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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

MBA Germany Web Banner 2017

Overview of MBA Trip to German and France 

Experience an intensive cross-cultural exchange focusing on cutting edge business topics. Spend a week at the beautiful cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. Students will visit two companies per day and will obtain an understanding of the history, culture and how that has led to their respective business/economic models. Students will also have opportunities to discuss challenges and opportunities of doing business in and with Germany and France, which are hubs for many joint ventures with US companies which entered the European Union.

Trip Dates:  the trip will depart Minneapolis on Friday, March 9, 2018; return to Minneapolis on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
    
Informational meetings about the trip will be held on Tuesday, Sept.19  and on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:15 pm in the Oren Gateway Center.  Please attend one of the meetings. You will need to complete an “intent to participate” form and email it to Kim O'Flaherty at the following address:  oflahert@augsburg.edu OR complete it at one of the orientation meetings.  Here is a link to the form:  

MBA Study Abroad Confirmation Form


Trip Summary

  • Space is limited to 25 students. Students not  previously enrolled in study abroad will have priority.
  • Pre-Trip Meetings: two mandatory pre-trip class meetings for your course will be held from 6-10 PM, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, and Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
  • Post-trip Meeting: one mandatory post-trip class meeting will be from 6-10 PM, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
  • Trip dates:  We will depart Minneapolis on Friday, March 9, 2018; return to Minneapolis on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
  • Passports must be valid through October 1, 2018. Students with a non-US passport may need a visa to Germany and/or France.  Students will be responsible for obtaining visa and its costs, if needed.
  • Cost without international airfare: $4550.  The price might vary due to the fluctuations in the current exchange rates (Euro/dollar) and the rates which will be applied when the contract with the provider is signed in October.   
  • Program Fee: the program fee includes: tuition, hotel--double occupancy --with all breakfasts included, program (eight company visits, meetings, city tours), transfers, four lunches, four dinners, train from Berlin to Hamburg, flight from Hamburg to Strasbourg.)
    • Single occupancy room adds approximately $708.00 to the program cost .
  • Down-payment:  a down payment for the trip will be due on  October 16, 2017.
  • Airfare: students will be responsible for purchasing their own international airfare.  We will provide information about the recommended flight.  Please do not purchase airfare until your trip registration is confirmed.
  • Hotels:
    • Berlin…https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187323-d5590724-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Berlin_City_East_Side-Berlin.html                    
    •  Strasbourg:   https://www.tripadvisor.de/Hotel_Review-g187075-d6510855-Reviews-Holiday_Inn_Express_Strasbourg_Centre-Strasbourg_Bas_Rhin_Grand_Est.htm
  • Registration. In order to participate in this trip, students must register for the course with Augsburg University AND register for the trip with the Center for Global Education & Experience. You may start an application here: http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=MBAGermanyandFrance  Just choose "Apply Now" and complete the application. Completing the application does not guarantee you a spot on the trip, however, registering with CGEE is required for participation.

Study Abroad Courses 

Students choose one course per study abroad experience:

MBA 565: Managing in the Global Environment (Instructor: Dr. Magda Paleczny-Zapp)
This course explores the reasons, conditions, processes and challenges of internationalization from an enterprise perspective and the differences in political-economic/socio-cultural systems and their implications for international business. It introduces students to the complexities and challenges of management in a multi-cultural context and enhances students’ cultural awareness and ability to understand, and handle a variety of situations facing international managers. It prepares students to work in and with global environment.

MBA 595: Strategic Management (Instructor Dr. Bruce Batten)
Organizations that survive over time generally meet customer needs more effectively than the customer’s alternatives. These organizations adapt to a constantly changing environment, usually coordinating change in a variety of different functional areas. Strategy matches the organization’s capabilities to its market position, facilitates resource allocation, and provides guidance for decision-making. This course is integrative of all subject matter in the MBA program, and adopts the perspective of senior management considering international expansion.


 

Program Cost

Program Fee:                  $3548
Tuition (3 MBA credits):  $2517
Sub-Total:                       $6065
Global Scholarship:        $945
MBA Scholarship:           $570
TOTAL AMOUNT:          $4550

The Program Fee includes hotel--double occupancy --with all breakfasts included, program (eight company visits, meetings, city tours), transfers, four lunches, four dinners, train from Berlin to Hamburg, flight from Hamburg to Strasbourg) NOTE:  Single occupancy room adds approximately $708.00 to the program cost .

The Program Fee does NOT include international airfare. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own international airfare.  We will provide information about the recommended flight.  Please do not purchase airfare until your trip registration is confirmed.

For information about student financial aid related to study abroad, please contact:

Catherine Maun, Student Financial Services
maun@augsburg.edu
Phone:  612-330-1354

OR

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: 612-330-1046 or 800-458-1721
Fax: 612-330-1308
studentfinances@augsburg.edu

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 12/13/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/09/2018 03/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.