Fall A 2017 Guatemala Studies Program: Global Supply Chains from Source to Sale (3 Credit Hours)


Guatemala Photo Gallery

     Guatemala City, Guatemala

Travel Dates

     September 16 - September 24, 2017

Class Meeting Dates

     August 24 & 31, September 7,

     October 5 & 12


Travel Cost: $2250

Three-Credit Hour Tuition: $1644

(based on 2016-17 tuition rates)

Total Cost





Working with multinational corporations, the Graduate Guatemala Studies Program will look at supply chain management from local and global perspectives.  Topics will include consumer needs and wants, product design, product development, vendor compliance, material sourcing, factory sourcing, manufacturing control, shipping and customs clearance, and wholesaler and retailer relations.  Students will have the opportunity to understand a global supply chain from raw materials sourced in Central America to final products sold in the USA and other markets.  In addition, students will be exposed to culture and society of Guatemala.

Cost includes:

  • Airfare to Guatemala
  • Lodging in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Meals
  • Tuition for three hours of academic credit
  • Transportation to all field trips and scheduled events
  • Travel insurance

Team Size: 12 students
Professor: Dr. Joe Walenciak

Trip Highlights:

  • Tour and study global business operations in Central America
  • Panajachel and Lake Atitl├ín
  • Economic Office of U.S. Embassy
  • Experience the colonial city of Antigua
  • Historic center of Guatemala City: Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Palace, and The Central Market
  • Visit indigenous village of weavers

Deadline to Submit Preliminary Application

December 2, 2016

Download Application

For More Information, Contact:

Gail Edwards
Graduate Business at John Brown University



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