Business and Culture in Japan

Apply now, as this program will cap at 14. After this, applicants will be put on a waiting list.

DatesNissan Plant in Japan, summer 2013

10 - 25 May 2014

The Program

Come explore Japan and see how the culture of the Japanese people affects their modern business climate. You will see real world examples of how old Japanese markets still have an influence on even the largest Japanese corporations. As well as, how western culture is beginning to influence the Japanese people.

You will get to experience:

  • Nissan's mother plant
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Traditional Japanese Markets
  • Temples and Shrines
  • Tsukiji Fish Market, the world's largest wholesale fish market
  • Traditional Japanese meals and customs
  • Classroom interaction with Japanese college students
  • Tokyo nightlife
  • Shibuya, one of the largest shopping districts in the world
  • Shinjuku Station, the busiest train station in the world
  • Western themed shopping districts

and many more examples of the Japanese business climate.

A Japanese Shrine, summer 2013Academic Credit

IB 498 (3 undergraduate hours)
IB 498 (4 undergraduate hours)
IB 598 (3 graduate hours)
IB 598/699 (4 graduate hours)


(fees subject to change)

$4199 (3 undergraduate hours)
$4399 (4 undergraduate hours)
$4399 (3 graduate hours)
$4899 (4 graduate hours)

Cost includes tuition, flight, housing, program transportation and excursions.


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of the program director). All students must be in clear academic standing. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the Business and Culture in Japan Director.

Financial Aid

The Business and Culture in Japan Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, and Pell Grants.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the Office of International Programs before requesting a 2013 - 2014 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university’s Financial Aid Office.

Students inquiring about program specific scholarships should contact the program director, Dr. James T. Tisdale (see contact information below).

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by 28 February 2014. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than 7 March 2014.

Cancellation and RefundsTemple at Mt. Tokai, summer 2013

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 7 March 2014. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The Office of International Programs should be notified of all cancellations.

Program Director Information

J.T. Tisdale, Ph.D.
Southern Miss College of Business
Director of External Relations
118 College Drive #5021
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Office: 601.266.6824