The Middle East
Study Abroad in the Middle East
- Doha, Qatar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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"International Management in the Middle East” takes place in Doha from December 10-13 and includes a mix of class sessions, guest speakers and visits to companies and institutions. Globalization offers significant opportunities for regions to develop world-class industry sectors and for companies to expand their international operations and markets. Understanding these dynamics requires an ability to analyze regional economic clusters, determine industry investment opportunities, and the strategic approaches of global companies. This course will provide participants an understanding of the intersection between regional economic policies and global corporate strategies and acquire greater skills in assessing foreign direct investment opportunities. Green/sustainability-based development and construction will be the industry context for this course.
From December 13-19, students will be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a seminar in international finance. In a global economy, companies use international financial markets to access capital and manage risk. Students will explore the role of global capital markets, exchange rate risk, and financial controls as applied to the international firm. Additional topics include political and economic risk, multilateral institutions and foreign trade. Through a mix of in-class instruction and tours to a variety of organizations in the financial services sector, students will also be exposed to the distinctive aspects of the financial markets in the Middle East.
President Wim Wiewel and Dean Scott Dawson will participate in the 2012 tour, which includes alumni events in both Doha and Riyadh.
Led by Professors Scott Marshall & Shafiqur Rahman
December 10th - 21st
Portland State SBA Seniors & SBA Graduate Students
MGMT 410/510: International Management in the Middle East (4 credits)
FIN 407/507: Overview of Financial Markets and Institutions in the Middle East (4 credits)