Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in the Executive Management Program have the opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong and Costa Rica. These transdisciplinary courses allow students to partner with graduate students from other disciplines, such as psychology and political science, to develop an understanding of the political, economic, legal, and social dimensions of globalization as they impact strategy formulation and international trade.

Hong Kong Course
MGT 301 Doing Business in Asia (January)

The Hong Kong course (MGT 301 Doing Business in Asia) is offered as an intensive-format course in the Spring semester (January) in partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and its Asia-Pacific Institute of Business. The Hong Kong class is a 4 unit course open to MBA, EMP, TNDY and other CGU students. The course will have a China and Asia-Pacific focus with a twelve-day residential component in Hong Kong.

As the global economy is evolving with financial crises, the emergence of China as a major power in many economic and non-economic dimensions and the relative decline of Western Powers all suggests a need for multinational organizations to formulate and implement effective new strategies as a necessary survival response to a changing world. The course will explore these fundamental changes with a focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region, and the implications for multinational organizations regarding suitable business models, global footprints, off shoring and outsourcing strategies, emerging markets and new competitors in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

Additional Course Information:

Hong Kong Information Meeting Part 1

Hong Kong Information Meeting Part 2

Hong Kong Information Meeting Part 3

For the full course overview and structure, please visit the following link: link to the full course announcement.

Costa Rica Course
MGT 312 Doing Business in a Culture of Sustainability (March)

Doing Business in a Culture of Sustainability combines classroom and field study to explore the unique business culture of Costa Rica.

Initial classroom study utilizes case studies and class discussion that investigate Corporate Social Responsibility commitments in sectors such as high tech, retail, and tourism, the impact of government regulation, incentives and free trade agreements, and the commercialization and financing of sustainable businesses and products.

The second leg of the class takes place in Costa Rica where lecture and corporate, non-profit, and agency visits are integrated with classroom learning, melding theory with experience.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to sample the country’s rich biodiversity through visits to hot springs, the beach, a volcano and an adventure park.

Upon return to Claremont, final lectures and team projects connect class learning with experience and the potential for future application.
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