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Ervin Starr

Spring 2012

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Students tired of discussing business in a classroom might try … India!  Get hands-on experience in international business, and become cognizant of international cultural differences.   BUA 495 offers students a rare opportunity to create their own learning contract through an independent study in business.  Students create their own customized course that is tailored to their own specific learning needs and interests.  Each student contract will focus either on economic development and social entrepreneurship or international business in a large emerging market.  Throughout the year, students will learn how to conduct themselves in a business meeting in India.  Though weekly classes are indeed held within a Roberts classroom, the last stretch brings students to southwest India, where they will spend 10 days testing their skills in an authentic, trans-cultural business environment.



Educational Highlights

The journey to southwest India includes stops in cities like Bangladore, Theethipalayam Post in Coimbatore, and Tamil Nadu. Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka, is India's third most populated city and is a major economic and cultural hub.  Eat delicious Indian cuisine, visit ancient temples, and shop the city's busy commercial centers.  Bordering Karnataka is the state of Tamil Nadu, which sits on the southern-most tip of India. 



In addition to regular tuition, there is a $3000 travel fee.  $1500 is due at the beginning of the fall semester so that plane tickets can be ordered as soon as possible, ensuring the least expensive airfare.  Students who join the class later may be subjected to higher travel fees.


More Information  For more information, contact Dr. Ervin Starr at starr_ervin@roberts.edu.