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  • Locations: Bonn, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Loyola Marymount University 
  • Program Costs:: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2017 03/02/2017
03/29/2017 08/27/2017 12/13/2017

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100
Financial Aid Applicability:
All Financial Aid (Institutional, Federal and State)
Class Standing:
-Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.70
Housing Option(s): Host Family/ Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
LMU Credit & Grades
Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required:
Yes
Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Reid
Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required:
Yes
Areas of Study:
Art, Business, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Entrepreneurship, European Studies, German, History, International Business, Management, Marketing, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Theological Studies
LMU Core Courses Available:
Explorations: Creative Experience, Integrations: Ethics and Justice, Integrations: Faith and Reason, Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections
Program Description:
Bonn, Germany - Summer

 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The LMU Semester in Bonn: Business, Arts and Communication Track is LMU's longest-running study abroad program. The program provides students with the opportunity to engage in a new cultural environment and travel while attending classes at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB).
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Students of all majors are eligible to participate as the program meets a wide range of LMU core courses. Also, business students should note that the program offers three upper-division business courses that count towards the LMU business majors. Thus, business students regularly make up a significant portion of BAC participants. Courses are taught in English and credits/units are recorded on LMU transcripts. A German language and culture course is required of all students to assist students in communicating effectively during their stay.

Professors from universities throughout Germany teach courses with a strong foundation in international issues. Guest speakers, practical case studies and course-related site visits throughout Europe enhance the academic experience.

Business, Arts and Communication students gain a panoramic view of the European Union - an association of 28 countries and over 500 million citizens. Students progress in their major and core curriculum while experiencing a country that is synonymous with intellectual, scientific and cultural achievement. The study of German and European-specific methods (e.g., by visiting European companies, institutions, museums, etc.) allows students to understand and increase their interest in some of the exciting work being done in the EU. In particular, the New Europe Program offers the opportunity to experience firsthand many crucial social, economical and environmental issues, such as a rapidly growing population, demographic and climate changes, declining natural resources, globalization, urbanization and a growing concern for the environment.

 
LOCATION Bird's Eye

Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the former capital of West Germany as well as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The city and its surrounding are rich in castles, medieval towns and natural beauty. Students can play soccer in one of Bonn's several parks, explore the gardens of Poppelsdorfer Castle or walk, run or bike along the Rhine.

Bonn has developed into an international technology, business, research and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) hub, and serves as corporate headquarters for T-Mobile and Deutsche Post; houses several world-renown research centers; and is one of the world's largest United Nations cities. Bonn is centrally located in Western Europe allowing easy train travel to cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. The Cologne-Bonn airport is served by many low-cost airlines allowing students access to cities such as Venice, Budapest, London, Prague and Barcelona, among others.
south city

The Akademie für Internationale Bildung is an independent, non-profit educational organization based in Bonn. LMU and the AIB have been partners for over 20 years, and during this time, the AIB has managed all of the onsite logistical details of the program, such as: matching students with host families, coordinating schedules and class-room spaces, planning and leading educational excursions, organizing cultural activities and extra-curricular programming, and offering advising and support for all levels of life in Germany. For more information on the AIB, including videos and photos, please click here.
 
ACADEMICS

Projected Course Offerings for Fall 2017*:


LMU Professor Dr. Mahmoud Nourayi will be teaching two featured courses:
Accounting Information for Decision Making (ACCT 2120): This course involves study of managerial accounting, in which economic information (both qualitative and quantitative) is used to make strategic business decisions. This course is the second of two introductory accounting courses (business core prerequisite: ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting) required for all business majors and as a prerequisite to all other accounting courses. Managerial accounting information is used to make decisions that guide the organization through planning, organizing, directing, and controlling activities. Strategic decision making requires a future orientation to the information, with relevant and flexible data. This course draws heavily from economics, finance, management, and marketing.

Financial Analysis and Valuation (ACCT 3198/4198): The objective of the course is to provide hands-on experience in financial statement analysis. Students will be exposed to tools of financial analysis, Earnings Measurement, theoretical concepts, and practical valuation issues. By the end of the course, students should become comfortable with using firms' financial statements to draw an understanding of their performance and provide a basis for making reasonable valuation estimates.
 
Course Name Course Number LMU Core Satisfied Units
German Language Course (required) EURO 1181/1182/2283, GRMN 3998/4999 none 4
Accounting Information for Decision Making ACCT 2120 Flag: Information Literacy 3
Financial Analysis & Valuation ACCT 3198/4198 none 3
Visual Thinking ART 350 Explorations: Creative Experience 3
Urban Art and Architecture ARHS 4998 Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections 4
Intercultural Communication CMST 2200 none 4
20th Century Europe EURO 3998, HIST 4998, POLS 3998 none 3
International Business INBA 3810 none 3
Principles of Marketing MRKT 3510 none 3
Ethics and the Arts  PHIL 3145   Integrations: Ethics and Justice 4
European Christianity THST 3998 Integrations: Faith and Reason 4


Projected Course Offerings for Spring 2017*:

LMU Professor Charles Vance will be teaching a featured course, Building Global Career Competence (MGMT 3651/INBA 3851). In this innovative course, open to all majors and conducted both online and in person, you will combine “outside-of-class” experiential learning during your study abroad with conceptual learning assignments to build critical competencies for your future success in our global marketplace. This course involves a relevant and challenging international consulting team work experience, exposure to the working and cultural environments of Germany and other exciting parts of Europe where you will travel, building skills for international adjustment and successful management of international assignments, networking and building potentially valuable international professional connections, and developing insights for your future career planning within a global context. For more information, contact Dr. Charles Vance at cvance@lmu.edu.
 
Course Name Course Number LMU Core Satisfied Units
German Language Course (required) EURO 1181/1182/2283, GRMN 3998/4999 none 4
Art and Ecology ART 398 Explorations: Creative Experience
Flag: Engaged Learning
3
Urban Art and Architecture ARHS 4998 Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections
Flag: Engaged Learning
4
20th Century Europe EURO 3998, HIST 4998, POLS 3998 none 3
International Business INBA 3810 none 3
Building Global Career Competence MGMT 3651, INBA 3851 none 3
Principles of Marketing MRKT 3510 none 3
Environmental Ethics PHIL 3110 Integrations: Ethics and Justice 4
European Christianity THST 3998 Integrations: Faith and Reason 4

* NOTE: Courses subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment.
 
HOUSING AND MEALS

Students live with host families to facilitate cultural immersion. The program fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner with the host family, and a public transportation pass for the Bonn region. The families who participate in the Business, Arts and Communication Program have a long history of welcoming students into their homes. Many students say that living with their host family was one of the highlights of the program. 
 
CULTURAL EXCURSIONS
 
Each semester, the AIB organizes many day excursions such as a Rhine cruise, visits to the cities Cologne, Aachen, Maastricht & Frankfurt, and a visit to the Eifel region of Germany, and two multi-day excursions described below. In addition, there is ample opportunity for students to travel on their own.
 
New Europe
Fall 2016

Paris and Belgium
 -- Students enjoy a multi-day visit to the romantic city of Paris, famous for its elegant shops and cafés, and its abundance of art galleries, museums and historical architecture. Paris is followed by a visit to the medieval city Bruges and to Brussels, the headquarters of the EU.

Berlin and Dresden -- Students take a second multi-day excursion Germany's capital Berlin and the romantic German city Dresden. In Berlin, students explore the modern excitement and remarkable history of this recently unified and reclaimed capital city. Dresden, a beautiful, recently-renovated city on the Elbe River, is rich in palaces, churches, museums and opera and concert halls. It was also part of the old East Germany so students will be able to contrast it with old West German cities such as Bonn and Cologne.


Spring 2017
Madrid and Barcelona -- Students enjoy a multi-day excursion to the Spanish cities Madrid and Barcelona. Famous for its Prado and Reina Sofia museums as well as its professional soccer teams, Madrid is one of Europe's most important capitals. Barcelona is the heart of the Catalonia region, the birthplace of artists like Dalí, Gaudí and Picasso. The city, Spain's second largest, is one of the world's leading cultural and design centers.
 
Berlin and Dresden -- Students take a second multi-day excursion Germany's capital Berlin and the romantic German city Dresden. In Berlin, students explore the modern excitement and remarkable history of this recently unified and reclaimed capital city. Dresden, a beautiful, recently-renovated city on the Elbe River, is rich in palaces, churches, museums and opera and concert halls. It was also part of the old East Germany so students will be able to contrast it with old West German cities such as Bonn and Cologne.
 

PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES

Fall Program Costs: (click here)
Spring Program Costs: (click here)



This program is currently not accepting applications.