Courses and Requirements

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The Global Studies programs through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the prerequisites.  Students participating in this program will take MKT 495 (4 credit hours) & BUS 420 (2 credit hours). 


MGT 291, MKT 291,  FIN 301 and 90 earned hours by December 2017;  2.70 GPA by August 2017. Students also must meet the FSB Eligibility Policy Standards (see policy).  Please note that priority will be given to rising seniors for this program.  MKT 495 will satisfy the capstone requirement for students who have senior standing.   Students must be at least 18 years old by the program departure date.  25 students will be enrolled in this program.

First Semester Expectations

During first semester there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address some course work as well as travel and cultural preparation.

Courses Offered

MKT 495: Strategy Works (4 credit hours)  

Taught by: Dr. Timothy Greenlee

Prerequisite: MKT 291, MGT 291 and FIN 301

This marketing strategy practicum will provide students an opportunity to integrate and apply marketing planning and strategic concepts to real-world problems while developing skills in teamwork, written and oral communication, critical thinking, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.

BUS 420: International Studies Program South Africa (2 credit hours)  

Taught by: Dr. Jean-Paul Baldwin

The class provides and introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of South Africa, while students travel on the FSB Global Studies program. Survey of the interrelationships of world business operations:  an introduction to current conceptual perspectives; cultural, political/legal and economic constraints, the international financial and trade frameworks, and the problems, challenges, and opportunities facing the multinational corporation in a particular country or region of the world.