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Darla Moore School of Business

  • Group of UofSC students in Vietnam, holding the UofSC flag

    Maymester Enrollment Deadline: March 1, 2022

Maymester Global Classrooms

Maymester courses meet once on campus prior to traveling abroad in May. 

Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic

Learn about the impact of political, social and economic processes taking place in Central Europe with emphasis on integration, innovation, transition and transformation issues. Examine potential for and limitations to international trade and investment while differentiating diverse cultures in Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Prague.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Paris, France; Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium

Business practices of France and Belgium are differentiated to formulate strategies for responding to the European business environment. Explore the functions of businesses in the Eurozone, especially in relation to the region’s economic troubles. Emphasis will be put on understanding the key economic and institutional differences between operations in the United States and Europe.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Munich, Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Frankfurt

Observe the unique business environment in Germany and gain insights into the German business culture with visits to companies in top industries and cultural sites. Identify Germany’s position within the European Union and the global economy, and the competitiveness of German companies on a global scale, with a particular focus on their role in South Carolina’s economic success.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Athens and Mykonos

Identify advantages and disadvantages to economic growth in Greece and explain how Greek culture affects the economy. Understand effects of the Greek financial crisis and resulting relations within the European Union. Emphasis is given to innovation in overcoming business challenges.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Florence, Rome and Sorrento (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

Prepare for the challenges of competing in the global marketplace with a particular focus on the interdependence of culture and marketing retailing in Italy. Plan and participate in discussions about specific examples of Italian retailing such as cultural tourism, destination marketing, commercial vineyards, transportation, and fashion industries.

  • Pre-requisite: MKTG 350. This course can be applied to functional or regional course requirements for international business majors. For marketing majors, this course can be applied as an elective.

Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto

Gain insights into culture and business practices through exposure to traditional and modern Japanese industries. Recognize distinct customs and observe cultural sites to understand the interdependence of history, culture and business in Japan.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington

As a small open economy, New Zealand provides a natural laboratory for understanding the effects of changing economic factors and government policy on business and economic outcomes. Standout cultural sites and business visits lead to awareness of investment flows in and out of New Zealand and an understanding of productivity and government policy on economic growth.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Oslo, Flam, Bergen and Stavanger

It is a paradox that Norway, having some of the highest oil revenues per capita, also has some of the world’s highest taxes and strictest environmental regulations. In fact, it has saved most of its oil revenues in what has become one of the world’s largest funds, all invested outside Norway. Gain an understanding of the Norwegian mindset, culture, economic policy and  business practices.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Moscow and St. Petersburg

Develop a deep understanding of the Russian business environment through a series of company visits from leading industries and meetings with business leaders and educators. Learn about the historical and cultural roots of the modern Russian state and the main challenges and opportunities for business in this country.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.
  • Open to all students. For gruaduate student information on this course, please visit the graduate global classroom page.

Bangkok, Hua Hin, and Chiang Mai

Culture, religion, history, government and international relations have impacted the economic development of Thailand over the past several decades. Discover the dynamic impact of future economic development and articulate how globalization has affected Thailand’s culture and economy.

  • This course can be applied to regional course requirements for international business majors.

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Ho Chi Minh City

Learn more about Vietnam’s dynamic economic setting with a focus on regional development and international business. Topics include issues of integration, innovation and transformation in relation to Vietnam’s economic development with emphasis on investment and international trade.

  • This course can be applied to functional or regional course requirements for international business majors.

For more information including syllabi, draft itineraries and deposit and withdrawal agreements, visit Blackboard > Organizations > Moore School Global Classrooms > Steps to Secure Your Space > Undergraduate Student


Scholarships

Deadline to apply for a Maymester Global Classroom Scholarship is Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Apply for Study Abroad scholarships. 


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