Europe is a major center of world trade and commerce, and you'll be right in the middle of the action when you travel to Germany for a two-week summer course, "The Changing Environment for International Business Abroad." This three-credit elective is held annually on the scenic campus of the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Vallendar, located outside Koblenz in the Rhine River valley. It is open to first-year MBA students and continuing evening MBAs.
The program focuses on a broad range of topics, including European integration, labor and financial markets, and corporate governance, as well as doing business in Eastern Europe and restructuring companies in transition economies.
Since Germany has the largest economy in Europe, the program includes a visit to an international company. All class instruction is in English, although a complementary German-language course is offered in the afternoon. In addition, you'll be able to sample the nectar of local vineyards at a wine-tasting and spend long weekends touring the German countryside.
CIBER coordinates the program and reviews applications, but does not provide funding for participants. Tuition is free for students enrolled at and nominated by WHU's North American partner universities, which include the Ross School of Business. However, students must pay a registration/activity fee of approximately $500 to cover course materials, an airport pick-up, a welcome reception,
excursions, company-site visits and a farewell dinner.
If you are accepted, you must provide your own round-trip air transportation to Germany and pay for your room and board and other expenses while you are there.
For more information on the 2013 WHU Summer Program, click here.
How to Apply
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For information on students' experiences, click here.