U.S. Department of State
STUDY ABROAD COSTA RICA 2012

TRAN 360: DOING BUSINESS IN COSTA RICA

This course will introduce students to the cultural, legal and business environments in Costa Rica. The course will focus on the practical issues that a foreigner will encounter in conducting business in international venues, focusing on managing in a developing or transition economy in a third world country, and combining the academic research and skills with the experience and wisdom of management practitioners. They will also visit companies in Costa Rica where managers will share their experiences about doing business in the country.

INTB 360: SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES IN COSTA RICA

This course will provide students with knowledge on how sustainability is managed in Costa Rican businesses. It will also allow students to interact with locals and learn how the Costa Rican consumers are ready for green products. We will also do a comparison of Costa Rican sustainability practices with the American practices.

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WE WILL MEET ON THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE TRIP TO START LECTURES, OAKS WILL BE OUR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION AND POSTING MATERIALS ONLINE!

METHODOLOGY

Both courses are hands-on and require a lot of interaction of students with the local culture. Students will be required to ask locals to complete questionnaires that will generate data for course analysis and comparisons. We will also visit companies ranging from Big Multinational Companies to small family-owned businesses.