Austria, Steyr, Belgium, Ghent

Hidden Business Champions

when 29 June 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2200

A unique two-week summer school in two surprising countries offering insight in innovative business & sales models.

First week (Ghent, Belgium)
The first week of this summer school will focus on cooperative and design thinking, which will unleash your creativity in order to bring you from an idea to a prototype.

The methodology we use is based on Human Centered Design, offered by certified people in this domain.
The majority of the summer school will be built around the principles of learning by doing. You will experience a creative process and learn to use new skills that stimulate your ability to solve problems. Some of you will work on their own ideas. Others will work on someone else's idea.

We will also visit Brussels and Ghent this week so you can discover beautiful medieval city centers and the headquarters of the European Union. After your week in Belgium, your journey through Europe will go via Frankfurt to Vienna.

Second week (Steyr, Austria)
The second week starts with a city trip to Vienna, continuing with an academic program in Steyr at the Faculty of Management.

Small and medium-sized Austrian companies, which have a truly global outreach are being focused on in the programme. Not only will be shown to you, which marketing strategies make them successful, we will also introduce you to innovative models of financing, get you familiar with specialities in respect to HR-management and logistics you need to know about European businesses. Additionally we will visit some of the successful companies.

A vivid mix of interactive lectures with experienced professors and top managers, company visits, case studies and challenging assignments will bring you days full of experience, entertainment and various fascinating impressions.

Target group

Bachelor and Master students (Master students required additional preparatory work and assignments).

Course aim

For International students who are curious about how innovative business is done in Europe and who want to work together in multi-disciplinary teams. There will of course also be time to visit beautiful cities in Belgium, Germany and Austria!

Credits info

6 EC
3 ECTS credits earned during study week in Belgium
3 ECTS credits earned during study week in Austria
Attention: preparatory activities required (readings, issued approximately 2 weeks before summer School)

Fee info

EUR 2200: Fee including half-board, Transportation by bus, social program, Company visits, tuition, accommodation. For details please check website
EUR 100: application handling fee


None, Special offers for Partner universities of Artevelde Hogeschool and University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria