Emerging Markets Field Study
Emerging Markets Field Study (EMFS) courses are available for ONLY undergraduate students. An EMFS course provides a global perspective and an opportunity to gain hands-on international experience with multinational and international companies.
Bus Adm 4798 Emerging Markets Field Study - PANAMA
The Undergraduate EMFS course (Bus Adm 4798) gives students the opportunity to learn about businesses in emerging markets, and experience their operations and challenges first-hand. Class attendance is required, as is the field trip, which involves visiting a variety of companies as well as some cultural activities.
The EMFS course is available to students enrolled at The Ohio State University who meet the following qualifications:
- Undergraduate Student (Honors Students will receive preference but is not a requirement)
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater
- International Students: Are able to obtain a passport and travel visa (if a visa is required)
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
- BA 555 or BUSMHR 2000 (International Business) (may be taken concurrently)*
*Exceptions for business minors or non-business students can be made by instructor permission (contact email@example.com at the International Programs Office for more information)
- Students will be earn 3 semester credits for their participation in the class
- Course will count as credit for one of the following requirements:
- Global Studies (Gen Ed)
- Study abroad requirement for the International Business Specialization
- Class time will be in Autumn Semester 2013 on Monday's 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Click here to see last year's syllabus
- Travel to Panama after the end of Autumn Semester
- December 12-20, 2013 (tentative - dates may shift by one day)
- Students will visit companies such as the Panama Port Authority, Panama Railroad, COPA airlines, among others (itinerary is subject to change).
- Students will take cultural tours, such as a visit to an Embera Indian Visit, a visit to the Pacific Coast of Panama, and transit down the Panama Canal (itinerary is subject to change)
- Click here to see last year's itinerary/hotel (only for use as an example; itinerary/hotel subject to change) or here to read a blog kept by a student last year
- Costs for travel is approx. $2,300-$2,400 plus airfare (discount if at least 20 students sign-up)
- Costs include double occupancy hotel accommodations, all breakfasts, all cultural tours, ground transportation, select meals, and international health insurance.
- Program fees excludes round-trip airfare, visas, passports, vaccinations, meals not covered in the programs, and incidentals.
- The International Programs Office reserves the right to increase the study abroad program fee if the actual group price exceeds the estimated amount.
- The International Programs Offices offers a $500 fellowship to students interested in becoming Marketing Liaisons on Short Term Study Abroad trips. If you are interested, please click here.
Deadlines & Application
- Deadline: April 15, 2013 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- $500 non-refundable deposit is due to complete your application (refundable only if you are not accepted into the program)
- Final payment for program must be made in full before the first day of class (August 21)
- Applications will be evaluated based on academic standing, GPA, statement of intent, and date of application.
- Application is now open: Click here to apply
Visa and vaccinations costs (if needed) are not included
in the total price of the program. Please visit the Center for Disease Control
website for suggested vaccinations and health information for travelers. Vaccination costs can be substantial and may vary by individual and location; consider this cost before registering.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: All students holding a U.S. visa (i.e., international students/scholars) who are participating in International Programs-CIBER programs must schedule and attend an appointment to meet with an Office of International Affairs International Student Services advisor. Students who do not provide evidence of this interview within two weeks of acceptance in the program, will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not receive a refund of their initial deposit.