MSEL in Istanbul - Summer 2013
"we had many opportunities to hear from local ceos, marketing professionals, workers, and educators, and now have a greater perspective of the business environment in turkey and the overall understanding that business conditions and culture play a huge role in the success of an enterprise. i have a greater understanding of leadership, strategy, and culture and will remember the lessons i learned in istanbul throughout my career."
-MSEL Student who participated in Summer 2012 program
|Course||Professor||Dates||Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting|
|MSEL 530: Leadership in a Global Context (1.5 units)||Dr. Jaime Alonso Gomez||June 3-7 (arrive 6/2; depart 6/8).||April 19th & May 17th at noon in IPJ H&I|
MSEL 530: Leadership in a Global Context
Managing organizations and people of diverse national cultures is a critical leadership skill that enriches organizations and contributes to success in a global business environment. Emphasis is placed on viewing global awareness as a necessary operational tool to global business strategy. Attention will be devoted to critical interpersonal skills of the Global Leader, including among other things, multi-cultural communication, ethics, managing hierarchy in mixed cultures and differing views on time. Also, the course will explore the complex decision making processes associated with cross-cultural management, the context of international business, the economic and social impact of corruption and culturally-consistent leadership. Teaching methodology includes case studies, video examples, experiential exercises, role plays and discussions.
Notes about program costs:
- PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, rather a separate payment towards on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, group activities, some meals and transportation.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in Istanbul are currently estimates only. Calculations are based on double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and the current exchange rate (subject to change). Students are not required to stay at the group hotel, although it is highly recommended.
- ISTANBUL: The group hotel is The Peak Hotel. Classes will either be held at the group hotel or at a university near Taksim Square. Double rooms (shared with another student) are 45 euros/person/night and singles are 90 euros/night. Prices include internet and daily breakfast.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of Feb. 7th using Kayak. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
Accepted students will be provided with more details about airfare.
- ISTANBUL: There are two airports near Istanbul. Ataturk Airport (IST) is the main international airport in Istanbul and is on the European side of the city. Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is further from the city center and is on the Asian side of Istanbul.
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process. This is a general informational video about how to apply to the program using our online application system and is not specific to the MSEL program. Once you click on the icon you you will want to start the video by clicking on the white triangle in the center of the screen or on the black triangle in the left corner of the screen.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not specific to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 is Friday, March 1st, 2013. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the $450 program fee. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.
You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, March 8, 2013. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by March 22, 2013. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Danielle Steiner for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
US Citizens need a passport and visa to travel to Turkey. Passports should be valid for at least 90 days from the date of entry into Turkey and must have enough blank space to allow for Turkish entry and exit stamps. Beginning on January 1, 2013, if there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport, you will be denied entry into Turkey. If you are traveling as a tourist, you can purchase a tourist visa at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate outside of Turkey, or you can purchase a sticker visa at the Turkish airport or other port of entry for $20 (U.S.) cash. Information from http://www.state.gov.
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Turkey.
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