MIBA - IFS

International Field Seminar Guidelines



"The China International Field Seminar was absolutely an enlightening experience. I truly recommend that every student enrolled in the MIBA program should 'live it'. I was able to corroborate what was learned in class through seminars received from local professors and visiting local industries. Overall, it was the highlight of the entire MIBA program."

Luis E. Molina Baez, Venezuela
East Asia Pricing Manager
Motorola
China, 2007

The IFS is currently being offered once a year in March

The IFS is held semi-annually, during the March and September breaks between semesters. Following is a brief overview of the IFS and how to get involved in attending the IFS of your choice. Sign up as soon as possible, space is limited. Students must have completed 18 credit hours before travelling.


IFS Estimated Basic Cost   (variation based on destination)

In-country fee, $1250, covers lectures, company visits, transportation, some meals depending on destination. The fee is payable via the Marketplace link that is sent to students on acceptance to the seminar.

Students register for INB 5845 [1credit course] for the semester before travel.

Students register for INB 5846 [3 credit course] for the semester after travel.



NOTE: Registration follows the normal NSU procedure, and after the close of the add/drop period, refunds are not available.

Hotel costs - about $100-130 per room / per night (hotel cost included for China)

Airfares - student responsibility, check online for cost of flights to your destination (do not book before the IFS is confirmed)

Miscellaneous - some meals, spending etc

NSU tuition for 4 credits - INB 5845 (1 credit and fee) and INB 5846 (3 credits).

Passports and visas - student responsibility



Timeline

March IFS

Enroll online in INB 5845 for Winter semester, after you have contacted Dr. Clarke for space available. You must attend the first meeting in October.

The first meeting is held in October, the second meeting in December, the third meeting before we leave. Then during the semester break in March you attend the IFS, and during April and May (spring semester) complete the IFS assignments. Students register for INB 5846 for Spring semester.

September IFS Subject to student enrollment numbers

Enroll online in INB 5845 for summer semester, after you have contacted Dr. Clarke for space available.

The first meeting is held in April, the second meeting in June or July, the third meeting before we leave. Then during the semester break in September you attend the IFS, and during October and November (fall semester) complete the IFS assignments. Students register for INB 5846 Fall semester.

If this is your last class, remember to deal with financial aid issues well ahead of time. You must register for 2 classes a term to qualify. The IFS is a full semester class, not just a week long class, and registration is for the semester after the trip.

For information on financial aid, contact:

Joyce Matalon
Financial Aid Counselor
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
matalon@nova.edu
(954) 262-3380

Thea Cazeau
Financial Aid Counselor
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
olymthea@nsu.nova.edu
(954) 262-3380


You can sign up for a specific field trip via the sign up link on this website with Dr. Clarke at:
rclarke@huizenga.nova.edu

Organization:

  • The IFS is held at different host Universities, in-country every year.
  • Each IFS is run for a week in-country, with students attending lectures and company visits.
  • Students should select a specific destination and sign up with Dr. Clarke for that destination. Additional information will be emailed to students during the year. Normally detailed information for the next IFS is available after the previous IFS has run. Specific information related to the IFS is sent to students on the list, if you are not signed up you will miss vital information.
  • The IFS has an additional fee for in-country tuition which is assessed based on the cost charged to NSU and the number of participants.
  • Students are normally responsible for their own air and hotel costs, passports and visas and some meals and personal expenses. Students will be informed of which hotel we are staying in.
  • Note that each IFS is different in this respect, if you are on the list you will receive this information.

Academics    International Business Experience

  • Students may take the IFS for 4 (INB 5845 and INB 5846) credits
    • Students substitute the IFS for INB 5848 (Strategic International Career Decisions)
  • The IFS spans 3 semesters, with 3 meetings held before we leave.
  • Students are expected to research their destination thoroughly before travel.
  • Students complete assignments during the semester before travel (1 credit) and following the IFS (3 credits).


Organizer
Dr. Ruth Clarke Dr. Ruth Clarke Professor of International Business in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Clarke develops, organizes and leads the International Field Seminar seminar and the Strategic International Career Decisions seminar.



Current International
Field Seminar

MIBA students are currently preparing to travel to China in March 2015. This is the 29th International Field Seminar to emerging and developing markets.


H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship


Upcoming Destinations

Shanghai, CHINA
March 21-28, 2015


  • Meeting Dates
  • Main campus and via teleconference

  • 1st Required Meeting
  • October 16th, 2014
        6:30pm - 8:30pm
        (Room 2101)