International Summer Program in Management (ISPM)-Italy
Description of Location(s):
Padua, which is near Venice, is a charming small city full of winding lanes and beautiful ancient buildings. Padua is world famous for its art and the University of Padua, which is the second oldest university in the world. Because it has contained a large university for over 1000 years, Padua is very student friendly.
May 6, 2013 - June 14, 2013
Prerequisites depend on what courses are elected by the students; they are the same as when the courses are taken in Dearborn.
Language Taught In:
This program gives you the experience of living in Italy for seven weeks, not just being a tourist. Learning some Italian before you go will enhance your experience, but is not required.
The two courses for 2013 are:
MKT352 Principles of Marketing:
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credits: 3
An introductory course in the marketing activities associated with the free market system. The various components and functions of the marketing activities will be discussed in an integrated framework to provide insight into the role and scope of marketing in the business environment. The components and functions include: product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, consumer behavior and target market analysis.
OB354 Behavior in Organizations:
Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Credits: 3
To study the nature and dynamics of behavior within organizations from an open system theory viewpoint, emphasizing determinants and consequences of individual, interpersonal, small group and inter group behavior. Group discussions and role-playing techniques will be used to develop leadership skills and methods and to foster understanding of applied problems in organizational behavior.
The courses content will cover all the basic material of the course offered here in Dearborn, but examples will stress the international dimensions of marketing and organizational behavior. The University of Padua business school is ranked as Italy’s top business school from a major university. The courses are in English and taught by a team of UM-Dearborn and University of Padua professors. Enrollment in the classes will be approximately half UM-D students and half students from the University of Padua and other European schools.
Space is limited to 30 students. You can reserve your place in the program by making a $100 deposit that will be applied against the cost of the program when you attend.
To take a virtual tour of Padua, go to http://www.virtourist.com/europe/padua/index.html
Students can travel on their own on weekends.
Housing and Meals:
You will live in University of Padua housing together with your friends from UM-Dearborn. Some accommodations include small kitchens. University cafeterias are also available, and provide subsidized meals for around $4-6.
Tuition cost is the same as enrolling for the courses here in Dearborn. Airfare usually costs between $850 – $1150. Housing and meals will cost around $1960 for 7 weeks, assuming you spend around $25 per day on meals and entertainment. Many students plan independent side trips for the weekends, and these will need to be budgeted for separately.
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