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Study Abroad in Brazil MIS 4399/5399: Business Process Redesign (Summer II, 2006) Ned Florencio Kock, Chair Dept. of MIS and Decision Science Texas A&M International University http://www.tamiu.edu/~nedkock/ Course details Cross-listing of: MIS-4399: Issues in Information Systems

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Study Abroad in BrazilMIS 4399/5399: Business Process Redesign (Summer II, 2006)

Ned Florencio Kock, ChairDept. of MIS and Decision ScienceTexas A&M International University http://www.tamiu.edu/~nedkock/


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Course details

  • Cross-listing of:

    • MIS-4399: Issues in Information Systems

    • MIS-5399: Special Issues in Information Systems

  • Main topic

    • Business process redesign

  • Pre-requisites

    • For undergraduate students: MIS3310 (may be waived)

    • No pre-requisites for graduate students

    • All students must be 18 or older


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Cultural immersion activities

  • IBMEC students and local managers will participate in at least 1 book chapter-based discussion with TAMIU students - conducted at IBMEC facilities

  • Visit to the Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Sao Jose dos Campos (a city located approximate 1 hour north of Sao Paulo) - will receive a tour of INPE’s satellite-based image processing facilities

  • Visit 2 organizations in Sao Paulo (one manufacturing plant and one financial firm) - will receive a tour of their information technology facilities


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Estimated cost

  • $2,500 – which includes:

    • Airfare

    • Health insurance

    • Accommodations

    • Ground transportation

    • Welcome and farewell dinners

    • Field trips, including a visit to the Institute for Space Research (INPE)


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Brazil in South America


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Map of Brazil - cities


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Map of Brazil - tourism


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Brazil - facts

  • Population growth rate

    • 1.06%

  • Main religions

    • Roman Catholic 73.6%

    • Protestant 15.4%

    • Spriritualist 1.3%

  • GDP - per capita

    • $8,100

  • Area - comparative

    • Slightly smaller than the US

  • Climate

    • Mostly tropical, but temperate in south

  • Population

    • 186,112,794


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Sao Paulo Metro


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Hotel – Parthenon Towers


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Hotel near Estacao de Metro Paraiso


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Partner – IBMEC/SP


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Thousands of people gather on the streets during the Sao Paulo 450 Years Parade


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An aerial view of one of Sao Paulo's biggest slums, Favela Morumbi, bordering with one of the city's richest neighborhoods


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Amazon Jungle


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Aparados da Serra and Serra Geral National Parks


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Caju Island


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Chapada Diamantina


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Iguaçu Falls


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Pantanal


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The Brazilian soccer team starting lineup before the Brazil vs Turkey, Group C, 2002 World Cup soccer match at the Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea

Final slide


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