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Faculty-Led: International Emerging Enterprises and Markets: Brazil and the Global Arena
Curitiba, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Program Description:
Program Description:
International Emerging Enterprises and Markets: Brazil and the Global Arena
Curitiba, Brazil

Professor Name: Dr. Robert Hisrich

Total Estimated Cost: $2850 plus personal expenses and tuition if over Spring credit-hour cap (see for details)Group Photo at Renault
Eligibility: Junior Standing, Graduate Students
Course: MIS 44187, BAD 60095
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates: March 21 - 29, 2020
Application deadline:  January 16, 2020


Course Name and CRN: MIS 44187 International Emerging Enterprises and Market: Brazil and the Global Arena (MIS 60095 for Graduate Students)
Location(s):  Curitiba, Brazil
KSU Sponsoring College: College of Business Administration
Course Description: The goal of this study abroad program is to provide an understanding of the many aspects of doing business in and from Brazil by visiting country-specific companies and multinationals, major banks and other financial organizations, and having seminars from professors of PUCPR, a partner university with Kent State University, in the American School.



When: March 21 - 29, 2020
Program highlights/ Itinerary:

Detailed Itinerary (Tentative): 
Saturday, March 21: Depart for Curitiba from the United States
Sunday, March 22: Arrive in Curitiba and check into hotel, welcome meeting
Monday, March 23: Visit Caterpillar and Renault
Tuesday, March 24: Visit Ebanx, Tour of PUCPR, University lecture and discussion on Brazilian economy by PUCPR Professor, Brazilian soccer game
Wednesday, March 25: Visit Grupo Boticario, Volvo Trucks, Dinner at Madalosso Restaurant (second largest restaurant in the world).
Thursday, March 26: Lecture by PUCPR Professor on Doing Business in Brazil, Visit Itaipu Binacional
Friday, March 27: Trip to Brazilian Rain Forest by train through the Serra Do Mer Mountains, Traditional Brazilian Lunch, Visit company that makes famous Brazilian spirit – “Cachaca”.
Saturday, March 28: Depart Curitiba for the United States
Sunday, March 29: Arrive in the United States



Requirements: MIS 24163, Junior standing, Special Approval
Maximum capacity: 24


Double occupancy at Transamerica Prime Batel; includes breakfast every day. Two group meals will be provided, but all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, make arrangements with your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings may be limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly. 

Program Fee Breakdown:  $900 (accommodations, activities, all breakfast, mandatory health insurance, etc.)

Tuition: Included unless over Spring credit-hour cap (see for details)

Estimated personal costs: $1950 (round trip airfare, transportation to and from the airport, visa, souvenirs, most meals)

Total Estimated Cost: $2850

Payment Instructions: Excluding the $60 application fee, all program fee payments can be paid via:
Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education and for College of Business Administration students through the CoBA International Programs Office


Application deadline: January 16, 2020
Payment deadline: $500 deposit is due by January 16, 2020. $400 Balance is due by January 17, 2020.
Withdrawal deadline: January 17, 2019


Faculty name: Dr. Robert Hisrich
Phone:   330-672-2772

Brief Bio:

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., former Director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, received his B.A. in English and Science from DePauw University and his MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Hisrich also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University (Russia) and the University of Miskolc (Hungary).

His global experience includes being a visiting and honorary professor at more than eight universities in six different countries. Dr. Hisrich has authored or co-authored 36 books, including International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture (3rd edition) to be published in late February by Sage Publications. His other books include Corporate Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship: Value Creation, Protection, and Capture (2nd edition), Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Government, Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a New Enterprise (translated into thirteen languages and now in its ninth edition), Entrepreneurial Finance: A Global Perspective and Marketing for Entrepreneurs and SMEs: An International Approach.

Hisrich has written more than 300 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management, and marketing, which have appeared in such journals as The Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, American Psychologist, California Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Research.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.