Course Description

A Global Immersion is a concise, practice-based experience abroad whereby students learn about business from a comparative global perspective led by an experienced Fox faculty member as part of a customized 3-credit course offered in the spring or fall semester. Among many other benefits, students who participate in a Global Immersion course take away valuable skills in cross-cultural business understanding, learn about unique entrepreneurial environments, and understand distinct governance and institutional practices across global business environments. This initiative continues the push by Fox to expand our global footprint and to give our students the tools that they need to excel in the increasingly global marketplace.

The 2024 courses/locations/semesters we are offering are:

Summer 2024: BA 5190/FIN 5190: Doing Business in Edinburgh, Scotland: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability in Practice (Edinburgh, Scotland / June 30 - July 6, 2024)


*Students registered for this course are required to take part in the week long in-country immersion (there is not opt-out of trip option). Students will be financially responsible for the cost of tuition for the class (3 credits) plus the International Program Fee. The International Program fee usually includes double occupancy hotel accommodations, international health insurance, some meals, company visits, in-country transportation and cultural activities. International airfare and visa fees are not include (please refer to the Program's registration page for more detailed information on each particular immersion).


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For more information, please contact the Fox International Programs office at FoxGlobal@temple.edu



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Section Title
BA 5190/FIN 5190 - Doing Business in Edinburgh, Scotland: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability in Practice
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
8:00PM to 10:00PM
Jun 04, 2024 to Jun 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Learning
Delivery Options
Section Fees
Single Supplement – Fox Graduate to Scotland $1,150.00 Optional
Section Notes

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Graduate Global Immersion to Scotland

June 30 - July 6, 2024

Doing Business in Edinburgh, Scotland: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability in Practice (BA 5190/FIN 3190, 3-credit online elective in Summer 1 2024)

This five-week course offers a blend of online learning and immersive, on-the-ground experience in Edinburgh, Scotland. It focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects and sustainability practices within the business sector. Students will explore key ESG and sustainability concepts, methodologies, and real-world applications through weekly thematic studies, leading up to a one-week visit to Edinburgh. While in country, students will meet with business leaders, and visit companies that actively engage in sustainability efforts. The immersion will also include cultural tours of key historical sites in Edinburgh and an excursion to the Scottish Highlands.

Class Dates:

Open to all graduate students (Online MBA, Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA and Specialized Masters students). The Zoom dates for the course will be Tuesdays from 8-10pm on 6/14, 6/11, 6/18, and 6/25, with the in country immersion to Scotland taking place from March 3 to March 10, 2024.


Program Costs:

Students will be financially responsible for the International Program Fee of $3,000* plus tuition for the 3-credit course. The International Program Fee includes hotel accommodations, company visits, intra-city transportation, some meals. and cultural activities. Airfare to/from Scotland is not included.

Participants may opt for a single room by paying a single room supplement fee of $1,150 along with their deposit.


Important Dates:

April 19th, 2024 - Registration Deadline

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.


*Cancellations between 60 and 31 days from departure (May 1, 2024 to May 30, 2024) may be eligible for up to a 50% refund of the International Program Fee only. All cancellations within 30 days of departure (May 31, 2024) are non-refundable.