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Business, Law & Ethics in the European Union
Belgium & Germany
May 26- June 7, 2014
Experience the challenge of negotiating an international contract while exploring the dynamics of business in the European Union. This course focuses on globalization and its impact on business with a particular emphasis on E.U. and U.S. business and legal perspectives. Other areas of focus include business ethics, corporate social responsibility and unique economic, socioeconomic, political and cultural issues within the European Union and their impact on conducting business in a global economy.
The classroom component of the course begins in Minneapolis and ends in Trier, Germany. In Minneapolis, you will connect with German business students via email and begin the process of negotiating a contract.
You will then travel to the heart of the E.U. - Brussels, Belgium - where you will meet with the German students and learn through on-site interactive visits, cultural immersion, discussion and reflection. Your adventure includes meetings with executives from multinational companies, government officials and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The course ends in Trier, Germany, where you will attend classes and finalize your contracts with your European partners.
Dr. Susan Marsnik, professor of business law
Dr. Dawn Elm, professor of business ethics
Dr. Michael Hakenberg, University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany
BLAW600 or instructor permission. Must be an active student in good standing with a GPA greater than 3.0.
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