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Courses and Requirements

The Global Studies 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:

  • TRACK 1: MKT 495 (4) and BUS 420 (2) OR
  • TRACK 2: MKT 412 (3) and BUS 420 (3)

Prerequisites

TRACK 1:  MKT 291, MGT 291, FIN 301, 90 earned hours by December 2018, and a 2.70 G.P.A. by August 2018 are required for MKT 495. MKT 495 is a capstone course and requires 96 hours at the time of enrollment to meet the capstone requirement.

TRACK 2:  MKT 291, 45 earned hours by December 2018, and a 2.50 G.P.A. by August 2018 are required for MKT 412.

Students must be at least 18 years old by the program departure date. 30 students will be enrolled in each track.  

First Semester Expectations

During first semester there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address some course work as well as travel and cultural preparation.

Courses Offered

Track 1

MKT 495: Strategy Works (4 credit hours)  

Prerequisites: MKT 291, MGT 291 and FIN 301

Taught by: Dr. Terri Barr

This marketing strategy practicum will provide students an opportunity to integrate and apply marketing planning and strategic concepts to real-world problems while developing skills in teamwork, written and oral communication, critical thinking, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.

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

Taught by: Dr. Terri Barr

The class provides and introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of Australia, while students travel on the FSB International program. Survey of the interrelationships of world business operations; an introduction to current conceptual perspectives; cultural, political/legal and economic constraints, the international financial and trade frameworks, and the problems, challenges, and opportunities facing the multinational corporation in a particular country or region of the world.
Prerequisite: enrollment in School of Business Australia winter term international program.

Track 2

MKT 412: Sustainable Marketing MGT (3 credit hours)

Prerequisite:  MKT 291

Taught by: Robert Dahlstrom

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the role of sustainability in marketing strategy. We use the triple bottom line perspective to cast sustainability as the simultaneous pursuit of financial, social/relational, and environmental performance. The course provides an assessment of current efforts to pursue sustainability with a primary focus on the interaction of the marketing organization with the environment. In the process, we investigate the interaction between consumption and the physical environment. We examine specific marketing tactics employed by firms seeking to maximize triple bottom line performance. We subsequently address consumption processes in the household, industrial, services, and transportation sectors of the economy.

BUS 420: FSB International Studies/Australia (3 credit hours)

Taught by: Robert Dahlstrom

The class provides and introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of Australia, while students travel on the FSB International program. Survey of the interrelationships of world business operations; an introduction to current conceptual perspectives; cultural, political/legal and economic constraints, the international financial and trade frameworks, and the problems, challenges, and opportunities facing the multinational corporation in a particular country or region of the world.
Prerequisite: enrollment in School of Business Australia winter term international program.