Focus on South America: Global Industry and Competitive Analysis
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The MBA program at UMass Boston, in collaboration with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, is pleased to announce the following international study opportunity this summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Focus on South America: Global Industry and Competitive Analysis is a 9-day, graduate-level study abroad course in which participants travel overseas to examine and apply techniques of industry and competitive analysis in South America to gain a better understanding of industry trends and company strategies in sectors of significant importance to the regional economy. Participants will meet industry leaders in finance and technology, conduct site visits to multinational corporations, tour the region and enjoy exploring the cosmopolitan flair of Buenos Aires.
In combination with readings and research topics, this international study program will include approximately 10-15 visits to various firms and companies within the Argentine economy for face-to-face meetings with CEOs and other senior management to learn about the economic and financial landscape of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students will visit firms representing various business sectors such as CitiGroup and HSBC (Banking), and IBM and SYSCO (IT). Based on the interests of the group, there will be the opportunity to customize the selection of firms to be visited. Cultural visits and activities will include a tour of Buenos Aires, a welcome dinner show with tango lessons and the option for additional visits to points of interest.
Students will receive advance access to a web portal that will house information on the various companies chosen, including articles, profiles and news stories, all of which are designed to enhance your experience while in Buenos Aires. Participants will also use this content as a resource for any case study or group work required for the course.
The Focus on South America student group will be assigned a trip manager to facilitate the meetings with firms, local travel logistics and general trip support. A representative from the College of Management will also be part of the group.
This is a great opportunity to experience another part of the world with fellow classmates and build relationships and skills that will provide you with a distinction among your peers.
Courses and Credit
Participants register for one 3-credit course:
- MBAMGT 697 Special Topics: Global Industries and Competitive Analysis in South America Markets
Students will receive 3 credits as an International Management course for completion of the Buenos Aires trip. Upon return, students will have the option to pursue an additional 3-credit Independent Study based on the trip. Please note: For the independent study, a professor will not be assigned. Students must arrange to work with a professor based on the area of study on which they choose to focus.
Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.