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Quinlan School of Business

Study Abroad

Continue to sharpen your leadership skills through an intensive study abroad experience at Quinlan.

Our study abroad courses will help you develop the global, cross-cultural perspective needed by today’s leaders. You’ll gain key insights into international business, while also developing a strong network comprised of your classmates and the business professionals you’ll meet while abroad.

Study abroad courses are open to both part-time and full-time students for full academic credit. Classes are taught by our top professors and are offered in a variety of disciplines.

2016-17 Graduate Study Abroad Courses

CourseLocationProfessorTermTravel DatesApplication
MARK 561
Comparative Consumer
Behavior and Marketing in Southeast Asia
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Clifford Shultz Winter 2016 January 2-12, 2017 

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MARK 569
Global Branding
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Spain Linda Tuncay-Zayer Spring 2017 March 4 - 11, 2017
HRER 500/MGMT 479
HR Managment and Employment Relations in Mexico
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Mexico Arup Varma & Peter Norlander Spring 2017 March 5 - 12, 2017
SCMG 799
Global Supply Chain Management
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Italy Michael Hewitt & John Nicholas Summer 2017 May 27 – June 3, 2017 Apply Now →
ECON 599/FINC 599
The European Union: Economic and Financial Developments
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Italy A. G. Malliaris Summer 2017 June 3 - 10, 2017 Apply Now →

Application Process:

  • Bring a completed course application and a copy of the identification page from your passport to the Quinlan Graduate Programs office in Schreiber Center, Suite 320, or email both to QuinlanGrad@luc.edu.
  • Submit the student activity fee. The student activity fee (including deposit) can be submitted here
  • Register for Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), an international emergency medical insurance plan. All students are required to enroll in CISI prior to going on a study abroad trip, per Loyola's travel insurance requirement.

Questions on the application process? Contact the Graduate Business Programs Office at 312.915.6124 or QuinlanGrad@luc.edu.

MARK 561: Comparative Consumer Behavior and Marketing in Emerging Southeast Asia

 Professor: Cliff Shultz
Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand
Travel Dates: January 2-12, 2017

Course Description

The primary objectives of this course are as follows.

  1. Introduce students to the interactive concepts of marketing, political economy, and culture; and their dynamic relation to consumer behavior in emerging Southeast Asia.
  2. Enable students to understand cultural, political, legal, and economic issues and appropriate business practices at corporate, national, transnational, and global levels.
  3. Provide insights on effective marketing and management decision-making in unfamiliar or cross-cultural settings, particularly with respect to distinct Southeast Asian contexts and consumption dynamics in them.
  4. Give students unique experiences with cultural immersion, which will result in personal transformation and a greater appreciation for the challenges, wonders, and opportunities in one of the most compelling regions of the world.

The course is broken into components. The first is approximately 8-12 hours of contact-time prior to departure to Vietnam to brief students on the history, politics, economics, culture, marketing, and CB dynamics of the countries to be visited, and to be certain that all paperwork (e.g., passports, visas, payments, liability forms, etc.) has been administered. The second major component of the course is the time and activities overseas. During that time, all students are expected to participate in ALL meetings, presentations, and travel required of the course.

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Student Activity Fee: TBD. Includes double-occupancy in quality hotels, breakfasts, many other meaks, inter-country travel and transfers in SEA, full academic program, and several cultural excursions.

Special Note: Pre-trip classes and post-trip classes are required.

MARK 569: Global Branding

 Professor: Linda Tuncay-Zayer
Location: Madrid & Seville, Spain
Travel Dates: March 4 - 11, 2017

Course Description:

Offered as a Special Topics course, this course will expose students to the challenges and opportunities of branding efforts in a global setting.

Students will learn how to apply branding concepts to a global context. They will gather and analyze consumer insight in relation to a brand of their choice and evaluate its feasibility of launching in Spain.

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HRER 500/MGMT 479: HR Management and Employment Relations in Mexico

 Professors: Arup Varma & Peter Norlander
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Travel Dates: March 5-12, 2017

Course Description: 

This course will study global and comparative employment relations and human resources management in Mexico. Immersion in the regulatory, cultural, and business environment in Mexico presents a unique opportunity for students to interact directly with local experts and businesses that operate under different HRER system(s) than found in the U.S. Guadalajara is at the center of Mexico’s attempt to enter the highly-skilled global IT services industry. The IT Enabled Services (ITES) sector in Mexico is underdeveloped at the present, and it is expected to grow significantly.

The course will feature on-site visits to businesses and nonprofit organizations to review local practices first-hand. Lectures will be jointly conducted by faculty from Loyola University Chicago and ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara. Loyola Chicago students will participate in joint case analyses with ITESO students.

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SCMG 799: Global Supply Chain Management

 Professors: Michael Hewitt & John Nicholas
Location: Rome, Italy
Travel Dates: May 27 - June 3, 2017

Course Description

This course addresses the challenges in managing operations in manufacturing and service organizations in a global context. The focus will be on a firm’s ability to coordinate its product design, production, distribution, and supply chain partners to meet the demands of markets and customers globally. Particular emphasis will be placed on cultural, economic, logistical, and geographical issues in dealing with customers, suppliers, and producers around the world. For example, designing efficient global operations that also accommodate local complexities.

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ECON 599/FINC 599: The European Union: Economic and Financial Developments

 Professor: A. G. Malliaris
Location: Rome, Italy
Travel Dates: June 3 - 10, 2017

Course Description

In this advanced course, student will conduct an in-depth analysis of the European Union. The European Union has experienced a major economic and financial shock with the Brexit vote in June 2016. In this course, students will conduct a critical analysis of past trade and monetary arrangements among major European countries that culminated with the introduction of the Euro in 1999. The economic and financial advantages and disadvantages of the Euro will be evaluated. The global financial crisis of 2007-09 and its severe challenges on both the financial markets and governments of the EU will be studied. Possible future scenarios will also be deliberated.

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