CANCELLED - JAPAN - International Experience

Program Dates
Monday, May 11, 2020 to Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Doing Business in Japan is a 10-day and 3-credit hour course.  This course focuses on developing students’ expertise in business and culture in Japan. Students will immerse themselves in local business and cultural environments throughout cultural activities (e.g., tea ceremony, archery, sumo wrestling, museum visits, and farewell party), class discussion with local instructors and students, and company visits. After course completion, students will have skills and knowledge to succeed their future business in Japan. Access OIED Online Brochure for this program for application information and more details.


  • MBA 5020-146 – International Seminar in Japan – 3 credits Pre-requite: Graduate status
  • BUS 4045 - Advanced International Seminar - 3 credits Pre-requite: 84 earned hours and permission of the instructor. Contact the program leader if you are interested.

Credits (3 credit hours)

BUS 4045 - This course counts as an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), HOS elective, COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement.

MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration. 


Billable Program Cost:  $4,250.00
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $400.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses ($200), and most meals ($200).
Graduate in-state summer tuition for 2020 is estimated at $1100 for 3 credits. 

Program Leader

Dr. Charlie Chen
Walker College of Business

Dr. Chen has more than 13 years of international travel and teaching experiences with student groups in China, Japan, Taiwan and Spain. He is dedicated to growing students into future global business leaders in those countries via exciting, educational, and exhilarating study abroad learning experiences. Programs led by Dr. Chen offer students a rich study abroad experience that will last a lifetime.

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian alumni