We estimate applications will open as soon as early March, 2024.
Spots will fill up VERY quickly, so sign up to get program updates today, and be the first to know.
This is a capstone-level, experiential, study-away program geared specifically for FSB students (although it can work for non-business students as well). The idea is to do an extensive, deep dive into an industry to experience how it works and apply all the concepts you have learned during your time at Miami.
The brewing industry is an ideal context for this because it is..
It’s also a lot of fun. The trip is filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and you will discover some of the best breweries and most interesting beers being made in America today.
You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this program:
Not old enough? Don’t have enough credits yet? Don’t worry. We run this program every year. SIGN UP TO GET PROGRAM UPDATES now you’ll be on the early notification list for next year.
We will be traveling to multiple locations (Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, CO and Asheville, NC areas) to do the following activities…
The program includes three 3 credit hour, 400-level business courses. You will choose any combination of two of these courses that meets your interests and needs (for a total of 6 credit hours).
MGT495/ESP490– Prof Conger teaches this course which is cross-listed as MGT495 which is the strategy capstone and ESP490 which is an entrepreneurship elective.
MKT415 – Prof Stenstrom teaches this course which is the “Marketing to Organizations” course.
MGT490 – Prof Salzarulo teaches this course which is the “Special Topics in Supply Chain” course.
Which requirements each of these classes fulfill for you WILL vary. You should consult your academic advisor to figure out what combination of courses is best for you.
Also, Chanelle White (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is the Director of the FSB Advising Office, and Ben Palmer (email@example.com), who is the Senior Academic Advisor in the advising office are very familiar with the program and is available to help you (and/or help your advisor help you).
We will meet for pre-program sessions roughly one evening per week between Oct-Dec 2024. We can figure out how to work around other class obligations that may come up. We will also have opportunities on some weekends to have some unique brewing experiences, so you’ll want to plan for these.
We will be traveling together, and working all day, every day throughout the 2025 J-Term (roughly 3 full weeks). Every day will be very full. You should not plan on taking other courses (not even online courses), working part-time jobs, taking breaks/side-trips, etc during this time period. This trip will take 100% of your time.
There are two basic costs of the program.
Tuition – this is the Winter term tuition rate for the 6 total credit hours you will get through this program. This cost varies based on cohort year and in/out of state status (in all cases, the FSB surcharge also applies).
You can consult OneStop to find out the details…
Program Fee – this fee covers all the additional costs of the program including…
The program budget will be determined prior to applications opening in the Spring 2024 semester. We estimate the program fee for J-Term 2025 will be approximately $3,000-$3,500. HOWEVER, THIS NUMBER HAS NOT BEEN FINALIZED YET. The official fee amount will be available when the application site opens.
You will need to put down a $1000 deposit on this program fee upon acceptance to the program. The remaining balance is due in the Fall semester (see details in the “how do I apply?” section below). After that point, the program fee is non-refundable (but tuition is refundable) if you have to pull out of the program. The deposit is always non-refundable.
NOTE: Actual costs will vary based on program capacity, fuel costs, etc. It will never go OVER the program fee you agree to upon committing to the program, but any money we do not spend will be refunded to you.
Other Costs – Any/all costs beyond those specifically noted above are yours to cover out-of-pocket. In the past several years, students have told us they spend roughly $500-$1,000 total on these expenses. Some of these expenses are necessities (i.e. meals) but the amount you spend on this is largely discretionary, and students report spending at least half of this total cost on non-meal expenses (e.g. nightlife, off-hours recreation, etc.) The expenses outside of tuition and program fee students typically incur include…
Here are the relevant dates you need to know (All are approximate at this time. Watch this space for updates.)..
PLEASE NOTE: This program tends to be very popular and fills up quickly. Although the application window will be open for several months, we expect seats will fill up within a month of the applications being opened (perhaps much faster.) It’s very important that you be ready to act quickly and have a clear strategy for how to make it happen. SEE the “How do I maximize the chances of my application being accepted?” section below.
Spots in this program are limited and there is frequently a long waitlist. In order to maximize the chances of your application being accepted, you need to be ready to act quickly and have a clear strategy for how to make it happen.
BEFORE THE APPLICATION OFFICIALLY OPENS (see “How do I apply and what is the deadline?” section above.)
AS SOON AS THE APPLICATION SITE OFFICIALLY OPENS
WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED (This usually takes a few days but can take longer… The bottleneck is typically waiting for the Dean of Students’ office review of your disciplinary record)
AS SOON AS YOUR APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED
As soon as your application has been reviewed and we have determined you are qualified and a good fit for the program, we will set it to “accepted/approved” status. HOWEVER, your seat in the program IS NOT SECURED UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING…
THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS