Program Details

The University of Toronto offers 3 to 6 week summer courses in Argentina, Australia, Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland), China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Southeastern Europe (Austria
Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students will learn the foundations of managerial accounting as well as international business topics. The topics will focus on the Middle East, examining the recent growth and economic challenges in this region, the oil and gas industry, tourism perspectives, and Islamic banking. Where possible, the course will also draw comparisons between approaches to doing business in the Middle East and Western countries.

The University of Toronto offers 3 to 6 week summer courses in Argentina, Australia, Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland), China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Southeastern Europe (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia), Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Courses are for degree credit and students from other North American universities are welcome to participate. Prices vary by site and range from approximately $4200 to $9000 (this include tuition, accommodation, meals, textbooks, and field trips).

The program is based in Sharjah, the third largest Emirate, located 15km outside of Dubai. Ancient cultural traditions and contemporary intellectual currents intersect in the city of Sharjah. It has 17 museums and numerous beautiful mosques. In 1998 Sharjah won the prestigious UNESCO award of being the cultural capital of the Arab world with a rich legacy of arts, heritage and culture.
Setting Description:
Located in the south east of the Arabian peninsula, the UAE is a loose federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each Emirate has its own ruler and operates relatively autonomously, maintaining control over revenues, including those from oil and gas. Close to 39% of the UAE’s GDP comes from the petroleum industry. The population is more diverse than most countries in the region. Less than 20% of the population are Emirati, more than one-third are South Asian. There is also a growing population of people from Europe and North Africa.
Cost:
Prices vary by site and range from approximately $4200 to $9000 (this include tuition, accommodation, meals, textbooks, and field trips).

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