Business Fellows travel to The United Arab Emirates for Winter Term course

Students participated in lectures, group projects, guided field visits and company visits in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Twenty-five Business Fellows traveled to The United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month for the Winter Term course “Learning about the Culture and the Business Environment of UAE: Dubai & Abu Dhabi.” The course provided students with an overview of the current business environment in the UAE and examined the challenges of doing business in the UAE.

As part of the course, the fellows spent a week in the UAE to experience the culture and to visit a variety of companies to learn about business culture and operations in the Middle East.

The Business Fellows at the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange.
The Business Fellows at the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange.[/caption]During the trip, the fellows met with executives at the following companies: Pepsi Bottling, International Health Care Markets, multispecialty hospital Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi Port Company, investment and development company Mubadala, Manarat Al Saadiyat (Tourism Cultural Authority), Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, natural gas company ADGAS and Emirati Entrepreneurs.

The visits were organized by Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University, and Jacob Chacko, dean of the College of Business Administration at Abu Dhabi University.

In addition to the company visits, the business fellows had the opportunity explore the city, and to meet and share ideas with other students at Abu Dhabi University.

The fellows were accompanied on this trip by Linda Poulson, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting, and Christy Benson, associate professor of business law.          

Information submitted by Jeremy Keyes ’18.