31 July 2017
Business in Europe: Strategy in the European Context
This course will introduce and apply strategic management concepts and frameworks to investigate how organizations leverage their position to succeed in Europe and beyond. Looking at both European success stories and global players competing in Europe, students will be introduced to the structure and regulatory frameworks governing European Union (EU) organizations, the perspective of the European manager and public policy-setter, and the cultures of the diverse EU consumer. The course is founded on managerial studies, but will draw upon a holistic set of disciplines and traditions to go “beyond strategy” and introduce students to those region-specific competencies and limitations that affect competition. Students can expect immersion into local Czech life, from the insights of Brno businesspeople and academics, to the stunning surroundings of the province of Moravia (eastern Czech Republic) and the beautiful city of Brno. Field trips across Central European destinations will solidify learnings about EU strategy, highlight local, regional, and bi-lateral champions, and showcase cultural/natural wonders that make this part of the world unique.
On average, students are in class three to four days per week for two 90-minute sessions each morning; exact class times will be provided at the Pre-Departure Orientation. Mandatory field trips are an integral part of each course.
EUR 4000: 5922 CAD / approx. € 4000
housing and trips included