|Minimum GPA:||3||Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Other Eligibility Requirements:||Significant academic coursework in the proposed field(s) of study||Class Status:||Graduate|
|Open to non-GW students:||Yes||Sponsoring Department:||Strategic Management and Public Policy|
|Level of Immersion:||Short Term Abroad||Program Sponsor:||GW Sponsored|
Strategic Management in the European Union
Is this program for me?
Strategic management involves designing competitive business and corporate strategies that fit the firm's external environment, then making managerial decisions to carry out these strategies. This program will develop your skills in diagnosing external opportunities and challenges, and formulating strategies to take advantage of external forces and firm capabilities. The special section MBAD 6286 and SMPP 6297 will focus on the unique challenges of managing corporate strategy in the harmonizing EU markets. The program will have five weeks of coursework on the GW campus followed by an intensive week-long international experience in Paris, France. Particular emphasis will be placed on strategies of US and EU MNC's in the European Union. Previous corporate visits and speakers included among others IBM, GE, EADS (Airbus), Nokia Siemens, Moet Chandon, AXA, Microsoft, Euronext, L'Oreal, Starbucks, Marriott, Thales, Korn Ferry, Citibank, Credit Lyonnaise, and Lucent.
Students may take this course for 4.5 credits (MBAD 6286 & SMPP 6297) or for 3 credits.
This program is designed for advanced graduate students, particularly MBA students who have finished their MBA core courses and are ready to enroll in MBAD 6286, the MBA capstone course. Others may contact the faculty member for permission depending on their background and experience.
Additional Course Information
View 2011 Syllabus Paris Study Abroad syllabus for MBAD 6286 and SMPP 6297 summer 2011.pdf
Check out some photos from a previous trip! GW MBAs in Paris.pdf
This program is officially closed for Summer 2014.
On Campus Dates:
Monday and Wednesday evenings from May 19 to June 18, 2014
June 21, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Professor Joel Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Cost EstimateClick HERE for cost estimate.
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Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)
This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.
Feel free to contact us at 202.994.1212 or email@example.com with your questions.
|What did you get out of this program?|
This program was designed to learn not just about Paris but about all of the member states in the European Union. Prior to leaving for the trip, we had about 5 weeks of courses where we researched specific companies that we met with in Paris, and we also researched the different countries (ie, Sweden Italy, Spain and Greece) that are members of the European Union. The work leading up to the trip provided a rich context for our experiences while in Paris.
In addition, Professor Cook, who has extensively traveled to Paris, provided a level of detail in planning the site visits and cultural trips. This is what truly sets its apart from other study abroad programs.
|— Karima Woods, Summer 2010|
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