Netherlands, Utrecht

Europe as a Business Network, Ecosystem and Industry

when 22 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1500

This course will focus on Europe as a business place. In the first week we will look at the European Union as a business network and ecosystem using case studies and a two-day simulation. In the second week students will work on trends and business in the fashion and design industry. This part of the course is situated in Italy and students are immersed in the Italian culture and economy to work on a case study. In the third week students are back in Utrecht, where they will finalize their understanding of the trends and issues regarding international business.

This three week course will focus more on Europe as a place to do business. In the first week we will look at the European Union as a business network and ecosystem. Next to lectures, students will work on several case studies and also do a two-day simulation. In this simulation students act as representatives of the European Parliament and they need to work on the economic future of Europe.
In the second week students will work on trends and business in the fashion and design industry. This part of the course is situated in Italy and students are immersed in the Italian culture and economy to work on a case study.
The third week students are back in Utrecht, the Netherlands were they will finalize their understanding of the trends and issues regarding international business.
This course is part of the tracks
(a) B48: Doing Business in Europe (5 weeks)
(b) B45: Doing Business in Europe (6 weeks)

Course leader

Drs. Peter O. van der Meer

Target group

Students in the final phase of their bachelor/ undergraduate studies.

Fee info

EUR 1500: Course fee.
EUR 500: Housing fee

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