In January, Associate Professor Larry McCarthy and 17 students
traveled to Latin America as part of an international business course
titled, “Doing Business in Panama.” In addition to experiencing the
culture, the students received an economic overview from the American
Chamber of Commerce of Panama, learned about sustainable human and
economic development from the Peace Corps, studied the Panamanian
banking system courtesy of Citibank, discussed shipping industry
challenges with Maersk, and explored innovative uses of technology
compliments of Dell.
Below, Miguel Romao, an M.B.A. candidate studying finance and
international business and a financial analyst at S&P Dow Jones
Indices, shares why more students should consider study abroad.
The Seton Hall University trip to Panama
provided an invaluable experience to a country that is known as the
“Business Gateway to the Americas.” In this class, we had a first hand
presentation of the Panama Canal Expansion as well as a first hand look
into the growing business environment of Panama.
The business presentations were balanced between economic sectors and
fundamental aspects of business such as finance, marketing and supply
chain management. This course offered many intangibles, learning
experiences and cross-cultural outlooks, which allowed for a realistic
business understanding of Panama and its role in Latin America.
As an international business major, this course has strongly enhanced my overall M.B.A. experience.
To learn more about the Stillman School of Business and its upcoming
study abroad opportunities, contact Larry McCarthy, director of the
Institute for International Business.
For more information please contact:
Larry McCarthy, Ph.D.