In addition to semester-long study abroad options, the Department of Business offers several short-term, faculty-led, study trips to locations all around the world. We believe that global experience is integral to staying competitive in an increasingly interdependent world, and we work to provide our students opportunities that fit their schedules, interests and area of study. See our most frequently offered short-term academic study trips below:
BA450 Entrepreneurship in the Emerging Economies
The Prague study tour is an integral part of the BA 450 course, which is targeted towards students who plan to become involved with entrepreneurial ventures across the emerging global economy either immediately after graduation, or at some future point in their careers. The course includes a strong cultural and historical component which considers differences among national contexts that impact entrepreneurial opportunities. The course counts as a Management & Entrepreneurship elective for BA and IB majors. Open to non-business majors as well.
For more info, contact Dr. Sean Melvin.
BA360 / PS360 Washington Institute (4 credits)
The Washington Institute highlights relationships between the legislative, executive, independent agencies, and third-party institutions that directly affect how policy is made in the United States. It exposes students to the mechanism that is used to formulate policy for the United States. The Institute will focus heavily on international policy and the inner workings of the various institutional agents that participate in the process of making policy. Students will observe and develop a critical sense of how to weigh the various interests before policy is ultimately made. Students will learn to examine the purpose of policy and evaluate how it affects various industries.
For more information, contact Dr. Sylvester Williams.
BA 372 Doing Business in China
(2 credits / 3 credits)
China, as a key driving force in the transformation of the global economy, deserves careful examination by future Western business executives, policy makers, the media, and the academics. This course introduces students to the history and cultural background of the Chinese society and economy. Specifically, topics covered include the following: Chinese history and culture; the political and economic context of Chinese markets; legal and operational challenges; state vs. private enterprises and tax issues; corporate governance, policies, and social responsibility; and the future of the Chinese economy. Students who are interested in broadening their international knowledge in a versatile learning environment that combines classroom lectures and experiential field work are especially encouraged to take this course. Previous knowledge of the Chinese language or business background is not necessary to succeed in this course.
A highlight of this course is its collaborative nature: students from Elizabethtown College will join students from Beijing universities during the study tour. BA372 is a business concentration elective for Entrepreneurship concentration and may be used as an upper-level elective for business minors.
Sounds interesting? Contact Dr. Emma H. Neuhauser for more information.
The International Organizations Seminar takes students to Geneva, Switzerland in May. The study tour is aimed at learning about the role of various international organizations in global affairs, including that of the United Nations in promoting peace, security and development, and the World Trade Organization in advancing free trade among its member countries. The group will attend briefings at institutions of the United Nations, as well as various NGOs, during the study tour. A highlight of the program is its collaborative nature: Students from Elizabethtown will join university students from Germany during their time in Geneva.
The study tour is an integral part of EC280 International Organizations Seminar. The course is offered in the spring semester. You can register for one of two sections: EC280A (2 credits) or EC280B (3 credits). The 3-credit version will count as an economics elective--it will satisfy one of the elective requirements for an economics major, economics minor, or a business administration minor. The course is open to students of all majors.
Contact Dr. Sanjay Paul for more information.
We also have global partnerships to offer our students the ability to complete one or more semesters abroad. For students interested in studying international affairs, gaining proficiency in a foreign language, and understanding business relations, we recommend considering the International Business major, or a taking a minor in International Studies to complement their degree in Business Administration, Economics or Accounting.