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Qatar & Kuwait

International Management and Finance in Qatar & Kuwait: Doha & Kuwait City

*This program will not run in 2014. 

PSU students at AbuDhabi, Saudi Arabia

This program takes students to two cities of the Middle East for a combination of classroom instruction, tours, and lectures by local leaders. It is will focus on International Management and Comparative International Finance. 

In Doha, Qatar the students will focus on International Management with daily activities including a mix of class sessions, guest speakers and visits to companies and institutions. During this time, participants will get to explore the ideas of country competitiveness, strategy formulations and organizational issues international firms face during implementation.

Comparative International Finance will be the focus in Kuwait City, Kuwait and will include a mix of in-class instruction and tours of a variety of financial services. Students will explore the role of global capital markets, exchange rate risk, and financials controls as applied to an international firm.

Program participants will return to PSU with hands on experience and relationships with a part of the world for which Portland has unique ties. Beyond PSU’s many alumni in the region, leading green building experts from Portland have been hired to work in Doha. This program offers students an opportunity to see and be a part of these connections both during the program and upon their return to Portland.

Program Costs

Tuition Program Dependent FeesOut-of-Pocket Costs Total Estimated Costs

Draft Itinerary

Date ScheduleLocation
Day 1 Depart U.S. In Flight
Day 2 Arrive Doha Doha
Day 3 Class Session Doha
Day 4 Class Session, visit GORD Doha
Day 5 Class Session, Al Jaber Companies Doha
Day 6 Class Session, Greg Acker Doha
Day 7 Fly to Kuwait City Kuwait City
Day 8 Class Session, Business Visit Kuwait City
Day 9 Class Session, Business Visit Kuwait City
Day 10 Class Session Kuwait City
Day 11 Class Session Kuwait City
Day 12 Class Session, Visit Ahli United Bank Kuwait City
Day 13 Class Session, Depart in Evening Kuwait & Return

Note: Predeparture coursework will be completed online.

Led by Dr. Remi Piet (Qatar University) & Professor Shafiqur Rahman 


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