Study international business from a Western European perspective! Two courses, International Human Resources Management and International Economics, will be offered at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany (near Florence), where students will live and study. A combination of lectures, case studies, reports, discussions, and tours will provide students with an understanding of international business practices and cultural differences between Western Europe and the United States.
NB: This program is being run in conjunction with UNC Charlotte. UTK students will be in classes with UNC Charlotte Students.
This program meets on campus prior to the departure date listed above.
Management 472, International Human Resource Management, is an advanced introduction to issues in international human resource management. It focuses on critical issues facing organizations in simultaneously managing their human resources at home and abroad. International Business 429, International Economics, covers the basic theories and analytical constructs of international trade and finance. It will enable each student to understand economic strategies and tactics firms can use when competing in the global marketplace.
The courses are designed for business majors in the international business collateral. Students from other international programs, such as the Language and World Business Program, are invited to enroll. Pre-requisites include BA 361 or permission of instructor. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 321 and Economics 429.
The program fee includes excursions to Florence, Venice, Siena, Assisi and Orvieto.
Students will be housed at the Santa Chiara Study Center in triple and quadruple rooms.