Olayele Adelakun is an Associate professor of MIS at DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM). His research focuses on IT Outsourcing, ERP systems implementation, and Information Systems Quality, IT Evaluation and Emotional Intelligence among IT Leaders. He has conducted studies in both medium size companies and large multinational companies in Europe, Africa and the United States. He has chaired several academic and industry focus conferences. He started the study abroad program in the school CDM in 1994. He has also lead several executives’ presentations. He has published over eighty articles in conferences, books and journals. He holds an M.S. in Information Processing Science from University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland.
Students will be enrolled in one 4 credit course.
Course: IS 396 (Undergraduate)/ IS 596 (Graduate): IT In An Emerging Country: Case of Brazil Credits: 4 credit hours Term Registered: Fall Quarter Course Description: The objective of the course is to expose students to the reality of information technology (IT) and IT Cluster in an emerging/developing country. IT cluster is central to technological innovation and development in many countries. This course will examines IT clusters in Rio, Florianopolis and Curitiba. Brazil is a country with tremendous resources, richness and IT capabilities, it is also a country with a very high level of poverty. This course will expose students to IT use, management, development, policy and strategic impact within the Brazilian economy and its impact internationally.
Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.
Students should expect to be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CULTURAL EVENTS
Extracurricular activities and cultural events will be updated as the itinerary is finalized.
COSTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FINANCIAL AID
All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.
DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.
PASSPORT AND VISA
If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. As of this publication, students on the Brazil: IT Cluster program who are US citizens may need a visa.Please note, however, that visa requirements can change. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes to the visa requirements as they become available.
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT
Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Dominique Brown. DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.