- Learn basic finance concepts and applications for business and personal applications.
- Gain working knowledge of basic Spanish.
- Exposure to the Chilean culture and business environment.
- Networking opportunities with Chilean business students and corporations.
Course of Study
Chile has one of the most stable political systems and robust economies of Latin America. As such, over the last few decades it has established itself as a natural gateway to the rest of the continent, with a large number of multinational corporations locating their regional headquarters in the country. This program seeks to combine an introductory finance course with an international study tour that, while focusing on the Chilean financial system and its main players, will also give students opportunities for exposure to various industries, such as energy, logistics and supply chain management, mining, retail, and, of course, the wine industry.
Additionally, to develop this program UNL has partnered with the Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Economics and Business (or ‘FEN’, after the acronym in Spanish). FEN is one of the highest-ranked business schools in Latin America, and both faculty and students are amongst the best in the continent. Activities at FEN will include not only a 30-hour Spanish course, but also various seminars and lectures from local faculty and industry leaders, as well as opportunities to pair up with a Chilean student ‘buddy’ for extracurricular activities including meals, city tours and sport events, amongst others.
In brief, this program is presented as a unique opportunity for UNL students to learn important concepts in finance, and have a fully immersive experience in a foreign business environment, one that offers countless opportunities for future development through regional expertise and connections.
Course Name: FINA 361: Finance
Course Description: Scope and content of the finance specialization; survey of the major theoretical issues; the financial instruments; analysis of the capital management problems; and development of criteria for financial decision making.
Course Prerequisites: MATH104 or MATH106 or MATH107/MATH107H or MATH208/MATH208H; ACCT201 or ACCT201H or RAIK181H; ACCT202 or ACCT202H or RAIK282H; ECON211 or ECON211H or RAIK282H; ECON212 or ECON212H or RAIK182H; ECON215 or ECON215H or STAT218 or equivalent.
Course #2: BSAD 491: International Experiences
Course Description: Primary study at site(s) outside the United States with topics to vary depending on the country/countries and area of study.
Course Prerequisites: Permission of Program Coordinator, major or interest in business administration or by invitation. Student must confer with the College of Business Administration (CBA) faculty adviser to determine if course work is applicable towards a specific CBA major.
Who Can Participate
- Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply to this program
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA;
- Students from other colleges/universities may apply provided they fulfill the required prerequisites (subject to review);
- UNL students will be given priority admission over students from other colleges/universities.
Finance, Assistant Professor of Practice
Rob Stein is a Chilean national, with a decade’s worth of industry experience in that country, as well as many years as a faculty member at FEN. Rob’s international academic experience includes teaching graduate courses in various countries in Latin America, such as Colombia, Panama and Guatemala. In 2014, Rob also developed a course for Tulane University’s MBA program, in which he taught ‘Entrepreneurial Finance’, and then took the MBA class to Bologna, Italy. During that trip the class enjoyed a variety of cultural and corporation visits, and also took part in a project in which teams were assigned to various local start-ups. The teams developed financial consulting reports for each new venture, culminating in the final day presentations that were well received by both, the start-up founders, as well as the attending faculty of the University of Bologna’s Alma School of Business.
For questions concerning course registration, please contact:
International Business Program, Administrative Support Associate
For all other questions, please contact your Education Abroad Coordinator:
Education Abroad, Education Abroad and Exchange Coordinator
Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with 4,300km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's Plaza de Armas, founded in 1541, contains neoclassical landmarks and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.
Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40 percent of Chileans call the leafy capital city home. It's a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city's landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries and cafes of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you'll find tony restaurants and world-class hotels. With a growing economy, renovated arts scene and plenty of eccentricity to spare, Santiago is an old-guard city on the cusp of a modern-day renaissance. (Description taken from Lonely Planet.)
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Accommodations and Other Arrangements
- Airfare: Students will purchase their own airfare for this program, and will be provided with a suggested flight itinerary approximately three months before the program starts.
- Lodging: Students will stay in a hotel in a safe, central part of Santiago, within walking distance of FEN and the Universidad de Chile.
- Meals: Some meals (i.e., group meals) will be included.
- Transportation: Students will be provided with transportation by bus to/from the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, as well as to/from the hotel to FEN and to the various excursions/cultural activities.
- Required Travel Documents: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter Chile; visas for U.S. citizens staying for less than 90 days are NOT required. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program.
- Health and Mobility: See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for Chile-specific health and safety information.
See the budget sheet and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website.
Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a commitment deposit.
Deposit Amount: $500
Deposit Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
The deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from the program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal, including the roundtrip flight. The final program cost balance will appear on the participant's MyRED student account and will be due on June 12, 2017.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Several scholarships will be available to undergraduate CBA student exclusively for this program. Students will be considered for these scholarships based on their program applications and Basic Scholarship Application, and will be notified of the scholarship decision and amount no later than Friday, February 3.
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