Course Dates

Depart: May 4, 2017
Return: May 14, 2017

  • Earn up to four credit hours immersing yourself in business management and culture in Europe.
  • Visits to international organizations, and cultural attractions.
  • Opportunities will be provided in each activity to meet one-on-one with local faculty, business managers, community leaders, and others to exchange views on globalization, strategy & management.
  • Participate with 20-30 other undergraduate students from around Spain.
  • Participate in various planned and spontaneous activities to enrich your program.
  • Possibility to extend your stay in Europe.

February 16th
Time 3:30 P.M.
Room 205

Dr. Steve Varela
Mr. Steve Varela, MS, MBA, PhD

Director of the Business Management Program
Room 523
(219) 473-4355

Steve A. Varela is the Business Management Program Director in the Department of Business and Information Technology at Calumet College of Saint Joseph. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor of Management at Fort Hays State University’s China campus and also an Assistant Professor of International Business at Tunghai University located in Taichung, Taiwan.

Dr. Varela earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science/MIS and a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from DePaul University, an M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, and a Ph.D. from the International School of Management based in Paris, France. Steve developed new courses such as East-West Negotiation for Asian audiences in Taiwan and also localized first year of studies courses for Nigerian students while at Northeastern University. His primary research interests are in the fields of international negotiation and culture.

His recent presentations include Varela, S. (Presenter and Author), “The Primacy of Cultural Metacognition in Intercultural Business Negotiation” presented at the Marketing Asia Group Scholar Conference, Porto, Portugal. (June, 2015), and Varela, S. (Presenter and Author) “The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Intercultural Business Negotiation”, presented at the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics. Destin, FL. (April, 2014).

Prior to teaching, Steve served in various international business development roles for firms such as Motorola International Ventures Corporation, Iridium Satellite LLC, and Telefonica S.A. in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Mexico. Indeed, he has spent nearly half of his adult life as an expatriate.

Steve serves as a member of CCSJ’s Graduate Programs Committee and his professional contributions includes service as the North American Director of the Marketing in Asia Scholar Group, and as a board member of the Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance and the Hudson Lake Conservation Association. Dr. Varela is also certified in Cultural Intelligence and a licensed commodity broker. He lives in New Carlisle, Indiana with his wife and two daughters.

More details can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

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Contact our Office of Academic Advising

  • (219) 473-4220


  • Room 100

  • Hours
    Monday, Thursday & Friday:
    8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    Tuesday & Wednesday:
    8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.