Latin American Business Environments

LAS 6295
SECTION E195, CLASS # 26671

2-credit course online, asynchronous

This course serves as an introduction to the economic, political, social, and culture characteristics of Latin America as they relate to the business context and help students develop a foundational understanding of the region’s business environment and its challenges and opportunities. Through interaction with LAS industry alumni and project work, the course is designed to contribute to the professional development of graduate students who are considering a career in business, government, or NGOs in Latin America. It is required for MALAS students with a Business Environment specialization, and for the MBA and MSF concentrations in Latin American Business. Previous coursework in Latin American studies and experience in the region is useful but not a requirement.

ProfessorMary Risner Small
Dr. Mary Risner
Associate Director, Outreach and Business Programs
Center for Latin American Studies
Email: mrisner@latam.ufl.edu 
Phone: 352-273-4723

Research Interests
Marketing, retailing, intercultural competence, digital literacy, Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP), experiential learning, globally networked learning environments

Geographic Expertise
Brazil, Mexico