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.”

Course: MGMT 4660 International Management Perspectives

Location: Madrid, Barcelona, Segovia, Toledo, and Avila

Contact: Michael Sexton, Michael.Sexton@unt.edu

Website: Faculty Led: Management in Madrid

International Management Perspectives (MGMT 4660) is an upper level business course designed to provide an enhanced appreciation of the key issues involved when conducting business operations in an international context. A comprehensive framework is used to study the management of multinational operations in cross-cultural environments with a focus on the decisions that managers must make. Topics include strategic planning, organization, human resources, operations management, entrepreneurship and ethics. As such the course provides students with a greater understanding and capacity to effectively deal with business decisions in international contexts.

THE PROGRAM

This is a 5 week course. The first and last weeks of the course will be conducted on campus in the classroom. The three weeks between will be spent in Madrid, Barcelona, Segovia, Toledo, and Avila. UNT International business trips involve visiting with leaders of global firms along the Industry Value Chain. Programs start with raw materials or primary manufacturing (auto, trucks, planes, and motorbikes), firms engaged in risk management, other advisory activities, logistics, wholesaling, hospitality or entertainment, and a family owned firm. More detailed information regarding firms visited will be outlined prior to travel. Students must be appropriately attired to match company culture, ask intelligent questions, and present G. Brint Ryan College of Business gifts of appreciation.

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. Our students are prepared to walk about 5 miles per day. Cross-country buses or trains are used at the airport or moving from one location to another.

ACADEMICS
  • Earn 3 UNT credits while abroad
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA

Course: BLAW 3430, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Location: London, Edinburgh

Contact: Russell Welch, Russell.Welch@unt.edu

Website: Eagles Abroad: Business Law in London

BLAW 3430, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, is being offered in London during Maymester 2019. Spend Maymester living in one of the most vibrant cities on earth- London! Observe how financial transactions are conducted in the UK while completing a core required course.

THE PROGRAM

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. Cap off the experience with a weekend in Edinburgh.

Students will depart the US on May 12, classes begin May 13 and end May 31 with return to the US on June 1. Classes will typically meet for 3-4 hours per day on weekdays with occasional guest speakers on topics of interest and 2-3 excursions to relevant locations in or around London (hopefully, to include a visit to Parliament). Students will live in apartments with other students while classes will be conducted at a central location. During free time students are encouraged to explore the art, culture and other offerings of one of the world's most vibrant cities. The last weekend will include an excursion to Edinburgh, Scotland.

ACADEMICS
  • Earn 3 UNT credits while abroad
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA

Course: FINA 3770, Introduction to Finance

Location: London

Contact: Lisa McDaniel, Lisa.McDaniel@unt.edu

Website: Eagles Abroad: Finance in London

The course is intended to provide students with an overview of the basic concepts and principles of corporate finance and financial mathematics, with particular emphasis on risk, rates of return, valuation and financial analysis, and the opportunity to practice problem-solving skills to solve common financial problems. Topics include business structure, financial statements, interest and present value calculations, financial information analysis and financial 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 for London May 12, 2019. Program Begins May 13, 2019 and ends June 1st.

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

Course: ACCT 2020, Managerial Accounting

Location: London

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

Website: Eagles Abroad: Managerial Accounting in London

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 for London May 12, 2019. Program Begins May 13, 2019 and ends June 1st.

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

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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