Study Abroad - International Business

Marrakesh • Casablanca • Rabat • Aix-en-Provence • Paris • Brussels • Frankfurt • Nürtingen

January 1 - January 21, 2017

The International Business study tour in Europe and Morocco was designed to give students a unique exposure to the different facets of international business and international economics. While in Europe, students will visit Daimler Benz (producer of Mercedes cars), the European Central Bank, the luxury goods makers Louis Vuitton and Chanel and the European Commission Trade policy department. In addition to this European-developed economy dimension, the study tour offers a developing country exposure in Morocco. Students will meet with local businesses, public officials in charge of economic policy and NGOs working on economic development issues, as well as CEOs of well-established companies and representatives of the one of the most successful microfinance companies in the developing world. They will attend talks from the president of the Moroccan Chapter of Transparency International and public officials in charge of business development.    

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • Management 325: International Management
  • Business 325: International Business
  • Marketing 325: International Marketing
  • Economics 325: Doing Business in Europe

Sites visited include:

France: Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille
Morocco: Marrakesh, Casablanca and Rabat 
Belgium: Brussels
Germany: Frankfurt, Nurtingen

See the full itinerary here. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

About the professor:

Aboubakr Jamaï, Dean and Professor, School of Business & International Relations
MPA, Harvard University
MBA, University of Oxford 

Professor Jamaï‘s professional career spans the business sectors of finance, economics and journalism.  He began teaching at IAU in January 2014 and became Dean of the School of Business and International Relations shortly thereafter.  He has taught political science and international journalism at American institutions of higher education.  Among the many prizes and distinctions he has received, Professor Jamaï was named Harvard University’s Nieman Fellow in 2007 and Mason Fellow in 2008.  He was also awarded the 2008 Tully Center Free Speech Prize, Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University, and the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Program Fees

All program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging, insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, Intra-European transportation to and from each city, breakfast daily and some dinners.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively will receive a $500 grant. Visit IAU's 
Scholarship website for additional details.