|Faculty lead||Charles Olson|
|Destination||Berlin, Germany and Milan, Italy|
|Dates abroad||March 18-25, 2017|
|Dates on campus||Sunday, Sept 25, 2016 (Common Core)
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
|Relevant career track(s)||Strategy and general management|
|Eligibility||Open to 2nd and 3rd year full-time and part-time MBA students. No application required to register for AY 16-17.|
|Estimated Costs||Fall 2016: 1 credit of tuition + $2500 program fee
Program fee covers shared accommodation, in-country ground transportation, some group meals, business visits, applied learning component, and cultural activities for the abroad portion of the program.
Spring 2017: 3 credits of tuition + Education Abroad Fee ($250) + Mandatory International Health Insurance Fee ($39, estimated)
Not included: international airfare, visa processing if applicable, most meals, personal expenses.
|Credit structure||1 credit earned during Fall semester + 3 credits earned during Spring semester. Total credits earned = 4 credits.|
|Registration instructions||March 2016: Register for MBA Global Business Courses when registering for Fall 2016 courses.|
|Add/drop deadlines||Final course drop date is Friday, September 9, 2016.|
The course will illustrate the experience of Germany and Italy as well as industry clusters and companies within these nations at using business models to foster industrial and commercial development. The focus will be on the application of the following models: Five forces, the cluster model, Porter's diamond and national policy in both a historical and current context. It is expected that students will have a knowledge of the global environment from BUSI 683 before taking the course. The theme of integrated planning for business and export success in today's global environment will be explored in the course through readings and cases, cultural experiences, business visits and an applied learning project.
Applied learning component
Students will develop a plan for a new business that would fall within one of the clusters studied.
Skills and knowledge gained
- Learning and application of the cluster and diamond models in commercial Europe.
- Develop and understanding of contemporary Germany and Italy through observation and experimentation.
Contact the Office of Global Initiatives at email@example.com.