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|Area of Study:||Business, Marketing||Program Type:||Faculty Directed|
|Class Eligibility:||Graduate Student, Student At Large||Housing Options:||Hotel|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Program Provider:||NIU Faculty|
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR GRADUATE FOCUSED
- Program Overview
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- Program Fees
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- Withdrawal Policy
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Professor Chih-Chen Lee
The overall purpose of this seminar is to provide participants an opportunity to be exposed to the international business environment and practices outside the United States. In addition, this seminar provides participants an opportunity to develop insight into the cultural, social, and political environments of each country to be visited. Participation in an International Business Seminar is a unique way for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in international business, or a related field, to acquire a firsthand view of international business practices, and experience the excitement of traveling outside the United States.
To download the complete PDF, please click IBS Sum Grad Focused 16.pdf
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MKTG 601: International Study in Marketing 3 semester hours
Description: Short-term study-abroad experience to study cultural differences, problems, issues, trends, and practices in marketing within the international environment. Includes visits to foreign organizations, presentations by marketing managers and executives, and discussions with foreign and domestic international faculty. Supervised by a faculty member.
Prerequisites and Notes: MKTG 505 or consent of department.
IDSP 501: Study Abroad Programs 3 semester hours
Description: Course work undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be counted toward the satisfaction of general education requirements if approved as the equivalent of an authorized general education course.
IDSP 501: Non-NIU students and students who have already received credit in MKTG 601 must enroll in IDSP 501.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/STUDY PROJECT (Optional): Individuals who wish to earn three additional hours of graduate credit may do so by completing an independent research/study project and readings under the direction of Professor Lee, NIU seminar coordinator. The expectations for the research/study projects and readings will be discussed with all students prior to the seminar. The research/study project must (1) be related to a topic or subject introduced during the seminar, (2) be approved in advance by Professor Lee as part of a written proposal, (3) be of such a nature that the topic can be researched and data gathered while the seminar group is overseas, and (4) be completed and submitted for final evaluation to Professor Lee not later than August 1, 2014. Late submission of this project will result in a lower grade.
Individuals completing the project will receive three semester hours of graduate credit in the following NIU course:
MKTG 604: Independent Study in Marketing 3 semester hours
Description: Available to graduate students of demonstrated capability for intensive independent study in marketing. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when the topic varies. Not available for S/U grading.
PRQ: MKTG 505 and consent of department.
Participants will normally share a double room with twin beds and private bath and toilet facilities. Room assignments are rotated so that participants will get better acquainted with other members of the seminar. The faculty seminar coordinator will make the room assignments in each new city. Continental breakfasts, which normally consist of a roll, butter, jam, coffee/tea, will be provided by all hotels, however, the serving time for breakfast may vary from country to country. Students are responsible for all room charges including telephone, food, dry cleaning, etc. These charges must be paid at check-out.
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$200 APPLICATION FEE/DEPOSIT: A $200 application fee/deposit is required of all applicants. The $200 is broken down into $100 for the non-refundable application fee and $100 for a program deposit. Both the application fee and the deposit will be applied to the total balance of the program cost. The $100 deposit is refundable only if the participant withdraws prior to the withdrawal deadline indicated on the program materials or for medical reasons verified by a physician if the withdrawal takes place after the withdrawal deadline.
The $200 application fee/deposit will be charged to NIU students’ NIU Bursar's account. (Checks and money orders cannot be accepted from NIU students.) Non-NIU students must submit a check or money order in the amount of $200. More detailed instructions regarding the application fee/deposit can be found on the seminar application website.
IMPORTANT – All applications will be categorized as “Pending – No Deposit” until the $200 application fee/deposit has been received (or, in the case of non-NIU students, once a check has been received). The Study Abroad Office will not consider or process applications without the $200 application fee/deposit. In order to reserve your place in the program you must submit the $200 deposit within 14 days of application. After 14 days applications without a deposit will be inactivated.
FINAL DATE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO THE SEMINAR: March 15, 2016.
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Students cannot have any encumbrances against their NIU records. Any encumbrances placed on a student’s records by NIU (i.e., the Graduate School, Bursar’s Office, Accounts Receivable, Registration and Records, Health Services, Parking Services, etc.) must be cleared before a student is granted admission to a study abroad program.
Students who desire to obtain graduate credit must either be admitted to a graduate program within the NIU Graduate School or be admitted to the status of a "student-at-large" (SAL) within NIU's Graduate School. For students to be admitted to the seminar for graduate credit, the applicant's official transcript must be on file in the NIU SAO. Students who are currently enrolled at NIU, or who have previously enrolled at NIU, do not need to request an official transcript. However, students who will participate in the seminar in order to earn academic credit as an SAL (students who have not currently enrolled nor previously enrolled at NIU) must provide a transcript from the baccalaureate institution and from any institution at which graduate credit has been earned. This document must be provided to the SAO before a student can be admitted as an SAL to the seminar. (Student issued transcripts and photocopies are not acceptable.)
Individuals do not, however, have to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Quite often the participants are practicing professionals or pursuing an advanced degree in a business-related area. Questions relating to the admission requirements should be directed to the NIU Study Abroad Office (SAO).
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Program FeesNIU SEMINAR COST: The cost of the seminar covers the following cost related items:
1) Round-trip airfare from the U.S.
2) Hotel accommodations
3) Surface transportation as described in this seminar announcement
4) Sightseeing and excursions as outlined in this seminar description
5) Seminar visits to businesses/industries
6) Buffet breakfast daily
7) Three or six semester hours of NIU undergraduate or graduate credit
8) International Student I.D. Card (ISIC)
9) NIU major medical insurance
Seminar Cost: $5,700 (guaranteed until 3/15/2016)
All prices quoted are subject to change. The information contained in the program documents and forms is presented in good faith and is believed to be correct as of the date presented. Northern Illinois University reserves the right to amend, modify, revise, or delete any information appearing in these documents, including but not limited to the cost of the program.
Non-NIU students should consult with their home institutions regarding additional costs that may apply to study abroad. Non-NIU students are responsible for any study abroad charges imposed by their home institution.
ADDITIONAL COSTS TO PARTICIPANTS: Other expenses that will be incurred by the participants include:
• Transportation to and from airport in arrival city for those who don’t book through IBS
• Cost of acquiring a passport (approximately $140, including passport photos)
• Visa fees (not applicable for U.S. citizens)
• Most lunches and dinners
• Entrance fees for free-time pursuits
• Purchases of a personal nature
The amount of spending money recommended by past participants ranges from $50-$150 per day, depending on an individual’s spending habits.
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If the applicant must withdraw from the seminar less than sixty (60) days before the seminar departure date for medical reasons, funds obligated on their behalf to overseas vendors can only be refunded if:
1) The request is submitted to the Study Abroad Office in writing and accompanied by a signed statement stating that travel is not advised from a physician on the physician’s letterhead; and
2) NIU is able to obtain refunds from overseas vendors and agents.
CANCELLATION OF THE SEMINAR: The Study Abroad Office and International Business Seminars reserve the right to cancel this seminar if the minimum required enrollment is not attained. If, prior to the commencement of the seminar, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for any of the countries to be visited, all applicants will be notified promptly of the warning and the possibility of cancellation of the seminar. If, during the course of the seminar, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for the country the group is currently in, students will be promptly notified of the warning and the advisability of canceling the seminar.
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER OR CANCEL
THIS PROGRAM AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY!
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http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html. U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this seminar. Foreign passport holders may need special visas for travel in Europe and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.
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Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700