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Opportunities in the Global Knowledge Services: India & London

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Travel Dates: July 18-August 3, 2014

Trip Information

Study abroad in India offers you the opportunity to explore regions that are striking in their cultural diversity, natural beauty and historical richness. Exploding onto the world stage, India is rapidly expanding its economic capabilities and emerging as a global leader in business and technology.

Offered in collaboration with the Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) in Bangalore, India, this program offers an exceptional opportunity for participants to study the Indian economy and explore the marketplace for global knowledge services. It blends classroom time with corporate visits and sightseeing trips to many of India's most renowned destinations, including New Delhi and the Taj Mahal.

In 2014, we are including a 3-day stopover in London as part of your India study abroad experience!  Visit the Tower of London, see the “changing of the guard” and explore everything this world capital city has to offer.  You might even consider taking the Eurostar through the channel tunnel on a quick visit to Paris.

Topics include:

  • Indian Economy, Management and Education
  • Indian Knowledge Services Industry: Critical Issues
  • Management of Human Resources in India
  • Project Management and Cross Cultural Management Issues

India is the world’s largest democracy with over 1.1 billion people and is predicted to be home to 20 percent of the world’s population by 2050. Its cultural heritage, history and diversity is unparalleled, and its vibrant and growing economy offers students a great lab to study a variety of business issues relevant in today’s expanding global economy. The lectures and site visits show students how India’s economy impacts all of us. Learning about India’s history, culture and management style provides a unique window into the future of global business.

Faculty Leader: Avijit Sarkar 
Travel Cost: Approximately $4,200
$500 Deposit Due: 3 Months prior to departure

Leadership Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

Students interested in leading the India trip, should contact the faculty who teaches the course or the international program director, Michael MacQueen at their earliest convenience with a letter of interest and a copy of your resume.  Leaders who successfully complete their assignment receive a $ 1,000 tuition remission ($500 at the beginning of the trip and $500 upon return to the US).

 **For insight and viewing travel in 2007 click here. The virtual travel journal includes photos, journal notes and videos of our students/faculty experience.

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