Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Study Abroad to Santiago, Chile

MGMT 475: Cross-Cultural Dimensions of International Management

Spring Term: March 2-11, 2013 

Today's manager confronts a variety of cross-cultural issues, both within the business organization and across the global marketplace.  This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the implications of cultural differences on the behavior of managers, employees, and customers.  In the words of Edward Hall, "Culture is not an exotic notion studied by a select group of anthropologists in the South Seas.  It is a mold in which we are all cast, and it controls our daily lives in many unsuspected ways."  The comparative exploration of these differences in the marketplace, in the work environment, and in daily life introduces students to the process of cultural analysis and its application in a cross-cultural context.  We use the opportunity offered by the Chilean study experience to provide specific illustrations of differences between the North American and South American cultures.

The Schedule

  • Thursday, February 21 and 28: Meet in Chicago
  • March 2 - March 11: Trip to Santiago
  • March 14: No class
  • March 21 and 28: Regular Class Meetings
  • April 4: Group Presentations to the Class
  • April 11: Papers Due; No Class Meeting
  • April 18: Final Exam

Application Process

  • Bring/email copy of study abroad application and passport (or passport application) to Graduate Programs Office. NOTE: Expiration on passport must be at least 6 months after date of travel
  • Pay $500 deposit by December 1, payable through Loyola’s online payment system - www.luc.edu/gsb/payments.  We cannot accept checks
  • Register for MGMT 475 - Registration opens at 9:00 A.M. on January 14. Make sure you know your registration time and that you are ready to register
  • Enrollment capped at 24 (we will maintain a waitlist in Locus)
  • Pay remaining balance by one week after you register for MGMT 475 

Student Activity Fee: $1,994 - 2,442

What’s covered:

  • Double-occupancy room accommodations
  • Welcome and farewell dinners, breakfasts, several lunches
  • Admission to select cultural events
  • In-country airline travel
  • In-country transportation to group events

What’s not covered:

  • Tuition ($4,011)
  • Airfare ($1,600, est.)
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • University required health & travel insurance (~$15)
  • Events not included in itinerary
  • Personal spending money

Refund Policy

  • Payments will be fully refunded provided Graduate Programs Office receives written notification by January 21
  • No refunds after January 21 - 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 William McMorris, Graduate Programs Office at Wmcmorr@luc.edu or 312.915.6127 for program inquiries.