The course, BUS-D 365: Cross-Cultural Management, is taught by Kelley professor LaVonn Schlegel, with guest lectures by Manchester faculty and insightful executives. The program is designed to strengthen your cross-cultural knowledge and skills. Through assignments, guest speakers, company visits, and cultural excursions, you will examine the implications of national culture on business practices, leadership approaches, communication, and interpersonal relations.
Program dates: June 16–June 29, 2024
Application opens in December 2023. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2024 at 11:59pm.
About the course
Students will earn 3 credits for BUS-D 365: Cross-Cultural Management. The course takes place over two weeks at Alliance Manchester Business School at Manchester University.
Participating students work individually and in groups throughout the two-week program. They work on cases and on a small project that is presented in class at the end of the program. The course integrates teaching and coursework, guest lectures, company visits, and cultural excursions.
The course does not fulfill the sophomore Global Foundations Core or the IUB General Education World Languages and Culture (WLC) requirement. This course may be applied as an elective credit toward the International Business co-major. Students are enrolled at IU Bloomington for BUS-D 365, not at Manchester University, and will pay IU Bloomington summer school tuition fees.
The summer program begins Sunday, June 16 and ends Saturday, June 29. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Manchester. Students should plan to arrive at Alliance Manchester Business School on Sunday, June 16. Students will be required to check out of their room the morning of June 29. All students will stay in accommodations near AMBS. Professor Schlegel and one additional Kelley staff member will also be staying in the same accommodation. The program will include several academic excursions to local companies and cultural institutions in and around the area.
See the table below for estimated costs. BUS-D 365 Cross-Cultural Management is a summer course and therefore requires that the student pay 3 credits of summer tuition fees to IU Bloomington. In addition, you will be charged $2,500 to cover housing in Manchester from June 16–29, daily breakfast, two dinners, international health insurance, and group excursions. This charge will appear on your bursar account in mid-May, although you are responsible for the $500 fee after committing to the program in February.
You will be responsible for arranging and paying for your own flights and transportation to and from Manchester. You will also be responsible for any expenses not listed above such as remaining meals and passports.
You will stay in twin room accommodations near AMBS for the duration of the program. Daily breakfast is included.
IU tuition for 3 credits, airfare, most meals, and discretionary expenses are the responsibility of the student.