Our IBUS 744: International Dimensions in Management course provides students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments of organizations in Slovenia and Hungary.
This year students will visit Ljubljana, Slovenia and Budapest, Hungary. The program begins with four class meetings during the first half of the Spring 2014 semester to learn about the business environment in Central Europe and set the stage to maximize the international exposure. Class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 8:10—10:40 p.m. on the following dates: February 5, 12, 19 and 26.
During the spring break, students will travel to Slovenia and Hungary. The travel component of the program consists of a series of meetings with senior managers and company tours of both local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the state of economic development in one of the largest economies in the world. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace.
You’ll also be able to experience the incredible historic and cultural attractions of Slovenia, Hungary and the Central European region. The program will include free time to explore the historical cities of Ljubljana and Budapest, as well as a dinner river cruise on the Danube River. The professor for this course, Tomasz Mroczkowski, has extensive international experience.
The program will begin Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Students are expected to arrive in Ljubljana independently by this time. The group will travel together from Ljubljana to Budapest on Wednesday March 12, 2014.
The program concludes after the farewell dinner on Saturday, March 15. A group airport transfer on Sunday, March 16th will be arranged.
Please note that students will be responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Central Europe, and may choose to arrive early for personal travel in the region.
This program is a 2-credit fall course (IBUS-744-001) and standard AU tuition applies. A 3-credit section of the course is also available (IBUS-744-002).
Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:
Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website.
Program Fee: The $2,250 program fee includes double occupancy room, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.
Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel to and from Central Europe.
Passport & Visa: Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Slovenia and Hungary, including related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students with any required letters from AU. US citizens will obtain visit visas upon arrival in Slovenia. Non-US citizens can obtain visa information on the websites of the Slovenian and Hungarian Embassies in Washington, D.C.
Incidentals: Expenses for shopping, personal activities, and meals and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.
Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office to determine coverage and eligibility.
The deadline to register for this program is Monday. December 9, 2013. Registration for this course is first come, first served, and may fill before the registration deadline. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below):
Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.
Once your deposit and paperwork have been received, you will be registered for either IBUS-744-001 (2 credits) or IBUS-744-002 (3 credits) based on your online registration form. You will not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.