Berlin, Germany

Business & Society in Europe

when 20 July 2024 - 17 August 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1300

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Europe encompasses the world’s largest and most complicated market. Recent events, particularly those following the ongoing economic crisis on the continent, raise profound questions about the future of Europe. This course will focus on present and future business issues facing the entire continent. Under this focus, we will examine the following questions: Should a “European” management style be developed instead of the national practices that frequently characterize companies originating in different European nations? How and under what circumstances should the European Union expand to Turkey, Ukraine and other countries in the East? What has been the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon, in effect since 2009, on European economic, political and social issues? In order to provide essential background and context for these issues, we will also review key events in modern European History.

In class, we will utilize a variety of approaches, including small-group study, lectures, and case-study analysis, to develop a comprehensive understanding of European business.On virtual excursions to different districts of Berlin, we will study how European and German history have influenced the economic development of this magnificent international capital and we will investigate the impact Berlin has in turn had on European business management. The course will also feature guest speakers on different topics in business and society in the European context.

Course leader

Mithun Mridha

Target group

Students interested in how companies manage their businesses as the dynamic European
economy continues its transformation from national- to European-level markets and spheres
of interaction. The course also examines macro-level social, historical, and economic factors
and their contribution to the contemporary European business environment.

Credits info

5 EC
ECTS credits

Fee info

EUR 1300: course fee
EUR 300: program fee

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