Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Dates: May 13 - 26, 2012, and Spring Term B (tentative)
Term: Spring 2–8 weeks
Objective: Created as a partnership between a corporate partner and the Carlson School, this program offers students the opportunity to work in teams on a live consulting project analyzing a business issue in the emerging market economy of Turkey.
The program is open to qualified University undergraduate students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application with the consent of Carlson Global Institute.
Istanbul owes its historic importance and its amazing cultural and architectural heritage to its perfect strategic location, straddling the Bosphorus straits which separate Europe and Asia Minor. Istanbul is no longer the nation's capital, but is Turkey's economic and cultural powerhouse. The fast-growing economy contributed to a flourishing arts and music scene.
Pre-departure class sessions prepare students for the international program and the corporate case. Students spend two weeks in Istanbul in class sessions and working in groups to prepare for the case presentations. During the second week students will visit corporate operations and present their recommendations to corporate management, followed by a farewell dinner, and final class sessions.
Students are housed at a centrally-located hotel in Istanbul. Students will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and a closing dinner are provided.
Participants pay $4,600 to the University of Minnesota. This fee covers administration, international health insurance, housing, all breakfasts, a few other group meals, transportation to all site visits, and round-trip airfare between Minneapolis and Istanbul. Personal travel and expenses are not covered by the course fee.
The 4 academic credits for this program are included in the tuition for students taking between 13 and 19 credits during the spring semester. If students take fewer than 13 or more than 19 credits, including this program, they will be charged the University of Minnesota per-credit resident rate for 2010–2011. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition and fees.
Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors. This information applies to 2011–2012 programs. For more information, please contact Carlson Global Institute.
To apply, please visit the Apply page.
The application cycle will start on September 15, 2011 and go through January 5, 2012. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions, space available basis. Preference will be given to Carlson School students.
Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
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