This is a capstone-level, experiential, study-away program geared specifically for FSB students (although it may 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.
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We will be traveling to the Denver, CO; Tampa, FL; 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 ESP401 which is the entrepreneurship capstone.
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.
Acceptance to the program is a prerequisite to enroll in any of these courses. All other prerequisite requirements apply for each individual course.
Information listed on this website is NOT comprehensive. You should refer to Miami’s course catalog and consult with your academic advisor to make sure you have all the necessary details about these courses.
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, Ben Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is an advisor in the main FSB advising office is very familiar with the program and is available to help you (and/or help your advisor help you).
We will meet for 1-2hr pre-program sessions roughly one evening per week between Oct-Dec 2021.
The J-Term program will kick off on the evening of Sun, Jan 2, 2022. All students must be IN OXFORD at that time.
We will be traveling together, and working all day, every day Jan 3-23. Every day will be VERY full. You should not plan on taking other 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 is being reviewed for final approval right now, so we do not have a specific number for the program fee as of the last time this webpage was updated (Mar 19, 2021). We will share this information as soon as it is available.
You will need to put down a 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.
NOTE: Actual costs will vary based on program capacity, fuel costs, etc. It will never go OVER the program fee, but any money we do not spend will be refunded to you.
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PLEASE NOTE: This program tends to be very popular and fills up quickly. Although the application window will be open for quite a while, we strongly suggest you apply sooner rather than later if you are interested.