Emerging Economy of India
Bangalore, India, May 18-May 27, 2012
Outsourcing has been growing at a fast pace since the Internet-driven economy explosion began in the late 1990s. Firms attempt to reduce costs, as they are under extreme demands by shareholders to increase value of the firms and to keep up with the intense global competition. Effects of outsourcing on the American economy have been substantial and India leads in benefiting from American outsourcing. This course provides students with an opportunity to study and learn about the emerging economy of India which is a prime target for outsourcing for many U.S. corporations. This course also focuses on the effects of the outsourcing on the value of the firm through cost minimization by utilizing a well-structured outsourcing strategy. As part of the course, students will visit two cities in India in the region laved as the Silicon Valley of the East. The students will also study the Indian management approaches in an emerging environment and will recognize the business challenges and opportunities that exist in India today.
Bamboozling. There’s simply no other word that convincingly captures the enigma that is India. With its in-your-face diversity, from snow-dusted mountains to sun-washed beaches, tranquil temples to feisty festivals, lantern-lit villages to software-supremo cities, it’s hardly surprising that this country has been dubbed the world’s most multidimensional. Love it or loathe it, and most visitors see-saw between the two, India promises to jostle your entire being, and no matter where you go or what you do, it’s a place you’ll never forget.
Home to more than one billion people, the subcontinent bristles with an eclectic mélange of ethnic groups, which translates into an intoxicating cultural cocktail for the traveller. For those seeking spiritual sustenance, India has oodles of sacrosanct sites and stirring philosophical epics, while history buffs will encounter gems from the past almost everywhere – from grand vestiges of the British Raj serenely peering over swarming spice bazaars, to crumbling fortresses looming high above plunging ravines. Meanwhile, aficionados of the great outdoors can paddle in the shimmering waters of one of many balmy beaches, scout for big jungle cats on a blood-pumping wildlife safari, or simply inhale pine-scented air on a meditative forest walk. And then there’s the food! From squidgy South Indian idlis (fermented rice cakes) to zesty north Indian curries, foodies can look forward to savoring a seductive smorgasbord of specialties. With one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, India has certainly made giant strides over the past decade.
Exerts about India from Lonely Planet
This course is taught by Dr. C.P Kartha, professor from the School of Management.
Eligibility & Prerequisites
- All undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply
- All majors are eligible to apply
- Guest students are eligible to apply
- No GPA requirements.
This is a 3-credit course being offered in the Summer 2012 term. Students are required to register for one of the following courses:
- INT 394 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (undergraduate)
- INT 594 - Special Topic in Study Abroad (graduate)
- BUS 480 - Special Topics in International Business Study Abroad (undergraduate)
- MGT 580 - Special Topics in International Business Study Abroad (graduate)
The cost of this program is $1,595. This includes
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, & occasional dinners)
- Health Insurance
- Cultural Activities
- Transportation in India
There is a $300 enrollment deposit required at the time of application. Students are required to submit full payment of program fee by March 9, 2012. To determine an estimate of all costs, please click here to download a sample budget form.
NOTE*: Not included in the program fee: Tuition Charges, Passport, airfare
Application deadline: December 16, 2011
50% of program fee: February 17, 2012
Remainder of program fee: March 9, 2012
Cancelations & Refunds
Students who withdraw on or before February 17, 2012 are eligible to receive $200 from the enrollment deposit. Any withdrawals must be done in writing and submitted to the Office of Study Abroad. There will be no refunds after February 17, 2012. Students who withdraw after February 17, 2012 will be responsible for paying the full program fee.
Scholarships are available to eligible students. To learn more and apply, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships.
For more Information, please contact:
Dr. C.P. Kartha
School of Management3180 William S. White Building
* Fees are subject to change due to currency exchange rates