Global IT Management: India

Study Abroad in India!

Please read all of the details below.  To express interest in the trip or ask ANY questions at all, contact Rob Elliott at elliott@iupui.edu or visit the CIT department in ET 301.

Applications are due October 11th!

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Overview

This Study Abroad opportunity is part of the CIT 41600 Global IT Management course offered every other spring semester (2023, 2025, etc.)  Students who enroll in the course will spend a week in Pune and Agra, India during their Spring Break.

The goal of this program is for CIT students to learn about the challenges faced by Chief Information Officers, experience first-hand the Indian IT services industry, and learn about the various models used by companies to manage outsourced and offshored work. The course will involve classroom sessions once per week during the semester with an embedded study abroad program to India over spring break.

Our study abroad program will consist of the following key elements:

  • Visits to multinational and Indian companies across the sourcing supply chain so that students learn how work is distributed to the various parties, how that work is completed, and how and why partnerships are developed
  • Visit to Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), where students will be able to interact with Indian students and learn about the differences between the US and Indian education systems and cultural aspects and life style
  • Opportunity to work on a collaborative project with students in Pune
  • Visits to a variety of cultural and historical sites to help the students understand the environment in which the outsourcing and offshoring industry has developed (and, yes, we will visit the Taj Mahal.)

When is the Trip?

Travelers will depart on the Friday before Spring Break and will return 10 days later on the Sunday just prior to the start of classes.  For 2023, the dates are Friday, March 10th - Sunday, March 19th.

How Do I Sign Up?

Interested students MUST complete the following steps:

  1. Apply or inquire for more information via the IUPUI Study Abroad program
  2. Obtain permission to register for CIT 41600 Global IT Citizenship course
  3. Ensure you have a current passport in hand by 10/31/22!!

RISE Credit Information

An International ("I") RISE credit is automatically applied at the completion of the course.

CIT students are required to have 1 IT Experience and 1 additional RISE credit.  This course would count as your additional RISE credit as well as a CIT Selective or Elective course.

Students in programs other than CIT should consult with their academic advisor to determine how this course will fit into their plan of study.

What is the course?

The CIT 41600 course will focus on how to manage a distributed workforce in the IT industry.  Specifically, students will learn about the techniques, challenges, and benefits of a globalized workforce and specific concerns for management and supervision. A variety of perspectives and guest speakers will participate throughout the course. During the visit to India, students will visit Indian IT services firms that perform work for American companies. Throughout the course, American IT professionals will offer their experiences working with colleagues overseas. Students will be then be able to compare and contrast these experiences with first-hand understanding.

CIT 41600 will count as a CIT Selective or Elective for students in the CIT program.