The Kelley School of Business has a longstanding partnership with the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management. The WHU Bachelor European Summer Program is a three-week, 3 credit course that enables Kelley students to study with students from top business schools around the world on the WHU campus in Vallendar, Germany. The campus is located just outside of Koblenz in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley, one hour away from Frankfurt.
The program dates are May 24–June 12, 2020.
About the Course
Students will earn 3 credits of BUS-D 496 Foreign Study in Business. The course, titled The Business, Political, and Cultural Environment in Europe, will apply as elective credit for the International Business co-major. The program will not satisfy the IUB General Education World Languages and Cultures requirement.
The course begins with a discussion of the political and economic environment of the European Union, focusing on the European Economic and Monetary Union and its business implications. Students will look at specific problems of the new EU member countries in Central and Eastern Europe, which were socialist economies prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain. We will evaluate strategic business issues in an international context and subsequently turn to specific business functions and topics, including marketing and finance in Europe.
Participating students work on cases and, throughout the three-week course, work in groups on a small project that will be presented in class at the end of the Summer Institute. The program integrates teaching and coursework, supported by company visits and input from practitioners.
The summer program begins May 24 and ends June 12, 2020. Recommended arrival and departure days are May 23 and June 13, respectively. An airport pick-up is organized for students arriving the morning of May 23 at the Frankfurt Airport. There will also be an airport transfer that returns students to the airport after the program is over on Saturday, June 13.
Please see the fee schedule below for estimated costs based on previous years. The program fee includes 3 credits of tuition, course materials, chartered airport shuttles on the arrival and departure days, welcome reception, lunches, farewell dinner, excursions, socials and company visits, local bus ticket, and enrollment in international health insurance .
Students will stay in single rooms in on-campus housing for the duration of the program. The cost of this accommodation is not included in the registration and tuition fees. For three weeks, students will pay between $530 to $580. This will be paid directly to WHU.
Airfare, some meals, and discretionary expenses are the responsibility of the student.