Trip Dates: July 2 - 14, 2013
Orientation Dates: TBD
In today’s global economy, the European Union is the most important ally of the USA in terms of business interests, foreign direct investments, trade and global politics. The EU consumer market and its combined GDP are one of the worlds largest. This new Economic European Seminar is offering a one of a kind, high level insight on economics and politics of the contemporary European Union. Participants will travel throughout Europ and talk person-to-person with professional economists, lawyers, politicians, and government officials to get to know the US’s largest business partner. In addition to this, students will get acquainted with diverse cultural and historic legacies of the Western and Eastern part of the Continent. This Seminar is essential for MBA students whose professional careers are or will be connected to Europe.
IMPORTANT: Given type of meetings and certain logistic requirements the Economic Seminar entails, the program is limited to maximum 12 participants. We seek students who are genuinely interested in the seminar’s content and offerings. The participants will be selected on the basis of letters of recommendation and an application letter send to the Faculty Program Coordinator. Application Deadline: April 1, 2013.
The term “seminar” best describes the total experience. MBA students will participate in a number formal and informal meetings with bankers, scholars, lawyers, business people, members of the European Parliament, EU officials, ambassadors, a former prime minister and a central bank president. All of the meetings will be outside classroom, high level and intellectually demanding. Because of the extremely tight schedule and the necessity to efficiently move through private offices, airports and railway stations, the program will be limited to maximum 12 students genuinely interested in the program. The meetings will take place in:• Meeting with the President of the Polish Central Bank and the former Prime Minister of Poland
In addition to the established curriculum the Seminar includes:
Dr. Miron Wolnicki
Department of Economics
Villanova School of Business
Applications are due no later than April 1, 2013; the non-refundable commitment fee of $450 is due immediately upon receipt of acceptance letter. Final payment due prior to the departure of program.
Includes tuition, airfare, 3-credits tuition, transers in Europe, housing in local hotels, excursions, some meals (mostly 2 meals a day), and receptions.
MBA 8523: International Business Studies, 3 credits
The OIS will register all participants in this course.
Students will reside in tourist hotels. Most of the meals will be at local restaurants.
VU Pre-Departure Coursework & Orientation: Pre-dated lectures in between April and June, on the Villanova University campus.
June 2, 2013 : Departure from Philadelphia
Junly 3 Arrival
July 14, 2013: Departure for USA