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  • Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: J-Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2019 09/24/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/04/2019 01/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University
Program Description:
BUS 198: New Zealand Communication and Tourism Analysis
Amy Vaughan and Rick Long
AOI: Engaged Citizen
This course focuses on the development of business presentation skills required to be successful in today’s dynamic business environment.  An emphasis on continual learning, practice and improvement will be facilitated through faculty feedback and coaching.  Upon completion of this course student-professionals will understand the importance of all forms of professional presentations and organizational interaction.  Student-professionals will demonstrate how to develop and deliver a variety of professional presentations in multiple settings and with varied, diverse audiences.  Students will also demonstrate how to successfully collaborate with others in-group presentation situations.  These presentations will incorporate data from researching local tourism sites and their respective industries.  Statistical analysis of their economic and financial contributions will be evaluated. 
 
Survey data from recruiters indicate that communication skills (specifically speaking and writing) are the most important skills business leaders need to evolve their careers.  Feedback from internship managers also indicates the importance of these skills in selecting future professional leaders.  This course will provide future student-professionals a unique, competitive advantage by developing their presentation skills for subsequent CBPA courses, internships, and future careers.  Student-professionals will depart this course with a strong belief in themselves and a greatly improved set of communication and research skills for a variety of situations throughout their professional life.

This course will satisfy the Bus 73 requirement.

Please consider the physical challenges presented by this course:
  • There will be outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, etc.
Estimated Range for 2019: $6,850-6,980
*Open to all students, preference will be given to business majors/minors