IBUS 6400: Graduate Global Discovery in Argentina and Chile

Graduate Global Discovery in Argentina & Chile
January 2, 2015 to January 18, 2015

Two weeks between January 2-18, 2015 (specific dates TBD); pre-departure classes Fall B term Tuesdays 9:55 - 11:35 AM plus one session in Spring A term date/time TBD.

The Global Discovery program is a course for all full-time MBA students. It includes on-campus classes and an on-site component in one of three international locations during the winter of a student's second year. It is designed to give students a deeper understanding about how multi-national enterprises, trade agencies, and small and medium-size enterprises work successfully in emerging-market economies.

Program schedule

The program starts in Buenos Aires and will then travel to Santiago. The program fee includes transportation between cities. The program will start with a welcome dinner and opening city tour. A typical day will include two academic or cultural activities. Activities will include possible guest lectures from local university faculty, visits with government officials, NGO's, and businesses both domestic and international. The evenings and a one to two afternoons will be free for independent sight-seeing and exploration. To see a sample schedule please contact Carlson Global Institute at

Application and Admissions

Please refer to the "Apply" page for more information regarding your application to a Global Discovery program


The program is open to the second-year full-time MBA students from Carlson School of Management

Location details

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. As the political, financial, industrial, and commercial hub of Argentina, the city is also known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life. Located on the eastern edge of the Pampa, Argentina's most productive agricultural region, and linked with Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil by a great inland river system, the city is the distribution hub and trade outlet in South America.

Santiago is Chile's capital city, and the center of commerce for the country. It is a modern city and serves as the regional headquarters to many multinational companies including Minnesota-based 3M, Ecolab, and Cargill. Due to its location on fault lines, Santiago has a limited number of buildings remaining from Spanish colonial times, so the city has a modern architectural feel.

Housing and food

Students stay in conveniently-located hotels in each city and will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and closing dinner are provided.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.


  • Up to 35 full-time MBA students from Carlson School of Management

Academics and credits

  • 3 graduate credits (1 credit in fall and 2 credits in spring)
  • Grading is A-F basis

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.


*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

Cost table

2014-2015 Tuition for 3 academic credits (included in the tuition plateau)$0
Program Fee (including lodging, program events, course materials, breakfast daily, two group meals, and int'l health insurance*)$2,900
International airfare between Minnesota and Argentina/Chile$1,900
Passport, Reciprocity Fees & Photos (based on prices for U.S. citizens)$465
Textbooks/Course Materials (included in Program Fee) $0
Hotel Accommodation (included in Program Fee)$0
Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, laundry, etc)$300
Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee)$400
Total $5,965

Faculty Leader

Program Manager

Academic term(s)


Degree level

Full-time MBA






Buenos Aires