THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS
Doing Business with the United States: Latin American Perspectives offers students a distinctive “reverse image” examination of, perhaps, the most vexing challenge for businesses operating internationally—the influence of cultures on a firm’s ability to find success in international/global markets. However, whereas most international business courses examine culture through a U.S. lens, the tables are turned here. The focus is on Latin American perspectives on working with U.S. firms and managers. What are the challenges Latin American firms and managers have when dealing with U.S. firms, business practices, and culture?
In effect, this course puts U.S. culture under the microscope in an effort to help students better understand how our culture influences international business. In pursuing this objective students will have an opportunity to listen to managers from Peru, Argentina, and Chile as they reflect on experiences in a range of international business engagements including international supply chain relationships, partnerships and joint ventures, franchising and other shared governance arrangements, and distinctive customer relationships (foreign governments as customers to U.S. firms). This course also examines Latin American firm experiences in entering and operating in the US market.
The class will be led by Peter Young
, Professor of Management, 3M Chair in International Business
Application Procedures & Deadlines
For more information
- Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
- Login using your St. Thomas username and password
- Submit your application as soon as possible before the application deadline of Monday, October 19. If space remains after October 19, qualified students may be added if space allows
- Applications will be reviewed once all application materials have been received, and approved students are notified ASAP.
- A waitlist of approved students will be established once 25 students are approved.
- Download and review the Graduate Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures. You are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by its content even if the program is virtual.
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For questions regarding application procedures, contact the graduate business student services office at OCBGradServices@stthomas.edu or 651-962-4200.
Cancellation* and Refund Policy
Tuition will be refunded according to the on-campus J-Term 2021 deadlines. For the $450 program fee, the cancellation and refund policy is as follows.
- Through November 1, 2020 Full refund.
- Through December 1, 2020 50% refund of the program fee.
- After December 1, 2020 NO REFUND. You are responsible for the full program cost. 100% of program costs will be charged to your student account.
*All cancellations must be submitted in writing from your St. Thomas e-mail account to firstname.lastname@example.org and to OCBGradServices@stthomas.edu. Under no circumstances are cancellations accepted by phone, in person, or through a third party.