Exploring German Management and Business Practices
The UMass Boston MBA Program, in partnership with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, is pleased to announce the following international program in collaboration with The University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany. The winter 2013 study abroad program, "Exploring German Management and Business Practices" examines German management practices and the roles of Germany in the European Union (EU) and the EU in contemporary global business.
The EU represents one of the most important contemporary trading blocks in the world. As the EU’s largest and most successful economy, Germany has much to teach developed countries about how to compete successfully in the global business environment. According to experts, Germany’s impressive success is based on such key practices as "regional clusters," "co-determination," "apprenticeship," and collaboration between the universities and business.
The University of Kassel is a leading German research university that enjoys close ties with world-class German companies and was described by the prestigious German magazine WirtschaftsWoche as the "most dynamic big city in Germany."
The program, offered in collaboration with the University of Kassel, will include lectures by University of Kassel professors and industry leaders, combined with traditional and field-based research. Students will work in cross-cultural teams alongside UKassel German students, and visit and investigate important German companies that have established linkages with the University of Kassel, including Volkswagen, Braun, and SMA, a leading innovator in alternative energy and green business. Students will also visit the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Bundestag in Berlin, the seat of government, to investigate how government ministries and parliamentary system contribute to German business effectiveness. We will also make time for excursions to important cultural sites in Kassel and Berlin and pay attention to the cultural dimension of global business practice.
Participants can earn three elective credits in the UMass Boston MBA Program. This course will count toward a specialization of your choice (depending on the topic of your final project) and will satisfy the International Business requirement.
Participants register for one 3-credit course:
- MBAMKT 697 Special Topics: Exploring German Management and Business Practices
Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.