Building on the research interests of the faculty of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and current trends, participants are offered various viewpoints as to business in Europe while studying in both Leipzig and Prague.
The European Union having a single market with free movement of people, goods, services and capital has allowed for comprehensive integration of the member states. The majority of the members have furthered the economic integration with the adoption of the Euro and many are thriving in the global market. However, while more countries seek to enter the European Union, some existing members struggle to survive economically as a result of the recent economic crisis and shifts in the movement of qualified labor. Moreover, with ‘Brexit’ new policies and economic trends will come into play. Thus how do companies take advantage of doing business in the European Union, while managing regional challenges? And how do government policies affect how business is done?
The goal of this program is to offer a comprehensive view as to various economic, political and business climates throughout Europe. It will be composed of lectures, company visits and case studies providing students a variety of perspectives. The lectures will be given by HHL professors, government advisors, as well as professors from our eastern European partner universities. Company visits in both Leipzig and Prague, such as at Porsche and Skoda, will allow participants to hear first-hand how managers of multinational companies attempt to reap the rewards of doing business in Europe while managing the hurdles. Furthermore, participants will gain insights as to how various cultures affect how decisions are made at the management level. Special to the Porsche visit is the opportunity to ride alongside a professional driver on the Porsche track at over 200 km per hour! The combination of academic, cultural and in-the-market-outlooks as to the current European business climate will allow students to form their own views as to the future of business in the European Union. At the end of the program student teams will give case presentations and an exam will allow students to reflect upon what has been learned. 6 ECTS are awarded upon completion of the program.
Alongside the interactive lectures and company visits, participants will have the opportunity to simply experience and enjoy what Germany and the Czech Republic have to offer through exciting cultural outings. Participants will be taken on city tours in both Leipzig & Prague visiting cultural landmarks and conclude each week with a special day featuring the best of the local cuisine!
Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.
The next Summer Program at HHL will be held from June 17-28, 2019.
Application deadline is March 16, 2019.
The tuition fee is EUR 2,500 payable to HHL before arrival. Students coming from HHL partner institutions can receive a tuition waiver in the frame of cooperation agreements on student exchange. A fee for organized meals and events of EUR 150 is to be paid after arrival. Additional personal expenses (accommodation, meals, etc.) are estimated to be between EUR 1,100 to 1,700.