Germany, Bremen

Doing Business in the European Union

when 3 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

The creation of modern Europe is characterized by the constant tension between the convergence and the divergence between the member states of the European Union. The inclusion of many of the Eastern European Countries into the EU has added new challenges to trade in this area.The better we understand the people, institutions and policies of the EU, the better positioned we will be to conduct business effectively.

The course will start with a study of the history and institutions of the EU, look at the economic and political framework within which businesses must operate, and how this both helps and hinders successful trade within the region. Students will be asked to simulate the task of creating the directives that drive successful integration as well as explore the results of the real directives on the day to day operations of local businesses.

The course format will be a mixture of lectures, assignments and class discussion. No prior coursework is required.

Course leader

Professor Elizabeth Vining, University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

Target group

Students of economics, business studies, management studies and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.
English required in the level: B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level

Credits info

6 EC
or 4 US credit hours

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee includes: information packet with city guide; Seminars and lectures; Teaching material; Program related excursion; Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)
The course fee excludes: Travel expenses; Accommodation in Bremen (available at extra costs); Health and liability insurance; Board and personal spendings; Participation in optional activities