NAU in Mexico - Exposure to International Trade
Faculty - Nancy Baca and Paul Thomas
Mexicali is a border city where the industry is largely built around outsourcing requirements of the US manufacturing industry. Companies such as Coca-Cola, LG Electronics, Honeywell, GKN Aerospace, Kellogg's, Nestlé, Robert Bosch, and Goodrich Corporation have all built factories there. This course provides an opportunity to examine some of the complexities of managing in a global environment, control and servicing of outsourcing agreements, and the provision and training of labor to satisfy quality control demands. It also provides you with an occasion to experience the culture and practices of the local work-force and the opportunity to meet with Mexican professors and students.
MGT 499 (1 credit unit). This course will apply as a general elective or major/minor elective by petition.
A study abroad class in international trade integrates management with global engagement. As such, the following learning outcomes will result. You will be able to:
- Describe and compare challenges and approaches to managing global businesses.
- Evaluate international business practices.
- Explain the global business environment, including the role of culture, legal and political environments as well as corruption and ethics.
- Appreciate international cultural differences and how they affect business dealings and social relationships.
- Articulate how an international study abroad experience is relevant and beneficial to future career opportunities such as improved academic performance and increased eligibility for scholarships, grants, or internships.
Tentative Program Schedule
Details are to be determined but this program will run over spring break 2019.
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Must be 18 years old or older
Students not enrolled full-time during the spring semester will have to pay the additional cost of one unit of NAU tuition.
Includes: Accommodations, transportation, international health insurance
Application Deadline EXTENDED
February 14, 2019