Whether you dream of building your career in the corporate world or becoming an entrepreneur, expand your knowledge and ability to analyze how European businesses operate.
- Boost your resume by consulting with businesses and presenting solutions on real-life cases or developing a start-up project and pitching it to professionals
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours and meet with leaders and decision makers in key business clusters or start-ups, using their insights to build your projects and for practical assignments
- Learn how to best articulate your enhanced cross-cultural leadership skills with DIS career workshops on international internships, resume building, and interviewing skills, as well as network with local professionals at DIS Career Night
This program is right for you if you are a student in business, economics, finance, marketing, management, or related disciplines, with a strong interest in acquiring business knowledge and skills from an international perspective.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course emphasizes innovative entrepreneurial action. The aim of the course is twofold: You will gain an understanding of innovation in various settings, particularly looking at new business models and emerging technologies. You will then work on a start-up project and learn to apply an entrepreneurial method based on fast iterations, structured customer engagement, prototyping, and pitching to investors.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Note: This course is cross-disciplinary, and you must be prepared to engage and take ownership of start-up projects.
Recommendation: Entrepreneurship Practicum
European Business Strategy: Case Studies
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Through business visits, case studies, and lectures, you will come to understand the European business environment and how it differs from the U.S. You will learn how companies are impacted by local business environments – a key skill in international business. A major element of the course is working with a business on a sponsored project and presenting a solution to the company at the end of the semester.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Berlin-Prague or London or Helsinki-Riga
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: A microeconomics course, and either a macroeconomics or business course at university level.
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Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at www.umrsc.org