International Field Study Courses and Trips
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Professionals entering today's global economy require a well-rounded business education that fuses contemporary disciplines with international applications and hands-on experience. As a result, Pace University's Lubin School of Business is committed to providing global learning opportunities for all graduate and undergraduate students.
In addition to a full slate of long-term study abroad programs, Lubin provides unique opportunities for students to gain short-term international academic experience through fully credited BBA and MBA courses. International Field Study Courses are organized by the Lubin Center for Global Business Programs in cooperation with the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Legal Studies and Taxation, Management, and Marketing. Students attend classes, interact with professors, tour company facilities, meet with governmental leaders and participate in roundtable workshops conducted by globally recognized academics—all in an informal educational setting.
Most International Field Study Courses are scheduled during spring break, winter break, or during summer months. Courses include pre-trip classroom instruction, followed by 10-14 days of on-site workshops led by full-time Lubin faculty. Students earn full academic credit for all International Field Study Courses.
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FALL 2019 FIELD STUDIES
Undergraduate Field Study (MAR 356) in International Marketing to Belgium and England
Expected Dates Abroad: January 7 - January 16, 2020 (depart the USA on January 6)
The International Marketing Field Trip to Brussels and London will study the effects of European integration and culture on marketing activities in Europe, the marketing activities of US firms in the EU, and the future of the European Union, including the withdrawal of the UK (Brexit). Students will meet with business executives, educators, and government officials to discuss international marketing and business practices. Students will study cultural values and norms in Belgium and England and participate in various cultural activities. In addition to classroom presentations by representatives of international organizations and companies, students with be provided with readings, case studies and other instructional material via Blackboard. $2,000 Figueroa Scholarship available. Apply at www.pace.edu/lubin/travelscholarships between 4/1 - 6/13/19. For more information about this course, contact the Marketing Department at 212-618-6449 or Prof. Dennis Sandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. >> registration and more information
Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad, India
Undergraduate (FIN 360) and Graduate (680V) Field Study in International Finance to India
Expected Dates Abroad: January 6 - January 16, 2020
FinTech, a recent but important innovation, involves the use of newly powerful technologies such as AI, machine learning, BlockChain, and Data Mining to improve the delivery and use of financial services. In countries like India without conventional infrastructure, FinTech is even more important. This course will focus on the practice of FinTech in India with scheduled visits to FinTech firms in areas such as payment technology, online lending, insurance, banking and robo-investing. We will also visit two universities and hear from local FinTech experts. An important aspect of this course will be the emphasis on the place of FinTech in Financial Empowerment for people at the bottom of the pyramid. In addition to visiting socially responsible startups using FinTech, students will also be involved in the design and execution of a project involving FinTech and financial inclusion. We will visit three cities - Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. Mumbai is the financial capital of India, while Pune and Ahmedabad are smaller, but important, fast-growing cities with considerable IT sectors. All three cities have a rich history and many interesting cultural places, several of which we will visit during our trip. $2,000 Figueroa Scholarship available. Apply at www.pace.edu/lubin/travelscholarships between 4/1 - 6/13/19. For more information about this course, contact Professor P.V. Viswanath at email@example.com. >> registration and more information
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Undergraduate (MAR 356G) and Graduate (MAR 680T) Field Study in International Marketing to Singapore and Malaysia
Expected Dates Abroad: January 7 - January 16, 2020 (depart the USA on January 5)
The primary objective of this unique field study experience is to provide students with an introduction to two major economies in South East Asia, Singapore and Malaysia. The group will be visiting Singapore, a sovereign city-state and island country, located in the southeastern corner of Peninsular Malaysia and its neighbor city, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Singapore, in a little over three decades has transformed itself into a major player in world trade with its cultural diversity, next-generation technological prowess and economic advantages (tax-friendly haven nation). Malaysia, with a newly elected government is poised for strong economic growth. The primary focus of this course will be to examine marketing as it applies to modern Singapore and Malaysia (both members of ASEAN) with visits to leading advertising agencies, major technology firms, local retailers and telecom firms, to name a few, and to learn about how to do business in multiethnic societies. Students will also meet with foreign business managers, educators, and government officials to discuss contemporary issues and business practices. In addition, students will study the cultural values and norms in both Singapore (the setting for the 2018 movie “Crazy Rich Asians”) and Malaysia, and participate in various cultural events and activities. $2,500 Celentano Scholarship available. Apply at www.pace.edu/lubin/travelscholarships between 4/1 - 6/13/19. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Pradeep Gopalakrishna at firstname.lastname@example.org. >> registration and more information
SPRING 2019 FIELD STUDIES
Undergraduate and Graduate Field Study in International Business and Management to China
Expected Travel March 15 - March 24, 2019
This Lubin field studies course will be about understanding and managing in different cultures, doing business across cultures, and managing multi-national business affairs in the context of the USA and China. We will study cases and hear from experts, and then go visit China. The program in China will feature visits to Shanghai and Beijing, including companies and cultural sites such as The Great Wall and The Forbidden City. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Alan Eisner at email@example.com. >> registration and more information
Graduate Field Study in International Accounting to China
Expected Travel May 24 - June 2, 2019
The rapid internationalization of business and financial markets has created challenges for the accounting profession today. Because of these challenges, the international accounting course has become an important part of the accounting curriculum. This travel course is designed to prepare accounting major students to meet these challenges and succeed in the international business environment. Through preliminary study at Pace, travel to China, and follow-up work at Pace, students will develop an understanding of the convergence of accounting standards worldwide, the development and application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and accounting and its business environment in the world’s fastest-growing economy—China. The trip covers the political, economic, and cultural centers in China: Beijing and Shanghai. Students will interact with accounting and other business professionals in various organizations as well as Chinese citizens in general. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Susanne O'Callaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Charles Tang at email@example.com. >> registration and more information
Undergraduate and Graduate Field Study in International Marketing to Copenhagen and Stockholm
Expected Travel June 4 - 13, 2019 (Students will depart the US on June 3)
This course looks at the effects of sustainability and European Union integration on marketing activities in Scandinavian countries (Denmark and Sweden). Students will meet with business managers, educators, and government officials to discuss issues and business practices. Students will study the cultural values and norms of Sweden and Denmark and participate in various cultural events and activities. Extensive use of Blackboard will be made to provide students with readings, case studies, and web-assisted instructional materials. A research report incorporating the field experiences is due after the conclusion of the field study. The course includes a group project presentation, case studies, and an individual term paper. For more information about this course, contact the Marketing Department at 212-618-6449 or Prof. Dennis Sandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. >> registration and more information