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Made in Italy: The Culture of Italian Business

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Course: MGMT 399, Special Topics in International Management (3 credits) and/or +IS 210, Special Topics in International Studies (3 credits, fulfills a Humanities Gen Ed). This course will be added to your Spring 2016 schedule.

Instructor: Allison Ambrose, Professor of Accounting
Support Person: Jason Senjem, Professor of Managerial Studies
Dates: March 10-20, 2016 
Primary Locations: Rome, Italy (2 nights); Modena, Italy (1 night); Milan, Italy (5 nights); Venice, Italy (1 night)
Early-Bird Price (Apply and submit deposit by October 6): $3,915; Regular Price (Apply and submit deposit from October 7-November 1): $4,120  

Application deadline: November 1, 2015

Program description

This course will examine the cultural and business environment of Italy. Students will learn how businesses are run in Italy and will make comparisons to U.S. business practices. Students will make business visits and explore on their own the cities of Rome, Modena, Milan, and Venice.  

What is included

  • Three credits of tuition
  • Share of Instructor/Support Person expenses
  • Airport transportation to/from O'Hare Airport
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago to Italy
  • Transportation within Italy
  • Accommodations
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Breakfasts
  • Tours of Rome, Milan, and Venice
  • Site visits of Italian businesses
  • International health insurance

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Lunches
  • Tourist attractions not included in the group itinerary
  • Personal baggage fees
  • Souvenirs and spending money

How to apply

Application deadline - November 1, 2015. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Step 1: Complete the Online Application
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Return your completed Liability Form to the Center for International Education, Lower Cosgrove Hall
Step 3: Submit a $500 deposit to the Center for International Education, Lower Cosgrove Hall (checks payable to St. Ambrose University)

Payment deadlines and instructions

  • November 1, 2015: $500 deposit due
    Turn in your deposit to the the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). 
    Deposit checks should be made payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • December 1, 2015: $1,000 commitment fee due
    Turn in your second payment to the the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
    Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • February 15, 2016: remaining balance due
    Turn in your final payment to the the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
    Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University or pay online with credit card.
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2016 term.

Payment details

  • The $500 deposit is refundable ONLY if you are not accepted or if the program is canceled.
  • If you are accepted, all payments are non-refundable after each payment deadline.
  • The cost for this program will be added to your Spring semester bill.
  • All payments are deducted from the total program cost.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • Credit card users will incur additional service fees.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after February 15.