Location: Florence, Italy
Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA
Course Credits: Students will earn 1 credit p/np (MGMT 390)
Estimated Cost: $2400-2800 (airfare and personal spending not included)
Housing: See below
Language Requirements: None
Host: Daniels School of Business
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The Business of Food in Italy (Cultural Competency, International Elective) - MGMT 390
To understand and appreciate Italian identity and business culture it is important to recognize the central role that food plays. Italy boasts 7,200 edible herbs and vegetables, 1,200 varieties of grape, nearly 500 types of cheese, and 100 varieties of apple. This seminar is about the business and economics of food in Italy. The week-long program examines aspects of growing, preparation, distribution and consumption of the main foods of Italy. The focus of the program will be on case studies of companies and other stakeholders that impact the markets as well as tradition and contemporary food markets. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tours of markets in Florence, a visit to a farm-to-table business establishment, a cooking class, and an excursion to Parma or Modena to visit sites associated with food production in Emilia Romagna or Tuscany.
This course will be taught by local on-site faculty.
Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms in Florence. Supermarkets, banks, post offices and a general shopping area will be within walking distance or easily accessible by public transport. Most meals are included in the program and arranged in coordination with on-site staff.
The itinerary is subject to change.