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College of Business Travels – Berlin & Prague

College of Business Travels: Europe – International Business Abroad

Experience the the economy and culture of Berlin & Prague!  Join Drs. Axel Grossmann and Steven Charlier on a week-long intensive immersion into the business practices that characterize contemporary Germany and the Czech Republic.  Learn about the challenges and successes the countries faces as they continue to innovate, engage in growth, and face the inequalities and challenges left in the wake of the Cold War.

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Courses Titles and Credits:
Students have the opportunity to earn and must be enrolled in 3 credit hours to participate on this program during the Summer A 2018 term.  Students can choose from either of the following:
Undergraduates: BUSA 4830s – International Business in Berlin & Prague
Graduates: BUSA 7030s – International Business in Berlin & Prague

Eligibility:
Undergraduate students should have a 2.5 GPA and a declared business major at the time of application, and earn 60 credit hours by the program departure date.  Graduate students should have graduate standing and permission of the Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business.  All students should be in good academic standing at the time of application, with no active disciplinary record.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:
May 29 – June 7, 2018 (Summer Term A 2018)
*Note: students should expect to attend mandatory class meetings on the Georgia Southern campus during the other weeks of Summer Term A.

Program Cost:
$2,900.00
Includes: All regional and local transportation; lodging for the duration of the program; breakfast everyday; several lunches and dinners; tour and entrance expenses; guest lectures; site visits to local companies and businesses; and insurance coverage.

Additional Costs: Tuition & fees for 3 credit hours of course enrollment, round-trip airfare to Europe, and additional meals not included in the program cost.

Nature and Purpose of the Program:
Students will experience and learn to navigate concepts about issues critical to successful business practices in the globalized economic environment.

By visiting Berlin, students will gain exposure one of the world’s well-established global cities, and visit an up-and-coming regional power that is quickly becoming the location of choice to house the European headquarters of many international firms.  Both locations represent services and export-oriented economies that attract multicultural populations and provide a significant amount of GDP earnings to their high-income welfare state economies.  Students will gain tremendous insight into concepts such as employment and income, GDP, welfare state policies, Foreign Direct Investment, managing international teams, financial and trade services, and transportation, tourism, and hospitality industries.

The week-long trip will be based in urban Berlin and Prague, the capitals of Germany and the Czech Republic, respectively.  Students will study in this city and about this country in order to gain first-hand and comparative perspectives on the challenges faced by operating businesses in an international setting, as well as discover regionally different practices and approaches to business, politics, and culture.

Highlights of the Program:

– 10-day stay in Berlin & Prague

– Course can be applied toward all degrees housed in the College of Business.

– Ability to meet and learn from professionals and visit major companies

– Field Trips/Excursions daily

Application and Payment Schedule:
Program Application and $500.00 deposit payment: Due February 1, 2018
1st Program Payment of $1,200.00: Due March 9, 2018
2nd Program Payment of $1,200.00: Due April 1, 2018

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad College of Business Europe Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all payments are non-refundable.

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Submit applications to any of the locations listed at the top of the application form.  Applications can also be sent through campus mail to Int’l Programs & Services at P.O. Box 8106.

Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Dr. Axel Grossmann, Department of Finance & Economics agrossmann@georgiasouthern.edu
Dr. Steven Charlier, Department of Management scharlier@georgiasouthern.edu
Ms. Emilee Carr, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services ecarr@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 10/4/2017