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International Entrepreneurship In Transitional Economies

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Country: Vietnam
Term: Maymester
Faculty and Staff: David Hudgens

Course: IBUS 490

Dates: 05/09/2021 - 05/21/2021

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This course provides participants with the opportunity to gain insights into the interdependence of business and culture in the dynamic economic setting of Vietnam with a focus on emerging markets and international entrepreneurship. Students will directly experience this setting in visits to companies and organizations involving presentations and discussions with managers, directors and executives within the organizations. Participants will visit a range of industries in the manufacturing and service sectors as well institutions of higher education. Each meeting will involve discussions with leaders and management to learn about Vietnam’s specific dimensions of investment and the corresponding enterprise.

The class will explore two key urban environments of Vietnam - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City- to gain insight into their diverse social and cultural dimensions. Students will also spend two days in the rural setting of the Mekong Delta to experience Vietnam’s cultural and environmental diversity. Special emphasis for the course is given to issues of integration, innovation, transition and transformation related to economic development, and emerging industries in Vietnam and their relationship to investment and international trade.

Application deadline: March 1

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