Note: This program is open to qualified MBA applicants only.
The program examines the European Union as both a major player in the global marketplace as well as a diverse, multinational institution and policymaking body. The EU's public marketplace is examined and comparisons made with other approaches. Finally, the program addresses current critical issues facing the EU. Upon completion, students should: understand how the EU sets policies in a unifying way that fits the needs of 27 member states, each with their own government, culture, business community and language; learn how companies in various industries do business within the EU context; understand how the cultures of centuries-old nations adapt to and impact policymaking and business practices.
The program is based in Bonn, Germany, in the heart of the Rhine River Valley, with its castles, vineyards and medieval towns. It is a convenient location from which to travel to EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and various companies included in the program and cultural excursions. A long weekend is built into the program for individual/group student excursions.
The European Union
Lecturer William Semos
The course is built around a historical look -- pre- and post-World War II -- together with a present-day view of how the EU functions and how various industries and companies function in the context of the Pan-European marketplace, as well as the global one. The course examines the mix of political, economic, cultural and historical factors and their impacts.
Prerequisite: MBAA 6100
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students are housed in a four-star hotel that includes breakfast. Also included in the program are some lunches and dinners.
Brussels, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Dusseldorf, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as historical/cultural visits to Cologne, Konigswinter, and Bruel, all in the Rhine Valley.
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Summer Program Costs (click here)