2023 Global Field Study to Lucerne, Switzerland
Graduate and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible to participate in the course.
Travel Dates: June 4-11, 2023 (Summer Session)
Application Due Date: February 20th, 2023
Image of Lucerne, Switzerland
Course Background, MGMT 498 / MGMT 798 Global Field Study: Switzerland (3 credits)
This course will expose students to successful business practices in Switzerland which though not part of the European Union, but is at the center of Europe. Historically, Switzerland played a very important role in the world political and economic affairs, mainly as a neutral venue for various countries to resolve problems and through its sophisticated and highly private banking sector. Students will learn about Switzerland’s strengths in banking and finance, its geopolitical role, and further knowledge in financial and accounting regulations.
Prerequisite: MGMT 605 for graduate students, MGMT 302 for undergraduate students or permission of the instructor. All students must be in good academic standing.
For more information contact Prof. Mikhail Pevzner, who will be leading the course, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.837.5862.
This course is being offered in the Summer Session 2023. There are three required pre- and post-travel meetings at UBalt.
Travel dates are June 4-11, 2023.
The Summer School program in Lucerne, Switzerland, about an hour south of Zurich by train, will host this global field study. The program features presentations by international experts and visits to companies. There will be lectures on Swiss education system and culture, banking system, role of Switzerland in geopolitical system and its relations with the European Union, cryptocurrency, and accounting and finance regulation. You will sit beside and interact with business leaders from European and Swiss companies. The opportunity to discuss international issues in a multi-national group will provide a significant learning opportunity.
During visits to companies, you will see international business in action. You will learn how successful companies compete in a global economy and see the world through the eyes of Swiss managers, as you compare and contrast practices in Europe with those in the U.S. There will be time to explore and learn about the culture of Switzerland. Lucerne is a beautiful lakeside city with mountains in the distance. A walking tour of the city will be part of our visit. There may also be time to visit nearby Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland.
Course Design and Schedule
During the pre-trip meetings, students will gain an understanding of tfinancial management in Switzerland. Five days of visits to companies and sights in Lucerne, plus lectures by leading academic experts on a variety of topics. Students will be required to keep a journal of what they learn from their experiences each day of the trip. Students participating in this international study experience will be assigned to teams to prepare a comparative analysis of Swiss and U.S. business practices. They will utilize models from the lectures and information from company visits and cultural visits to formulate their analysis. Written and oral reports will be due during the post-travel meeting in Baltimore. The goal is to learn important business practices that help managers and their companies succeed in global business.
Required Pre-trip MeetingsTo be determined
Note: These meetings will also make use a Zoom technology
Total Cost and Payment Schedule
The total student cost for airfare, lodging, most local transportation, and trip organization is approximately $3,000.
Additionally, the Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,200 to eligible Merrick School of Business students. A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required.
In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course for which you will register in the Summer 2023 session. For more information, contact Prof. Mikhail Pevzner who will be leading the course, at email@example.com.
Travel Fee Payment Schedule:
Initial Deposit: $400, March 3rd 2023
Final Payment: $1200, April 28th, 2023
Course Tuition Due: By the start of the summer semster. See the academic calendar.
1 All payments are completely non-refundable. In addition to the travel costs, students are responsible for meals, incidental expenses and the tuition and fees associated with this three-credit hour course in the Summer 2023. Students will be able to make incremental installments after initial deposit up to the final payment due date.
2 Final payment amount is dependent upon individual scholarship award.
The Wright Global Scholars fund will provide scholarships up to a maximum of $1,200 to eligible students.
A Wright Global Business Scholarship Application is required to be considered.
In addition to travel costs, normal tuition and fees will apply for this three-credit course. Course Tuition Due: By the start of the summer semester
Course Application, Registration and Next Steps
Students will be given permission to enroll in MGMT 498/798 for Summer 2023. Registration for the Summer Session begins in the Spring of 2023. Approved students will be given permission to enroll in this course and will receive registration instructions after the initial deposit is collected.To obtain approval for this Field Study you must complete the Global Field Study Approval Form. All approval and scholarship forms should be submitted to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Complete the Wright Global Business Scholarship Application form.
- Submit application, essay and resume to Kathea Smith, assistant dean (email@example.com). Deadline: Feburary 20, 2023. Essay should detail your interest in the trip and how attending will benefit you personally and professionally.
- Acceptance based on evaluation of all of the above.
- If accepted, students register for MGMT 798 (or 498) for the Summer Session 2023. Course Tuition Due: By the start of the summer semester
Images of our students during the 2014 Global Field Study to Lucerne.