A partnership between the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and the Fachhochschule  Trier in Germany offers their students a unique experience. Students meet peers from other countries; discover cultural differences and commonalities; study international business, trade laws and ethics; and apply that knowledge in contract negotiations.

Check out our recent blog posts from an MBA student on her experience negotiating in Germany.

Hauptmarkt public square is Trier's main marketplace

Trier is the oldest German city, with an approximate population of 105,000. It is located in the very west of Germany on the banks of the Moselle River, near the Luxembourg border.

Business students from the Fachhochschule Trier will visit St. Thomas next spring (May 27 to June 1) to engage in simulated contract negotiations with St. Thomas students as part of International Business Law and Business, Law & Ethics courses (BLAW 303 & BLAW 615). Site visits and meetings with executives from multinational organizations will provide insight and exposure to legal, business, contractual, ethical and cultural issues that business professionals face in international business.

Read more on The Global Business Education Initiative blog.