Business in Germany: The Challenges of European Economic Integration
About the Program
Germany is a true European powerhouse in politics, economy, and culture. Based in Augsburg, this program includes day trips and extended site visits integral to student learning. Overnight stays in Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria), and Berlin allow students to gain a unique understanding of economic integration and the particular financial and management challenges of European unity. In Berlin specifically, visits to the Berlin Wall and the German History Museum show German efforts to coalesce as a nation-state. In addition, students will experience Germany’s rich cultural history through concerts in historic halls, opera houses, and churches, and have the opportunity to compare this culture and history to experiences in Prague and Vienna.
Students will either reside in a homestay, dormitory, or shared apartment. Housing preferences cannot be guaranteed. For more information, contact Kelly Brannan Trail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students are required to enroll in 7 credit hours, but may enroll in 10 credit hours. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for each course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.
FIN 301: Introduction to Financial Management (3 credits)
Introduction to financial theory and analysis. The goal of this course is to expose students to a range of financial problems and decisions that business firms confront. During the course, you should: 1) develop an understanding of the principles and techniques used by firms in managing and financing their assets; 2) understand the sources of funds within the capital markets; 3) understand the determinants of the financial structure; and 4) develop financial analytical techniques used by stakeholders.
FIN 300: Introduction to Financial Management (3 credits)
Principles and techniques used by business firms in managing and financing their current and fixed assets; sources of funds within the capital markets; determinants of the financial structure; analytical techniques. Prerequisite(s): (ACC 200 or ACC 207 or [ACC 300A and ACC 300B]); (ECO 203 or 204); Non-business majors only.
MGT 301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams.
MGT 300: Survey of Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Survey of management for non-business majors. Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only; sophomore standing.
MUS 365: Music In Society: Germany (3 credits)
Study of how music and musicians affect, and are affected by, the human societies in which they live. An introduction to music and its literature, with emphasis on the way music has been shaped by its cultural, geographic, and historical contexts. Students actively explore music through on-site concert attendance, lectures, videos, discussions, and field trips to important musical and artistic sites in Augsburg and the surrounding region. In addition to exploring the different stylistic periods of music, students learn to relate them to the corresponding historical periods represented in the art and architecture of Germany. Field trips to concert historic concert halls, opera houses, and churches complete this ideal introduction to music.
CAP status: Arts
LNG 1xx/2xx/3xx German Language (3-4 transfer credits; all levels)
Language courses are offered to students on this program through a partner institution on-site. These are available to students interested in enhancing their language skills at a multitude of levels. Students must receive official course pre-approval (information will be sent to students in the spring) prior to their departure to Germany based on their current proficiency in the targeted language in order to successfully earn transfer credit. Only transfer credit (i.e. a “K” grade) will be earned for any language course pre-approved and taken abroad with a passing grade. Please note that students choosing to take a language course abroad on this program will be assessed a regular tuition fee based upon three or four credits.
UDI 310: MAXIE: Experience (1 credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD. Graded minicourse required of all student participants.
Dr. Eric Street, Professor, Department of Music (Site Coordinator)
Daniel J. Kapusta, Dept. of Econ & Fin, Director of the Davis Center for Portfolio Management
Irene J. Dickey, Dept. of Management & Marketing
Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.
For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience. All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). The schedule for your MAXIE course will be posted here in October. Classes begin the first week of March and last until the end of the semester.
Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2018, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.
Cost and Refund Policy
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