Customized/Faculty Led Programs

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Office of International Student Exchange and Foreign Study Trips (OISE and FST) provides students with opportunities to enhance their knowledge about international cultures and international business practices. This is done by visiting business entities, universities, and government institutions.

These trips will help students develop awareness and realize the importance and benefits of a global perspective by participating in cultural activities, seminars delivered by international corporations and universities, and complementary campus activities.

Faculty Led Program: Chile

Customized Program Travel Dates: August 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Customized Program Class Registration: Fall 2015
Area(s) of Study: Open to all disciplines (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: TBA
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: TBA
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: TBA
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Information: AK Sharif Email or JSOM 11.105B
Faculty Leader: Dr. Marilyn Kaplan Email

Course Description:

Undergraduate: IMS 3V91 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America (1-3 semester hours). This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Latin America. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate: IMS6v91 Regional Area Studies: Latin America (1-3 semester hours). History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Latin America and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Faculty Led Program: Cuba

Customized Program Travel Dates: March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2015 (Spring Break, 2015)
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2015
Area(s) of Study: Open to all disciplines (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: November 15, 2014
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: November 15, 2014
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Information: AK Sharif Email or JSOM 11.105B
Faculty Leader: Mr. Tom Henderson Email

Course Description:

Undergraduate: IMS 3V95 Regional Management Area Studies: North America (1-3 semester hours). This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in North America. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate: IMS6v95 Regional Area Studies: North America (1-3 semester hours). History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in North America and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


Faculty Led Program: Japan

Customized Program Travel Dates: March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2015 (Spring Break, 2015)
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2015
Area(s) of Study: Open to all disciplines (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: November 15, 2014
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: November 15, 2014
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Information: AK Sharif Email or JSOM 11.105B
Faculty Leader: Dr. Seunghyun Lee Email

Course Description:

Undergraduate: IMS 3V93 Regional Management Area Studies: Asia (1-3 semester hours). This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Asia. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate: IMS6v93 Regional Area Studies: Asia (1-3 semester hours). History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Asia and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


Faculty Led Program: Germany/Austria

Customized Program Travel Dates: May 16, 2015 to May 25, 2015
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2015 (2nd 8-week session)
Area(s) of Study: Open to all disciplines (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: January 15, 2015
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: January 31, 2015
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: November 15, 2014
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Information: AK Sharif Email or JSOM 11.105B
Faculty Leader: Dr. Shawn Alborz Email and Dr. Marilyn Kaplan Email

Course Description:

Undergraduate: IMS 3V92 Regional Management Area Studies: Europe (1-3 semester hours). This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Europe. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate: IMS6v92 Regional Area Studies: Europe (1-3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Europe and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

August 2014 – U.K.

Customized Program Travel Dates: August 14, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Customized Program Class Registration: Fall 2014
Area(s) of Study: All disciplines (Undergraduate + Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: May 09, 2014
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: May 23, 2014
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: May 09, 2014
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Submission (Customized Program + IEFS Scholarship): JSOM 2.204
Faculty Leader: Dr. Marilyn Kaplan

Undergraduate Course Number and Description:
IMS 3V92 Regional Management Area Studies: Europe (3 semester hours) This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Europe. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate Course Number and Description:
IMS6v92 Regional Area Studies: Europe (3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Western Europe and their place in the world economy.
Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


November 2014 – India

Customized Program Travel Dates: November 22, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Customized Program Class Registration: Fall 2014
Area(s) of Study: All disciplines (Undergraduate + Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: May 09, 2014
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: May 23, 2014
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: May 09, 2014
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Submission (Customized Program + IEFS Scholarship): JSOM 2.204
Faculty Leader: Dr. Abhijit Biswas

Undergraduate Course Number and Description:
IMS 3V93 Regional Management Area Studies: Asia (3 semester hours) This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Asia. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate Course Number and Description:
IMS6v93 Regional Area Studies: Asia (3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Asia and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

March 2014 – Japan

Customized Program Travel Dates: March 08, 2014 to March 16, 2014
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2014
Area(s) of Study: Supply Chain Management and PMBA (Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: October 31, 2013
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Submission (Customized Program + IEFS Scholarship): JSOM 3.207
Faculty Leader: Dr. Shawn Alborz

Graduate Course Number and Description:
IMS6v93 Regional Area Studies: Asia (3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Asia and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


May 2014 – Poland/Slovakia

Customized Program Travel Dates: May 18, 2014 to May 27, 2014
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2014
Area(s) of Study: All disciplines (Undergraduate + Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: October 31, 2013
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Submission (Customized Program + IEFS Scholarship): JSOM 2.204
Faculty Leader: Dr. Habte Woldu

Undergraduate Course Number and Description:
IMS3V92 Regional Management Area Studies: Europe (3 semester hours) This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Europe. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate Course Number and Description:
IMS6v92 Regional Area Studies: Europe (3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Western Europe and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.


May 2014 – China/South Korea

Customized Program Travel Dates: May 18, 2014 to May 27, 2014
Customized Program Class Registration: Spring 2014
Area(s) of Study: All disciplines (Undergraduate + Graduate)
Customized Program Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Down payment (750 USD) Charged at the UTD Bursar Deadline: October 31, 2013
IEFS Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Trip Cost: 2,500 USD (estimated) + Airfare
Application Submission (Customized Program + IEFS Scholarship): JSOM 2.204
Faculty Leader: Dr. Seunghyun Lee

Undergraduate Course Number and Description:
IMS 3V93 Regional Management Area Studies: Asia (3 semester hours) This course familiarizes students with the historical, social, economic, and political background of nations in Asia. Students will learn about the business environment of the area and participate in seminars on firms that operate in and have an economic impact in the area.

Graduate Course Number and Description:
IMS6v93 Regional Area Studies: Asia (3 semester hours) History of economic development and overview of current participation of firms in Asia and their place in the world economy. Prerequisite: IMS 6204 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Previous International Study Trips

Fall 2012: Peru
Summer 2012: China/South Korea
Spring 2012: Turkey
Summer 2011: China/South Korea, Poland/Germany
Fall 2012: India
Summer 2010: Uruguay, China/South Korea