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International Dimensions in Management


Nairobi, Kenya

Fall 2014


Our IBUS 744: International Dimensions in Management course provide students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments in Brazilian organizations.

This year students will visit Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. The program begins with four class meetings during the second half of Fall 2012 semester to learn about the Brazilian business environment and set the stage to maximize the international exposure. Class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 8:1010:40 p.m. on the following dates: October 31, November 7, November 14, and November 28.

During the winter break, students will travel to Brazil. The travel component of the program consists of a series of meetings with senior managers and company tours of both local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the state of economic development in one of the largest economies in the world. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace.

Through planned city tours of Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo, you’ll also be able to experience the incredible historic and cultural attractions of Brazil. The professor, Frank DuBois, has extensive international experience with a special interest in the Brazilian business sector. This will be his fifth semester teaching and leading this course in Brazil.

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Travel Timeline

Students should depart the US on Saturday, January 5, to arrive in Sao Paulo on Sunday, January 6. The group departs Rio de Janiero via an overnight flight on Saturday, January 12, arriving in the US the following day. A single group transfer from the Sao Paulo airport and to the Rio de Janiero airport is included in the program fee and will be communicated in the weeks prior to the program.

Please note that students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Brazil, and may choose to arrive early for personal travel in the region.

Credit Hours

This program is a 2-credit fall course (IBUS-744-001) and standard AU tuition applies. A 3-credit section of the course is also available (IBUS-744-002).


Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

  • Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website. Full-time students not exceeding 17 total credits for the semester will not incur additional tuition charges. Any tuition charges that do apply will be billed by and paid directly to AU.

  • Program Fee: The $2,375 program fee includes double occupancy room, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure to Brazil. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.

  • Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel to and from Brazil.

  • Passport & Visa: Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Brazil, including related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students with any required letters from AU.

  • Incidentals: Expenses for shopping, personal activities, and meals and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.

  • Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office to determine coverage and eligibility.

Passport and Visa

Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport and any visas or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Brazil, including any related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students in this endeavor with any required letters from AU. US citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to their arrival to Brazil. Details regarding entry and exit requirements for US citizens and other pertinent information can be found on the US State Department website.


Registration is now closed.


Contact the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs at (202) 885-1940 or email

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