FSB Argentina. Photo collage: Argentina beach panorama, a house facade, an alleyway, a beach, a group photo on a stone wall, and a group photo in front of the city

Courses and Requirements

The International Programs through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the prerequisites.  Students participating in this program will take MGT 303 (3 credit hours), MGT 299 (1 credit hour), and BUS 420 (2 credit hours). 

Prerequisites:

45 earned hours by December 2014 and a 2.60 GPA.  Students must also meet the FSB Disciplinary Policy Standards (see policy).  Please note that priority will be given to rising seniors for this program.  Students must be at least 18 by the program departure date. 24 students will be enrolled in this workshop. 

First Semester Expectations: 

During first semester there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address background learning and travel tips. 

Courses Offered:

MGT 303:  Human Resource Management    (3 credit hours)

taught by Dr. Josh Schwarz

Introduction to concepts, issues, and practices of modern human resource management and their impact on organizational effectiveness.  Students develop a critical appreciation of the role human resource management plays in the dynamic environment in which organizations operate.  Topics covered include human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training and career development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and employee rights. 

MGT 299:   Doing Business in Argentina     (1 credit hour)

taught by Dr. Josh Schwarz

Understand and demonstrate how organizational HR policies are or are not internally consistent among themselves reinforcing the effectiveness of each policy or if they tend to undermine or conflict with each other.
Understand how organizational strategy in general and more specifically how HR policies are or are not consistent with that broader strategy and help or hinder implementation of that organizational strategy.

BUS 420:  FSB International Studies/Argentina    (2 credit hours)

taught by Dr. Rebecca Luzadis

The class provides an introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of the places FSB students will travel during their summer international experience.  Portions of the class are in Oxford prior to departure, and portions are held in Argentina.