Faculty-Led Study Abroad Scholarships

Faculty-Led Study Abroad & Scholarships

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business (COB) at the University of North Texas has a rich history of offering summer/ winter faculty led International study programs. We tend to view our programs as “International Business Trips.”



London, ACCT 2020, Managerial Accounting

Course: ACCT 2020, Managerial Accounting

Location: London

Contact: Madhuri Bandla, Madhuri.Bandla@unt.edu

Website: Eagles Abroad: Managerial Accounting

The course is the study of the use of accounting information for business decision making. Topics include: cost behavior analysis, cost-volume-profit relationships, and the identification of costs relevant to the decision making process. Students are introduced to various cost system designs, standard costs, variable costing, operational budgeting, and decision making.

THE PROGRAM

This is a 3 week course. Students can spend Maymester living in one of the most vibrant cities on earth - London! Students will depart US on May 10, 2020. Program Begins May 11, 2020 and ends May 30.

Cultural Immersion: Experience how business is conducted in London while completing a core required course. This program will give students a multifaceted learning experience, which is not only academically enriching but also helpful in developing a global mindset, enhancing professional development and expanding personal horizons. Students will conduct professional site visits and experience networking opportunities, then cap off the experience with a weekend stay in Edinburgh.

ACADEMICS
  • Earn 3 UNT credits while abroad
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA
  • Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2010 with a grade of C or better; ECON 1100; MATH 1100 or higher


Spain, MGMT 3880 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Course: MGMT 3880 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Location: Bilbao & Madrid, Spain

Contact: Jae Webb, jae.webb@unt.edu

Website: Faculty Led: Business Ethics in Spain

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (MGMT 3880) is an upper level business course designed to study and learn ethical behaviors crucial to personal and corporate success in organizations. We blend theoretical models and concrete managerial behavior to serve as a foundation for our investigation into ethics and social responsibility. We tackle the real issues, from globalization to environmental degradation, and come out with practical tools that will make a difference in the corporate environment and the world stage.

THE PROGRAM

This is a 10 week course where the first half is virtual in Canvas and then we are 5 weeks on site in Spain. The program is done in partnership with the University of Deusto, who is hosting us. We land in Madrid, participate in a guided tour the city/surrounding area and then are off to Bilbao on the beautiful northern shore of Spain for five weeks on campus. In addition to two hours a day in class studying business ethics, you take another class of your choosing to transfer back to UNT. This gives you a greater return on your investment, allowing you to bring home six credits to add to the amazing experiences you have abroad. While there are structured opportunities to engage with Spanish culture, in coordination with course curriculum, much of your time is yours to explore and expand your international horizons.

Courses are taught in English and Spanish language may prove helpful but is not a requirement.

Cultural Immersion:Cultural immersion is an important aspect of our programs. You cannot understand front stage culture without learning about what is important to those people. We propose visits to museums and historical landmarks, viewing architecture to include churches, and city tours to learn about history. We typically walk or use public transportation around the city.

ACADEMICS
  • Earn 6 credits while abroad
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA


Ireland, Internships and Leadership in Ireland

Course/Program: Internships and Leadership in Ireland MGMT 4800: Internship BUSI 4700: Topics in International Business Practices and Policies Transfer course (GE301: Global Workforce and Leadership Development). Students may also choose to take MGMT 4660: International Business Management with Dr. Dietz in Maymester

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Contact: Tracy Dietz, Tracy.Dietz@unt.edu

Website: Internships and Leadership in Ireland

The Internships and Leadership in Ireland program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to be immersed in an international business setting while at the same time having that UNT based support network. Fewer than 1% of all U.S. graduates complete an internship abroad. For the students who participate, this program will set them apart from other graduates.

The Program

This is a Summer 2020 10W program. Students will spend 8 weeks in Ireland, employed full-time in a business related to their chosen career plus group discussions and online course work. The program will include:

  • Guaranteed internship in your desired career field in Dublin
  • Pre-departure career coaching, including:
    • Dedicated Program Advisor to guide and prepare you
    • Professional development Strengths program
    • Resume and cover letter prep
    • Interview coaching
  • Private social media outlets for fellow interns
  • On-site orientation and site visits
  • Centralized and safe student housing on a college campus with UNT and other student participants
  • Group social and cultural events
  • Full-time local staff and 24/7 support
  • On site UNT faculty member for first part of the program
  • LinkedIn profile coaching and access to LinkedIn alumni group
  • Post-program career development toolkit
Academics
  • Earn 9 credits while abroad
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business provides scholarship funding for students participating in faculty-led study abroad programs. To be eligible, students must be business majors and approved to participate in the program through UNT Study Abroad. All applicants must submit an essay demonstrating why they are interested in their study abroad program and what they hope to gain from the experience. Essays should be no more than one-page.

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