Location: Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai
Dates: January 3-16, 2014 (tentative)
Term: 2014 Winter Break
Objective:The Global Discovery program is a course for all full-time MBA students. It includes on-campus classes and an on-site component in one of three international locations during the winter of a student's second year. It is designed to give students a deeper understanding about how multi-national enterprises, trade agencies, and small and medium-size enterprises work successfully in emerging-market economies.
35 full-time MBA students from Carlson School of Management
The program is open to the second-year full-time MBA students from Carlson School of Management
Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a city for international trade. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy, a multi-ethnic society, and a population of 735,000. Central to Oman's economy is petroleum, but more traditional items like dates, mother of pearl, and fish are also traded in the city.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis; its rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi into the country's center for politics, industrial activities, commercial industries, and culture. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.
Dubai, both an emirate of the UAE and the country's largest city, is a global city and a business hub. Although Dubai's economy was built on the oil industry, the emirate's model of business drives its economy, with the effect that its main revenues are now from tourism, real estate, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events.
The program starts at Muscat, Oman with a city tour and welcome dinner. The first few days includes guest lectures and company visits in Oman. From Muscat, participants will travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE where the program consists of company visits and a cultural visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. At the end of the first week, the program moves to Dubai, UAE where the program includes company visits and guest lectures. Not only will participants have a heritage tour of Dubai, but they will also spend time in the desert for a Bedouin-style dinner under the stars. To see a copy of the previous year's schedule please contact Carlson Global Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students stay in conveniently-located hotels in each city and will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and closing dinner are provided.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|2013-2014 Tuition for 3 academic credits (included in the tuition plateau)||$0|
|Program Fee (including lodging, program events, course materials, breakfast daily, two group meals, and int'l health insurance*)||$3,600|
|International airfare between Minnesota and Oman/UAE||$2,000|
|Passport & Photos||$145|
|Textbooks /Course Materials (included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Hotel Accommodation (included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, laundry, etc)||$400|
|Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee)||$400|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
Financial aid can be used for education abroad, including the Global Discovery program. As a first step, be sure to submit an application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the Office of Student Finance.
As a full-time MBA student you will submit your location preference by April 11 through the survey emailed directly to you. You will be notified of your placement by the end of Spring Semester. You will be automatically registered in Global Discovery in your second year.
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