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The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford is pleased to offer this two-week study abroad opportunity in Berlin, July 3 – July 18, 2010. The course, IB 710 – Global Aspects of Management, is open students in the MBA program at the University of Hartford, students enrolled in graduate business courses at other colleges and universities, and recent graduates from BS in Business programs who have completed two undergraduate management courses. If you are not currently enrolled in our MBA program, you may take this course on a non-matriculated basis; this essentially allows you to try one course without the lengthier enrollment process of matriculation. A completed graduate application (fee waived) and a copy of transcripts from prior business education are required.
The Unification of Germany marked a new beginning in the development of Business in Germany. Located right at the heart of the European Continent Germany stands as one of the largest economies of Europe. Germany has been the foundation of the EU since its inception and continues to be an important actor in the EU as well as one of the strongest allies of the United States. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany Berlin has regained its place as the political capitol of Germany as well as the economic hub of the country. Management practices in companies such Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst in the chemical industry, one of Germany’s most important, and BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz in the automobile industry, are renowned and replicated world-wide. Business in Germany and also its life to a certain extent is regulated by structures and plans. In all spheres of life, economic, political and even social, rules and procedures are the key elements that guide the people and organizations. Germans pride themselves on their attention to targets and time schedules, punctuality, strict distinction between public and private. Germans are also very proud of their cultural heritage and Berlin contains some of the world’s finest museums and cultural centers.
During the two weeks of the course students will participate in classroom lectures presented by faculty of ESCP Europe, one of the pre-eminent business schools in Europe and will also have the opportunity to meet with business managers, government officials and tour some of the cultural highlights of Berlin. Students will also have a long weekend to explore some of the other aspects of life in Berlin and the surrounding German countryside.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this interesting and informative program and that it will spark your interest in the international and global aspects of modern business.