The course aims to develop knowledge of Japan's sustainability issues and innovative solutions to these problems. Five SDG areas present major challenges for Japan: SDGs 3, 4, 5, 11 & 13. Several innovative sustainable development solutions have helped the country deal with these challenges, including smart cities, artificial intelligence, and robotics. This course teaches students valuable lessons about achieving these sustainable development goals through innovative solutions. Students who complete this course will be able to contribute to making Japan and the world a better place.
You can learn more about the program here.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south. Japan is a part of the Ring of Fire, and spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu (the "mainland"), Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.
Japan is a highly developed country, and a great power in global politics. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by PPP. Although Japan has renounced its right to declare war, the country maintains Self-Defense Forces that rank as one of the world's strongest militaries. After World War II, Japan experienced record growth in an economic miracle, becoming the second-largest economy in the world by 1972 but has stagnated since 1995 in what is referred to as the Lost Decades. Japan has the world's highest life expectancy, though it is experiencing a decline in population. A global leader in the automotive, robotics and electronics industries, the country has made significant contributions to science and technology. The culture of Japan is well known around the world, including its art, cuisine, film, music, and popular culture, which encompasses prominent comic, animation and video game industries. It is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), OECD, G20 and Group of Seven. (Source: Wikipedia)
Program participans will choose between the following courses.
Advanced International Sustainable Business Seminar Abroad
Japan - International Experience
- BUS 4055 - This course counts as an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), Sustainable Business minor or major 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.
Program Cost: $4,650
Program cost includes airfare, meals, lodging, in-country transportation.
Please note - Students are responsible for the total program cost upon submiting the application and deposit. Refunds are contingent upon meeting the minimum enrollment of the program. If a student decides to withdraw before departure, that student may be eligible for a refund if the program has met minimum enrollment and is therefore viable.
Estimated Additional Expenses
Undergraduate Tuition - Resident
$152.54 / credit hour
Undergraduate Tuition - Non-Resident
$172.54 / credit hour
Graduate Tuition - Resident
$187.54 / credit hour
Graduate Tuition - Non-Resident
$207.54 / credit hour
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance.
Dr. Charlie Chen
Department of Computer Information Systems
- In order to apply for this program, you will need to contact one of the program leaders and provide your Banner ID and email address. Program leaders may request additional information or a meeting to discuss the details of the program and your interest.
- When permission to apply for the program is granted, you will receive an email from the Office of International Education and Development with a link to the application and further instructions.
- Apply to the program following the instructions from the program leader
- Print, sign and drop off your application at the Office of International Education and Development at Plemmons Student Union (PSU), Suite 321 ( 3rd floor), 263 Locust Street Boone, NC 28608. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted your digital application, paid the $300 deposit, and dropped off your printed and signed application. The fee cannot be paid until it appears on your student account. Please note that it may take 2–3 business days for it to post to your account. You will receive an email with Instructions for paying the deposit fee. Instructions can also be found in the application.