Center for International Services & Programs

CSU in Munich and Amsterdam

International Field Experience in Management

March 6- 15, 2015 Spring Break

AmsterdamProgram Description

Experience two of Europe’s most beautiful cities as you explore Munich and Amsterdam on the Management Department’s International Field Experience.  Students will learn first-hand how international companies confront issues such as Organizational Change, Human Resources, Labor Management, and Sustainability, relative to the United States. Students will be immersed in a variety of cultures and visit universities, corporations, and cultural sites. 

Munich, the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, combines old-world charm with modern sophistication. Students will also visit Amsterdam, the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. Laden with picturesque canals and bicycles, you will have the opportunity to visit cultural attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House.  From the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, BMW and labor unions, to Lowenbrau and Heineken, students will be afforded the opportunity to meet with professionals from these institutions and have a behind-the-scenes look at management practices. 

Academic Program

All participants will be required to enroll in a 3-credit course, either MLR 496 (undergraduate) or MLR 698 (graduate) for the spring 2015 semester. In addition to observing the implementation of topics from their coursework, student teams will research their assigned corporations prior to the departure, conduct secondary data collection, collect relevant data during the trip (primarily through qualitative interviews and observational research), and complete a team research.   Class meetings are required prior to departure to discuss objectives with the group. There will be two mandatory meetings on Fridays February 6 and February 20 from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm.

Eligibility

Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0; minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0. At the time of application, the applicant must have completed at least two semesters at CSU if a first year student and at least one semester if a transfer or graduate student. The applicant must not have an unpaid balance on their Treasury Services account and no infractions of the Student Code of Conduct which would prevent successful participation on the international course.

Cost

The program fee is estimated at $3,600* and includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations in at least three star hotels 
  • Breakfasts
  • In-Country transportation
  • Two group dinners
  • A European logisitics coordinator and translator throughout the program

The program cost does not include CSU tuition for the required 3-credit course in spring 2015. To view the current tuition rates, please visit the website of the Office of Treasury Services (http://www.csuohio.edu/treasury-services/tuition-and-fees). Students should budget an additional $300-$400 for lunch, some dinners, souvenirs, and free-time entertainment.  Additionally, students are personally responsible for passport or visa fees and health insurance.  *Note:  The costs may change slightly due to increases in airfare and/or the exchange rate. 

Billing

A program deposit of a $250 is due at the time of application, no later than Nov 7.   See application form or contact Dr. Tracy Porter (t.h.porter@csuohio.edu). Once accepted on the program, there will be two payment deadlines:

  • $1,675 will be due on November 22 (payable directly into the student's CampusNet account)
  • $1,675 will be due on January 16 (same as above)

You make payments toward these charges just like you would for tuition, electronically through Campusnet or by cash/check through the Cashier’s desk in Main Classroom or by mail.

If your program fee is not paid in full by the deadline you may be removed from the program but retain the responsibility of the charges.

Financial Aid

Students may use spring financial aid to pay for program fees and tuition (except for the $250 application deposit which cannot be deferred). Spring financial aid awards may be increased due to the increased cost for the semester. Students can explore this and other options and seek advice on applying for private loans through FASTCHOICE by meeting with a Campus 411/ All-in-One Enrollment Services representative in MC 116.
 
If you have any questions about using financial aid toward the study abroad cost, please contact the CISP who will need to see a print out of your spring 2015 financial aid award indicating enough money to cover all spring tuition plus the program fee for Amsterdam/Munich.

Scholarships

Please see the website of CISP for information about the CISP Study Abroad Scholarship. The scholarship application and recommendation forms can be downloaded from the website.

Do I need a Visa?

If you are not a United States citizen (even if you are a Permanent Resident), you may need a Schengen visa to enter the Netherlands and Germany. US citizens do not require a visa. Visit the website of the Embassy of the Netherlands (http://dc.the-netherlands.org/)  to determine if you need a short term tourist visa. If you have any questions regarding visas, contact the CISP.

Application

The program application and deposit receipt are due no later  than Nov 7 in the Center for International Services and Programs, MC 106. To make the program deposit of $250, take the program application and your payment to the Cashier’s Desk in the First Floor of the Main Classroom. You will receive a receipt that you must turn in with your application. Download and print off the application:

MGT 15 Application.pdf

Contact

Dr. Tracy Porter
College Associate Lecturer, Department of Management
Monte Ahuja College of Business, BU 428
t.h.porter@csuohio.edu
216.687.3785

Julie Good
Education Abroad Manager
Center for International Services and Programs
Main Classroom Suite 106
j.a.good88@csuohio.edu
216-687-3910