Global Supply Chain Experience in Mumbai & Dubai

January 4 - 13, 2019

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Laura Meade
Dr. Eric Yorkston

Course Prerequisites

Open to all Master of Science in Supply Chain Management students.

Earns 3 hours credit 

Class limit: 18

Experience global supply chain and business in two diverse global centers: Mumbai, India and Dubai, UAE. This course is designed to examine how businesses address and find opportunities in contrasts. Both countries have internal contrasts caused by large income inequalities. The countries also contrast with each other and the US. UAE is an absolute monarchy and an Islamic state. India is a secular democracy and primarily Hindu. UAE is rich in natural resources with a small population; India is resource poor with a large population. The courses pre-trip classes meet on campus before we travel to Mumbai and Dubai to explore the cultural sites and businesses pertaining to supply chain and other business areas.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Shanghai, China

Itinerary (subject to change)
1/4 - 1/5: Depart for Dubai - You must be in Mumbai for afternoon activity Elephanta Caves and opening dinner Sat. evening.
1/6: Marketplace Assignment and Glocalization experience (Cooking Class)
1/7: Slumdog Millioniare Tour and Lunchbox/Dabawalas Exercise followed by Company visit in afternoon.
1/8:  Bolloywood visit and screening
1/9:  Flight to Dubai and City Tour
1/10: Jafza Jebel Ali Free Zone and Company visits
1/11: Marketplace exploration, Duneboarding/Sandriding, and starlit dinner in the dunes
1/12:  Travel to Abu Dhabi to visit Grand Mosque, Masdar City, and Ferrari World
1/13:  Leave Abu Dhabi early morning (2:00 AM) and return to DFW in afternoon


$500 for a student's first study abroad trip.

  • Included: Textbooks and materials, hotel accommodations (2 students per room), transportation from Mumbai to Dubai, Elephanta Cave tour, Mumbai Slum, Dhabawala, Bollywood visit, Jafza Jabel Ali, Grand Mosque and Ferrari World visits, Duneboarding/Sandriding excursion, all in-country travel and welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Not included: TCU tuition, airfare to and from Mumbai and Dubai, airport taxes, passports or tourist visas, some meals and personal expenses
  • Guest fee: $2,400

Travel Arrangements
Students should not purchase flight tickets or make other irrevocable travel arrangements until they have received communication from the faculty member(s) leading the trip.

Registration and Payment
Class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full payment of $500 via credit card is required at the time of registration

Mumbai Dubai
Deadline to Register is October 12, 2018