Japan - Advanced International Sustainable Business Seminar Abroad

Program Dates
Sunday, May 14, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023
Description

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.

Locations

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)

Academics

Program participans will choose between the following courses. 

Course Prefix

Course Name

Credits

Instructor

BUS 4055

Advanced International Sustainable Business Seminar Abroad

3

Charlie Chen

MBA 5020

Japan - International Experience

3

Charlie Chen

Program Cost: $4,650

Program cost includes airfare, meals, lodging, in-country transportation. 

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

Personal Expenses

$280

Passport

$150

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. 

Payment Schedule

Amount

Deadline

Deposit 

 $300

 Upon receipt of application

Payment 1

 $1,450

 1/15/2023

Payment 2 

 $1,450

 2/15/2023

Payment 3

 $1,450

 3/15/2023 

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Charlie Chen
Professor 
Department of Computer Information Systems
chench@appstate.edu

Ms. Amy Odom
Executive Director
Business Career Services
odomah1@appstate.edu

Application Process

  1. 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.
  2. When permission to apply for the program is granted, you will receive an email from the program leaders with a link to the application and further instructions.
  3. Your application will be considered complete when you have submitted it and paid the $300 deposit fee. 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.
Eligibility
Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Department/Credit
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.
Department/Credit: 
International Business
MBA 5020 
Sustainable Business