Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Rome, Italy (MARK 360)

Faculty-led Summer Program

MARK 360: Retailing Management

Program Highlights

  • Learn about how global consumers and retailers together enhance society’s well-being.
  • Explore Rome as a center of the global economy for retailing science.
  • Transform your role as an international consumer in the global marketplace.

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Program Description

This intensive two-week study abroad program provides students with the opportunity to explore the global nature of retailing as a service sector, with Italy as a learning laboratory. While the class will be based at the John Felice Rome Center, students will also take a weekend trip to Florence, inclusive of tours to The Leather School and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Additionally, students will visit several companies to gain insight into various retailing types.

Course Description

Retailing Management familiarizes students with the science and trends involved in retailing. This interdisciplinary course emphasizes the set of business activities that add value to products sold to consumers for personal or family use. The emphasis is on cross-cultural, historical, and contemporary settings that significantly impact current retailing strategies and tactics. Traditional retailing formats continuously shift, so unconventional retailing – stemming from movements towards sharing and circular economic models – provides a foundation from which to develop claims about how retailers may more effectively enhance consumer well-being and flourishing, global societies.


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Course Offering:

MARK 360: Retailing Management

All students on the program will be enrolled in this three credit hour course.

Course Fulfills:

  • Writing Intensive
  • Elective for Marketing major/minor

Course Pre-requisite:

Junior standing, minimum grade of “C-” in MARK 201.

Taught By:

Stacy Neier Beran, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Marketing, Quinlan School of Business

Housing & Meals

Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms at the John Felice Rome Center. Two group meals will be provided.


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May 14-26, 2017

  • 3/15—Application Deadline
  • TBA—Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation
  • 5/14—Students Arrive in Rome, Italy
  • 5/26—Program Ends

Program Costs

Program Fee: $1,935


  • Double-occupancy rooms at the John Felice Rome Center
  • Welcome and departure celebration dinners
  • Cultural activities and excursions, including a walking/bus tour of Rome and entry to museums
  • Weekend trip to Florence
  • CISI health insurance

Tuition Fee: $2,253

  • Three credit hours of Loyola summer tuition (graduate students must pay graduate tuition rate)

Total Cost: $4,188

Not Included:

  • Round-trip airfare (Chicago - Rome, Italy) approximately $1,100
  • Personal spending money
  • Most meals

Application Process

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

As part of the online application you must:

  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to study abroad
  2. Upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt
  3. Pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307; or contact Dr. Stacy Neier Beran at sneier@luc.edu.