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International Business Course to Tour India in April

 IBU540 (International Experience) is the one business course that turns the world into a classroom.

Juan Espana, Ph.D., lead faculty for international business in the National University School of Business and Management, has guided his students all over the globe in the last few years, touring companies, universities and cultural sites in China, Brazil and Europe. This year, his IBU540 course is travelling to India.

The ten-day excursion, which counts as an elective for the MBA, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and Bachelor and Master of Public Administration degrees, as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies offered through the National University College of Letters and Sciences, departs on April 13.

Students in Professor Espana’s class will arrive in India’s capital city, Delhi, on Monday, April 14. A visit to the President’s house and the Parliament building will be included in the first day’s itinerary. On Tuesday, the class will board an express train to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Wednesday’s activities include a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology; and then on Thursday, April 17, students will fly to Bangalore – a center for India’s high tech industry boom.

Activities for Friday, April 18 include a corporate tour and an afternoon of sightseeing. On Saturday, the class flies to Bangalore/Hyderabad to visit HITEC City (Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City). On Sunday, a tour of the 16th Century Golconda Fort is scheduled. Monday, April 21 takes the class to Mumbai – the wealthiest and most populous city in India. It is considered to be the country’s commercial and entertainment capital.

Tuesday, April 22 is reserved for a factory tour in Pune and a visit to the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies for an interactive session with faculty and students. Following a morning of leisure on Wednesday, students will tour Dharavi, a unique economic region also known as Asia’s largest “slum.” Then it’s its back to Delhi, for the long air flight home.

Additional activities in the ten-day schedule include a visit to Tata, the parent company of Jauar and Land Rover, and feature popular destinations such as Lodi Gardens, Elephanta Island and Bollywood.

For more information on pricing and course credit, or to register for April’s IBU540 class, contact Tess De la Garma in the School of Business and Management at tdelagarma@nu.edu, or at (619) 563-7282.