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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Program Description:

Germany: "Successful Leadership in

Europe" Short-Term Exchange with EBS

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Is this program for me?

The European Business School (EBS) is a leader in finance, logistics, automotive management, and real estate.  Founded in 1971, EBS is the oldest private business school with university status in Germany and its campus occupies several historic buildings, creating an inspiring environment. 

The EBS Master in Management is ranked 12th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Rankings. EBS seeks to develop knowledgeable future leaders with skills having practical relevance. EBS has five core values: performance, responsibility, impact, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit.    
For this short-term exchange program, students have the option of attending one of two courses: the “Successful Leadership in Europe, MBA Session” or the “Doing Business in Europe, MSc Session”:
 
Successful Leadership in Europe (MBA Session):

This short-term exchange course is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt) and Berlin, Germany. Students may choose between a program length of 2 weeks or 3 weeks.

The first 2 weeks are the MBA session BASIC, which takes place in Oestrich-Winkel. Apart from lectures on economics, finance, taxation and automotive topics all around Europe, EBS has a 2-day workshop about Corporate Decision Making. The optional book reading and discussion with Prof. Dr. Richard Raatzsch will have a bonus question in the exam, giving students the possibility to boost up their final grade.

The third week is an elective that may be added and will take place in Berlin. The program will be hosted at the campus of a major shareholder, SRH Higher Education, with a mix of lectures about innovation and with visits to what Berlin has to offer in the area of start-ups! Please have a look at the 2018 topic outline here!
 
This course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities:
 
Lectures and case studies: This program is divided into 3 main areas:

  • The European System
  • European industries
  • European Uniqueness in the World
Corporate visits:
  • The European Central Bank, the Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany and/or the Stock Exchange in FrankfurtAUDI car manufacturer in Neckarsulm
  • A session with the director of business operations of a large wine estate, combined with a pleasant wine tasting.
 Social activities include:
  • A welcome cocktail in the original wine cellar of the campus castle to mingle with your fellow participants
  • Sightseeing in different parts of Germany, connected to the company visits
  • a wine tasting at a local winery
  • A tour of a venerable old abbey, followed by the farewell BBQ on the last day of the programme.
Click HERE for more information. 

Doing Business in Europe (MSc Session):
This 3-week course is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt). This course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities:
Lectures and case studies: This program is divided into 3 main areas:
  • The European System
  • European Industries
  • European Uniqueness in the World, allows students to gain academic credits while studying relevant topics.
Company visits:
 
  • the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
  • AUDI car manufacturer in Neckarsulm
Social Activities:
  • A welcome cocktail in the original wine cellar of the campus castle to mingle with your fellow participants
  • Sightseeing in different parts of Germany, connected to the company visit
  • A tour and wine tasting at a venerable old abbey, followed by the farewell BBQ on the last day of the programme.
  • Extracurricular Activities                     
Click HERE for more information. 

Eligibility
The MBA session is only open to MBA students at the School of Business. Applicants must have work experience.
The MSc session is open to all GWSB graduate students.


Academic Credit
3 - 5 credits are awarded for successful completion of 2 or 3 weeks of the MBA session.
5 credits are awarded for successful completion of the MSc session.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EBS. Scores earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program fulfills general elective credit for MBA programs. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.

Calendar
Application Deadline*:
Friday, February 1, 2019


Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and then apply through the partner university hosting the program. After a student is admitted by G&EE to a short-term exchange program and we receive their confirmation of participation through the deposit, G&EE will forward the student’s name with our endorsement to the partner university. The student will be contacted by the partner university with instructions on next steps and how to complete their application (if applicable). From this point forward, the decision to accept you as a participant in the program rests with the exchange partner institution and they will contact you directly regarding your application.

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EBS's online application (link HERE) by February 1, 2019. Register under “New Applicant” and follow the instructions. When applying, have on hand to upload: your resume and a copy of your transcript.
 


On campus Dates: None*
*Students will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to this program’s overseas dates. 


Overseas Dates**:
MBA session Basic program: May 6 – 17, 2019 - in Oestrich-Winkel - This course includes travel dates that may conflict with other courses offered during the spring semester.
MBA session Elective week: May 21- 24, 2019 - in Berlin
MSc session: June 11 – 28, 2019 – in Oestrich-Winkel
 
**Students may choose between a program length of 2 weeks or 3 weeks for the MBA session. The first 2 weeks are a basic program and the third week is an elective that may or may not be added.


Cost Estimate
Students will be charged 3 - 5 credits of GW tuition for the MBA session or 5 credits of GW tuition for the MSc session.
A service fee of 400 euros is due to EBS upon acceptance into the program. You must complete the EBS application by February 25th (MBA session) or April 1st (MSc session) to take advantage of the 400 euro "early bird rate" for the service fee. If the application is completed after this point, the service fee increases.

Click HERE for program cost estimates.

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 program deposit within 5 business days of receiving their admit email. The deposit will be posted to the students' account for the summer semester and credited towards tuition or the program fee for the course.   
 
Scholarships are available to GW School of Business graduate students. For more details, click HERE.


Information Session
View a live recording of the information session HERE


Accommodation
EBS will provide guidance on accommodation options.

For the third week in Berlin, EBS will organize the trip and accommodation, and offer students an affordable package to make the most of their week in Berlin. Also, staff from EBS Oestrich-Winkel will accompany the students to Berlin for on-site support.

Additional Information
2019 Fact Sheet: business-summer-fact-sheet-2.pdf
2018 MBA session Syllabus: https://ebs-university-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/becms/medium/pdf/3943/business-summer-mba-session-syllabus-2018.pdf
2018 MSc session Syllabus: https://ebs-university-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/becms/medium/pdf/3944/business-summer-bsc-und-msc-session-syllabus-2018.pdf

Questions?
This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.
Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or sbintl@gwu.edu with your questions and visit the EBS website.

Helpful Links

Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment
Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Global and Experiential Education Scholarships