Business and Culture in Japan



May 19 - June 6, 2016

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. Also, how western culture is beginning to influence the Japanese people.

You will get to experience:
(subject to change)

  • 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.

Academic Credit and Course Registration

USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.

A Japanese Shrine, summer 2013


(subject to change)

BA 498CA (4 undergraduate hours)
BA 598CA (4 graduate hours)


$5,200 undergraduate | $5,400 graduate

Cost includes tuition and fees, flight, housing, and 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 the Office of International Programs.

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 February 5, 2016. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of International Programs. Balance of fees, less deposit, or appropriate proof of financial aid is due by February 19, 2016. The balance of fees should be paid directly to the USM Business Office. Click here for more details on the payment process. Apply now, as the program will cap at 18 students. After this, applicants will be put on a waiting list.

Program Cancellation

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, program deposits are non-refundable. Once you have applied to a particular program, paid your deposit, and been accepted to participate, the Office of International Programs will begin paying fees on your behalf. If you cancel your participation on a program after fees have been paid out on your behalf, those fees will be billed to your student account.  If you must cancel, log in to your program application and withdraw. In addition, send written notice to The Office of International Programs.

Program Director

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

Program Coordinator

Melissa Ravencraft, Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Phone: 601.266.5009
Make an appointment with Melissa