Students looking to understand the real world application of economics will finally have their chance.
For the first time ever, BUAD 2374 and ECON 2301 will be offered in a study abroad program during the 2015 Summer I semester. Students will be exposed to two of the fastest growing economies of the world: India and China.
The session, which gives students the opportunity to stay one week in each country, will be taught by Dr. Hans Schumann and lecturer Harmeet Singh fro the College of Business Administration.
“During the trip, we’ll visit several local business locations where students will interact with the decision makers on a one-to-one basis and witness how two countries with the most populations in the world have turned their economies around from extreme poverty to fast-paced development,” Singh said.
A merit-based scholarship is being offered by the Office of Internation Studies and Programs. The deadline to apply for the trip and scholarship is Feb. 27. Only 20 students will be allowed to go on the trip, so those interested are encouraged to apply soon.
“By offering this unique program, our students will witness the International economic concepts in action that we study in the textbooks. The enhancement of understanding of these concepts should help them better prepare for the course work,” said Professor Hans Schumann
Prospective students can apply by contacting Schumann at [email protected] and (361) 593-2990 or Singh at [email protected] and (361) 593-3985. For scholarship applications, students can contact Debbie Quinones at (361) 593-3558 or e-mail [email protected]