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CITe Study Abroad Program

India Study Abroad Program

July 18 - August 3, 2014

College of Business Administration is offering an incredible trip to India and England as part of the Study Abroad program. Explore and experience India and England with other students from The University of Akron. This program exposes students to the issues that affect the success of work in today’s flat world & global marketplace. India’s position as the global center for Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing services provides a source for diverse viewpoints on these issues. The diverse culture of India will provide a unique and rich learning environment. Students will interact with local students, visit several global companies and listen to global experts apart from visiting cultural & historic monuments.

This program exposes students to the issues that affect the success of work in today’s flat world & global marketplace. India’s position as the global center for IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services provides a source for diverse viewpoints on these issues. The diverse culture of India will provide a unique and rich learning environment.

Information Sessions schedule

  • March 18, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, CBA 371
  • March 21, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, CBA 371
  • April 1, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, CBA 258

This program is offered in cooperation with the Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) in Bangalore. Participants attend seminars by renowned speakers from Industry on such topics as:

Extensive opportunity for learning about the region!

  • Lectures from local Indian authorities
    • Indian management styles
    • Indian economic development
    • Information technology in India
    • Innovation in India
    • Managing human resources and knowledge workers in India
    • Security and technology issues
    • Indian software project management
    • Understanding cultural differences
  • Cities to be visited
    • Delhi, Agra, Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan and London
  • Company visits, including
    • Timken, Biocon, Infosys, BP Solar, Accenture, Narayana Hrudayalaya (hospital)
  • Visit important cultural sites, including
    • Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mysore Palace
    • Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Lalbagh
    • Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola
    • Other cultural places

Students will interact with local students, visit several global companies and listen to global business experts. Students will also have opportunity to do sight-seeing in and around Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Bangalore, Mysore and London.

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