The Kelley School of Business is offering a three-credit, three-week immersive international business course on the campus of Oxford University. BUS-D 365: Cross-Cultural Management is taught by Kelley professor LaVonn Schlegel, with guest lectures by Oxford faculty and executives of multinational corporations. The program is designed for you 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.
Information session: December 1, 2021, 3:00 pm in HH 2020
Program dates: July 10–July 30, 2022
About the Course
Students will earn three credits for BUS-D 365: Cross-Cultural Management. The course takes place over three weeks at St. Anne's College of Oxford University.
Participating students work on cases and, throughout the three-week course, work in groups on a small project that will be 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. This credit can be applied towards three credits of the IUB GenEd World Languages and Cultures requirement, but must be paired with another three-week/three-credit study abroad course to complete the six credit-hour 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 Oxford University, and will pay IU Bloomington summer school tuition fees.
The summer program begins Sunday, July 10, 2022, and ends Saturday, July 30, 2022. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Oxford. You should plan to arrive at Jesus College on Sunday, July 10. You will be required to check out of your room the morning of July 30. All students will stay in single dorm rooms on the campus of St. Anne’s College. Professor Schlegel and one additional Kelley staff member will also be staying on campus. The program will include several academic excursions to local companies business and cultural institutions in and around England, including sites in London.
Please see the table below for estimated costs. BUS-D 365 Cross Cultural Management is a summer course and therefore requires that the student pay three credits summer tuition fees to IU Bloomington. In addition, you will be charged $3,000 to cover housing in Oxford from July 10–30, daily breakfast, two dinners, international health insurance, and group excursions. This charge will appear on your bursar account in mid-May, although students are responsible for the $500 fee once committing to the program in March.
You will be responsible for arranging and paying for your own flights and transportation to and from Jesus College. You will also be responsible for any expenses not listed above such as remaining meals and passports.
Students will stay in single rooms at St. Anne’s College of Oxford University for the duration of the program. Daily breakfast is included.
IU tuition for three credits, airfare, most meals, and discretionary expenses are the responsibility of the student.