Berlin, Germany

Business & Society in Europe

online course
when 17 July 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

Europe encompasses the world’s largest and most complicated market. Recent events, particularly those following the ongoing economic crisis on the continent, raise profound questions about the future of Europe. This course will focus on present and future business issues facing the entire continent. Under this focus, we will examine the following questions: Should a “European” management style be developed instead of the national practices that frequently characterize companies originating in different European nations? How and under what circumstances should the European Union expand to Turkey, Ukraine and other
countries in the East? What has been the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon, in effect since 2009, on European economic, political and social issues? In order to provide essential background and context for these issues, we will also review key events in modern European History.

Course leader

Dr. Imran G. Chowdhury

Target group

Students interested in how companies manage their businesses as the dynamic European economy continues its transformation from national- to European-level markets and spheres of interaction. The course also examines macro-level social, historical, and economic factors
and their contribution to the contemporary European business environment.

Course aim

In class, we will utilize a variety of approaches, including small-group study, lectures, and case-study analysis, to develop a comprehensive understanding of European business. On virtual excursions to different districts of Berlin, we will study how European and German history have influenced the economic development of this magnificent international capital and we will investigate the impact Berlin has in turn had on European business management.
The course will also feature guest speakers on different topics in business and society in the European context.

Credits info

5 EC


Participation: 20%
In-Class Presentation: 25%
Mid-Term Presentation: 25%
Final Exam: 30%

Fee info

EUR 800: course fee (incl. online discount)
EUR 90: program fee

Early registration discount: -40€ (until May 22, 2021)


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