advanced knowledge of global HR and employment relations. While traveling to Seville, students will also have the opportunity to connect and study directly with fellow students from the Loyola Andalucia campus. These interactions will introduce LUC students to a different employment culture, traditions, and human resource practices from those that exist in the US. Exposure to new human resources practices within the rich culture of Spain makes this study abroad experience a valuable opportunity. 

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INFS 590: Global Strategy and Data

Professors: Nenad Jukic & Cody Brown (University of Zagreb)
Location: Croatia (Zagreb, Makarska, Dubrovnik)
Travel Dates: June 16-24, 2018

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the economy and business practices of emerging Croatia and the surrounding former-Yugoslavia region, especially through the prism of data and on-site experiences. Lectures will focus on the political economy of Croatia and the challenges of transitioning from a planned economy and single party dictatorship to an open market and multiparty democracy. In addition to the traditional course meetings, students will have the opportunity to explore these topics through planned excursions to speak with local businesspeople, from small business owners to firm managers, as well as local statisticians, economists, academics, students and journalists. 

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MGMT 477: Family Business

Professors: Andrew Keyt & Dr. Marcia Spira
Location: TBD
Travel Dates: Summer 2018

Course Description

This course examines the unique challenges and opportunities in operating a family business. Specifically, this course will focus on key concepts such as governance and decision-making, leadership succession, family conflict and family culture, and family and non-family career issues in relation to the family business through an interdisciplinary lens. Next generation leadership development is another key element of this course. Throughout this course, students will also have the unique opportunity to visit one or more local family business owners. The course is designed both for students whose families own a family business, as well as students who are going into industries that serve family businesses. The broad scope of the course will include recognition of the intersection of community, family life cycle and family business. Please note: this course is open to both graduate business and social work students.

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