Cuba - International Business Seminar

Program Dates
Saturday, March 11, 2023 to Saturday, March 18, 2023

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)
  • MBA 5030– International Seminar in Cuba (off-campus students) (3 credits)
  • BUS 4045 - Advanced International Business Seminar in Cuba (3 credits)

Credits (3 credit hours)

  • MBA 5020/5030 – This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration. Prerequisite: Graduate status.
  • BUS 4045 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills  the ENT experiential course requirement, International Business major or minor electives (major, approved, required or other),  a COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement .Prerequisite: 84 earned hours.


Billable Program Cost: $3,850
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation Insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED and CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $400
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, two meals not included in the program.  

Program Leaders

Dr. Martin Meznar
Associate Dean, Global & Civic Engagement

Dr. Martin Meznar is the Associate Dean for Global and Civic Engagement at Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.  He was born and raised in Brazil, is fluent in Portuguese and holds both Brazilian and American citizenship.  He has led multiple student groups on short-term study abroad programs to Australia, Brazil, Malawi, Ecuador, Turkey, Cuba, and Russia. 

To Apply

This program is currently in the review process. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Meznar at

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
All faculty-led programs fulfill the Global Issues Requirement and can fulfill a COB elective or free elective. Be sure to speak with your academic advisor to see how a specific faculty-led program will fit into your program of study.
International Business
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