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Faculty-Led: International Emerging Enterprises and Markets: Brazil and the Global Arena
Curitiba, Brazil; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Puerto Iguazú, Argentina; São José dos Pinhais, 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 and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Professor Name: Dr. Robert Hisrich
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Total Estimated Cost: $3300 plus personal expenses and tuition if over Spring credit-hour cap (see for details)
Eligibility: Junior Standing, Graduate Students
Course: MIS 44187, BAD 60095
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates: March 23rd - March 31st, 2019
Application deadline:  December 7, 2018 (Program has met enrollment capacity)


Course Name and CRN: MIS 44187 International Emerging Enterprises and Market: Brazil and the Global Arena (MIS 60095 for Graduate Students)
Location(s):  Curitiba and Foz do Iguaçu, 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 23 - 31, 2019
Program highlights/ Itinerary:

Detailed Itinerary (Tentative): 
Saturday, March 23: Depart for Curitiba from the United States
Sunday, March 24: Arrive in Curitiba and check into hotel, welcome meeting
Monday, March 25: Visit Caterpillar and Renault
Tuesday, March 26: Visit Ebanx, Tour of PUCPR, University lecture and discussion on Brazilian economy by PUCPR Professor, Brazilian soccer game.
Wednesday, March 27: Visit Grupo Boticario, Volvo Trucks, Dinner at Madalosso Restaurant (second largest restaurant in the world).
Thursday, March 28: Lecture by PUCPR Professor on Doing Business in Brazil, Flight to Foz do Iguaçu
Friday, March 29: Visit Itaipu Binacional, Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls, dinner in Argentina
Saturday, March 30: Depart Foz do Iguaçu for the United States
Sunday, March 31: 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. 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: $1150 (accommodations, activities, all breakfast, mandatory health insurance, etc.)

Tuition Non-Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rate: Included unless over Spring credit-hour cap (see for details)

Estimated personal costs: $2150 (airfare to Curitiba, Curitiba to Foz do Iguaçu, and from Foz do Iguaçu, transportation to and from the airport, visa, souvenirs, most meals)

Total Estimated Cost:$3300

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: December 7, 2018 Program has met enrollment capacity
Payment deadline: $500 deposit is due prior to course registration. $650 Balance is due by January 22, 2019.
Withdrawal deadline: January 22, 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.