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Versailles

London & Paris - May 12-23, 2014

European Business Study

Program Overview

In today’s economy, you must have an understanding of how businesses operate in different countries and how cultural differences affect the business world. This Study Abroad Course concentrates on British and French practices in particular. You will experience life and work cultures different from that found in the United States by visiting business enterprises, governmental organizations, and cultural sites in London and Paris. By comparing U.S. customs to the other cultures and comparing the foreign cultures to each other, you may challenge assumptions about your own culture.

The Course begins in London. While there, you’ll learn about British culture and history through visits to the Tower of London, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and other popular sites. Visits to the Bank of England and other business ventures provide insight into British business culture. After four days in London, the Course shifts to Paris. You’ll explore French business practices through visits to IBM and other companies while discovering French culture and history through visits to Notre Dame, Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and many others.

All Majors are Welcome!

Preference will be given to declared Business majors or minors.

Tower of London

Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
and the Department of Management and Marketing

Course Information

  • Undergraduates - Undergraduates - BAT 300 (GenEd/Multicultural)
  • Graduates - Bat 600
  • On-campus sessions: Four monthly seminars. Dates, times and location TBA.
  • Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Study Abroad Office (date/location TBA).
  • Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course. Questions about Course content should be directed to Dr. Joe Dobson or Dr. Mandeep Singh.
  • Total enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate Students

  1. Completed at least 45 semester hours by Fall 2013
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Good standing with Student Judicial Programs

Graduate Students

  1. Accepted to a graduate degree program
  2. Approval of graduate advisor and department chair/program director
  3. Good standing with Student Judicial Programs

Course specific requirements:

  • BAT 300: Completion of MGT 349 or permission of instructor

Contact

Academic Information

Dr. Joe Dobson
Stipes Hall 414
(309) 298-1626
J-Dobson@wiu.edu

Dr. Mandeep Singh
Stipes Hall 430
(309) 298-1198
M-Singh@wiu.edu

Study Abroad

Kim McDaniel
Memorial Hall 344
(309) 298-2504
KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu