The emphasis of the course is on creating familiarity with the developing economies through the international component of the on-site visits to local companies, universities, cultural and government facilities in India. Throughout the course, students will acquaint themselves with the special institutional dynamics in the foreign country, India, underpinning global business competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and development.
As business is globalizing a number of new transition economies play an increasingly vital role. This course will explore advantages and challenges faced by nations and multinational corporations in a global economy, India in particular. We will also examine the role of foreign and domestic companies as well as that of non-governmental organizations that operate there. Further, the course will provide students with an understanding of the immense and varied economic challenges facing developing economies with a focus on India. The course will analyze practical and effective policies can be implemented to address these challenges.
More importantly, the successful completion of this course augmented by the trip will enable students to understand and analyze international problems that challenge present day business and economics.
India Itinerary (tentative):
|4-May||Monday||Arrive, and check-in, orientation at IU Gateway, Introduction to New Delhi. Review of the local safety protocol. Free Time|
|5-May||Tuesday||Center for Civil Society|
|6-May||Wednesday||Guargom vs Faridabad, visit with IU alumni. Free Time.|
|7-May||Thursday||Shiv Nadar University, Foundation, NGOs|
|8-May||Friday||Corporate Visits. Lecture on India Business Climate. Free Time.|
|9-May||Saturday||Tour of India Gate, Parliament, State Emporiums, Lotus Temple. Free Time|
|10-May||Sunday||Train to Agra, and Fathepur Sikri. Free Time.|
|11-May||Monday||Ambedkar University, Center for Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship|
|12-May||Tuesday||Symbiosis visit Academy & Industry|
|13-May||Wednesday||Symbiosis visit Academy & Industry, Hotel Check Out|
|14-May||Thursday||Leave India & arrive in USA|
- Minimum GPA: 2.75
- Prerequisites: none
- Class standing: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status preferred
- Language level: None. In most places one can manage with English.
- Physically able to walk a few hours a day, climb stairs (please inquire if accessibility options need to be explored)
- It is open to any student registered for the classes; the course will be listed in the School of Business but students outside BUSE can take this course. It will be open to students at other IU campuses also.
IU East Study Abroad in India Program Fee: $3650
Includes housing, flight, cultural activities, India transportation, most food.
Anticipated additional expenses for students:
- Tuition and fees for IU East course, charged in Spring semester
- Passport and visa expenses
- Travel Health Insurance (offered through IU: typically, c. $30. Required to participate in all IU Overseas Studies programs)
- Textbooks/supplies for courses (usually minimal)
- International phone plan, if desired
For questions or details contact
Dr. Dianne Burke Moneypenny
Associate Professor of Spanish
Coordinator of World Languages & Cultures
Interim Director of Study Abroad
ph# (765) 973-8339
fax# (765) 973-8590