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MBA Japan

Program Details

The primary learning objective of the course is to develop an introductory understanding of the difference between cultural and business practices in the USA and Japan. The most effective means of learning about international business and culture is to visit a country, observe businesses first-hand, and interact with business leaders in that country. In order to achieve course objectives, all participants will travel to Japan with the course faculty. While in Japan, businesses and cultural sites will be visited and explored. In this way, participants will gain a more complete understanding of the unique context for conducting business in foreign countries (especially Japan). The course will provide a framework to build awareness of these differences, allow students to draw their own conclusions about them, and provide information about how to navigate them. Coursework will be required prior to, during, and following this trip, and will be managed through the Canvas course website.

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be an MBA student or have faculty approval
  • Be a high school graduate or above.
  • Participants seeking academic credit for the program must be able to read the required text and participate in discussions.
  • Provide documentation of sufficiently good enough health to travel and participate in a two-week study program.


  • Japan

Program Dates:

May 8, 2021 – May 20, 2021


$3500 (Airfare NOT Included)

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit: $500
  • Dec. 4, 2020: $500
  • Jan. 8, 2021: $500
  • Feb. 5, 2021: $500
  • March 5, 2021: $500
  • April 2, 2021: $500
  • April 16, 2021: $500

Must be paid in full by May 8, 2021.

Deposit: $500 will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

All payments must be made through the Hurst Center, NOT at the main cashier's office. Payment can be made in person, or over the phone at (801) 626-6600. The Hurst Center is located on the south side of campus next to the Alumni Center.

Includes: Hotel Accommodations, international transportation (airfare not included), domestic transportation, excursions, and some meals.

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and most meals.



Please attend all pre-departure meetings!

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University in MBA 6520 OR BSAD 4850.

Program Directors

Andrew Wright

Matthew Mouritsen

Trip Cancellations

1. If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

2. Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled last year, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.