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For Immediate Release
October 30, 2013

Reception for IPFW Class Features International Business, Moroccan Culture

Key Info

  • Reception for D490, October 30, Walb International Ballroom, 6–9 p.m.
  • D490 gives students the opportunity to travel overseas to experience international business affairs first-hand
  • D490 is made possible through generous support from Bill Lawson, retired CEO of Franklin Electric

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Doermer School of Business is hosting their annual reception for the three-credit course D490, Special Studies in International Business Administration. A Celebration of D490 in Morocco is on October 30 in the Walb International Ballroom from 6 to 9 p.m.

D490 offers a unique opportunity to learn international business practices in a hands-on way. In this course, students serve as consultants to a regional firm that is investigating the possible entry into a foreign market. Then, the students are able to go to the country under consideration for eight to ten days, accompanied by a faculty member. When the students return they prepare and present a detailed business plan for penetrating the foreign market.

At the reception, guests will be able to experience Moroccan culture, art, and music, as well as learn about recent D490 student research and experience in the country. A variety of international cuisines, including Mexican, Chinese, Indian, French, and Moroccan foods will be served. Former Franklin Electric CEO Bill Lawson is also set to speak. D490 is made possible through Lawson's generous donations.

For more information contact Lyman Lewis in the Doermer School of Business at 260-481-6491 or