• International Summer Program Rafael Altamira

    SUMMER BUSINESS PROGRAM 2018
    from June 26 to July 19

     

    Venue: University of Alicante campus.

    GERMÁN BERNÁCER BUILDING (N. 36 Campus map)
     

    Contact hours: 76 hours
     

    Certificates:

    -  Certificate of Attendance (minimum of 80% attendance, will be handed in the last day of class)
    - Certificate of Achievement: Students need to pass their evaluation to obtain this certificate, it will be delivered
    after receiving final grades before the end of October 2018.

    Requirements: Intermediate English Level
     

    Registration: From March 15 until the course is full.
    Online registration available:
    www.isp.ua.es

     

    E-mail: summercourses@ua.es
     

     

    DIRECTOR: Felipe Ruiz Moreno
                  Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
                  Universidad de Alicante.

    CO-DIRECTOR:
    Gay Albright.
               College of Business.
                University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

     

    DESCRIPTION

    This four-week program, completely taught in English, is a unique opportunity for cross-cultural socialization between American and European students since classes are composed of students coming from the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) and students from different European universities, including the University of Alicante. The program consists of two modules (please, read further details below), one offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia and one offered by the University of Alicante, during a four-week period. Each module comprises two courses; students participating in the program must attend one course of each module.

     

    The SBP includes several company and institutional visits:

    • EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office)  in Alicante
    • Foortwear Manufacturing  Company  in Elche
    • Guided winery visit in Monóvar

    All   guided visits are part of the SBP program (mandatory, class hours) and they include several meetings with different managers and business representatives.

    Please, be advised that company visits are SUBJECT TO CHANGE depending on external factors (companies,  representatives, etc)

     

            

    SCHEDULE

    Classes run from Mondays through Thursdays (Fridays off) except the first week of the course (we will have class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and company visits on Friday 29.

    - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (from 9:00 to 13:30): Classes on campus

    -   Tuesday: company visits


    Classes are all in English and taught in the morning:
      9:00 to 11:00 Class Module A (Missouri)
    11:00 to 11:30 BREAK
    11:30 to 1:30 Class Module B (Alicante)

     

    CLASSROOM

    GERMÁN BERNÁCER BUILDING (N. 36 Campus map)
     

     

    MODULE A
    University of Missouri


    - Course 1: Management 3901, Special Topics in Management: International Business (Faculty: Prof. Scott Christianson, University of Missouri)

    This course is designed to assist students in understanding how successful managers must lead international firms in a world of increased global competition.   We will explore how history, political science, economics, geography, and sociology as well as the traditional disciplines of business such as marketing and finance all influence how to best manage the people of a global enterprise.

    Included is an overview of globalization, differences in culture, ethics, development of global managers, and the management of human resources across borders.  By the end of this course, students’ cultural knowledge of Spain, the European Union, and the conduct of international business should have grown.

    Course 2: Finance 3000, Corporate Finance ( Faculty:  Joe Hegger, University of Missouri)

    Course Description: Financial decision-making in a corporate environment. Time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management and financial instruments issued by the firm.

    Course objectives: The course introduces the basic theoretical concepts in corporate finance and their application to corporate financing and investment decisions.


    MODULE B
    Universidad de Alicante


    - Course 1: Current issues in Intercultural Management: Leading Across Multinational Organizations (Faculty: Prof. Pilar Barra Hernández, University of Alicante)


    Managers and business people must deal with the complexity of cultural differences. Business customs and practices are different around the world. Knowing how people and companies behave could be the key to success.  The objective of this course is to equip students with the tools to lead across a variety of cultures –effectively and confidently. The course will focus on: 1) introducing how national culture influences corporate culture; 2) recognizing cultural differences and their importance on business relationships;  3)  exploring intercultural communication;  4) learning both business etiquette and the way to negotiate; 5) analyzing the keys to improve business negotiations. This course provides a comprehensive view of Spanish business culture and behavior. Besides, real examples will be used to compare both corporate cultures and business behaviors around the world.


    - Course 2: Current issues in International Marketing: International Marketing and Marketing in the European Union (Faculty: María Dolores de Juan Vigaray, Felipe Ruiz Moreno. Department of Marketing, University of Alicante)


    This course examines three relevant applications of Marketing principles: 1) Tourism Marketing, which focuses on the tourism marketing and its singular traits, explores the tourism marketing strategies that will have an impact on the future of the industry, and provides a local and global perspective on tourism marketing issues. 2) EU Marketing, where a global overview of European Marketing is provided, with European marketing strategies, understanding how the consumer mind works in a global market like Europe. 3) International marketing and its application to international business. For a growing number of companies, being international is no longer a luxury but a necessity for economic survival. These and other issues affecting the world economy, trade, markets, and competition will be discussed.

     

    ORGANIZED WITH

     

     


    Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Empresarials
    Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales

     

     

     

     

     

     

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