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Collat School of Business faculty have put together the following incredible opportunities for students to study abroad in 2018.  The programs are open to all undergraduate and graduate students and meet the Collat Experiential Learning Requirement.


Innovation for Economic Growth - IB495/MB691

Spring 2018.  Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017

In today’s global economy, the region of Northern Italy stands out as a hotbed of innovation and economic success. Apply for this Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program to learn what it takes to create and sustain a country’s economic growth with an innovative and entrepreneurial environment. You will study and compare Italy to other highly innovative countries – focusing on the cultural, social, government and economic conditions that are critical for firm success. Learn about some of the greatest Renaissance innovations and how these innovations continue to influence our world. Along the way, discover first-hand the Italian passion for art, design, innovation and aesthetics – hallmarks of the Italian way of life and drivers of their economy since ancient times. 

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Italy (CIMBA)

CIMBA Italy Programs are for undergraduate students only

Summer 2018.  Appliication Deadline:   February 15, 2018

UAB is a member of the CIMBA Consortium of US universities. Students receive American credit from the top-ranked University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (AACSB) for courses completed as part of this program. Earn 6 credit hours in 4 weeks (mid-May to mid-June). All courses are taught in English and are available in business, economics, communication studies, beginning Italian and engineering. Dr. Bunn teaches a course titled Innovation in an Entrepreneurial Environment in the program.

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Experiential NPO/NGO Organizational Management – IB495 and Special Topics in Public Health: Experiential NPO/NGO Organizational Management and Sustainability

Summer 2018.  Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

Students will get firsthand experience learning about nonprofits (NPOs) and nongovernmental (NGOs) agencies and their management styles. They will also learn and engage in Thailand’s sustainability efforts for water and air. The students will be participating in several activities with NGOs that deal with issues such as male human trafficking and schools that work with “throw-away” children (given up by their parents, rescued from trafficking, or orphaned). The study tour includes cultural and historic tours of four major Thailand “cities” with entrance to the most significant sites.

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International Trade between the U.S. and China - IB495

Summer 2018.  Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

The focus will be on studying International trade from both sides. During travels, students will visit companies involved in International manufacturing and trade in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Plus, look at China from a U.S. perspective and see how U.S. firms have adapted to sell to Chinese consumers and what barriers and cultural issues they face when conducting business in China. Students will have the opportunity to visit a Disney resort in either Shanghai or Hong Kong and compare the Chinese version with what they are used to in the U.S. In addition to learning about International Business, students will spend time visiting prominent locations such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing and The Bund in Shanghai. They will also have opportunities to spend in-depth time with the people of China and sharpen cultural skills to increase their value to future employers.

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