Cuba - Business & Society in Cuba / International Seminar in Cuba

Program Dates
Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Saturday, March 18, 2017

Program Description

Students will participate in lectures at the University of Havana. These lectures will cover topics such as the history of Cuba and Cuba-US relations, the Effects of the Embargo, Sustainable Energy in Cuba, Entrepreneurship in Cuba, etc. These lectures will be linked to site visits to museums, government organizations, agricultural cooperatives, renewable energy agencies, etc.


MBA 5020 International Seminar in Cuba – 3 credits
MGT 3045  Business & Society in Cuba  – 3 credits


  • MGT 3045 -This 3 semester hour course can fulfill a COB upper-level or free elective, a Set 1 or 2 Management elective, an International Business Major or Approved elective, an International Business minor Required  or Other elective and/or a Hospitality elective. This program also 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.


3000-level Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours and good academic standing. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 3000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.


Billable Program Cost: $2,960 - Includes: In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Most Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $200.00 - Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations, Personal Expenses, Visas, and Some Meals.

Program Leaders

Dr. Rachael Shinnar
College of Business

Dr. Martin Meznar
College of Business

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 graduate students