Sampath Ramesh (Sam) is the President and Co -founder of Showatech Inc., a venture with Brakes India (TVS Company - $3 billion group). The company specializes in the distribution of Brake parts and Turbo charger components to major OEM’s and Tier 1 companies in North America.
Students who enroll in INTL-915-5 in Winter Quarter will automatically be enrolled in INTL-915-5 in Spring Quarter. Students will earn one credit and receive a grade at the end of Spring Quarter. The class meets during the final five weeks of Winter Quarter and the first five weeks of Spring QuarterThis experiential learning course provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world problem. In the Global Lab course, four or five students complete an international consulting project for a host company during the winter quarter that culminates in two weeks of on-site research and presentation to senior management. The host company and student team work together to determine the project's scope and parameters, and the team completes each week's research by meeting with an expert faculty adviser. The host company provides feedback that is used in grading students and covers travel expenses for the on-site visit.
Students must have completed all core courses with the exception of OPNS-430 which can be taken concurrently in the Winter quarter. For practical purposes, this limits enrollment to students in their second year of the full-time program and those in the one-year program. Part-time program students who have fulfilled their core requirements are also eligible to take the course.
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Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter.
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.