5840 Global Practicum: Europe

5840 Global Practicum: Europe

(3 semester hours credit)

This course offers students an opportunity to focus on the European business environment within an innovative and flexible framework that combines traditional classroom based learning with structured, rigorous, in-country experiential learning. The pragmatic aspects of doing business abroad, such as cultural differences, resource availability, legal and economic framework, technology, and marketing issues are explored through classroom discussion, in-country company and government site visits, lectures from European educators and business leaders, and consulting project client interaction. This course addresses effective communication and ethical decision-making under the umbrella of the global challenge. (Additional Student Cost)

Required Prerequisite: 5160 or Dean approval

Students must register with LFGSM Registrar and travel partner WorldStrides 60 days before term begins. There is a 15 student minimum required to conduct course. Due to enrollment requirements, LFGSM advises that students book airfare when course is confirmed. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare, processing visa applications and in-country ground transportation between airport and hotel. (WorldStrides offers optional upgrade services: visa processing, and in-country ground transportation between airport and hotel.) Standard LFGSM course tuition and fees apply (payable to LFGSM). There is a supplemental International travel fee based on location, (payable to travel partner – WorldStrides), which includes: hotel, daily breakfast, in-country ground transportation for planned events, and boxed meals during scheduled visits.