The International Summer Programs offered through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the course prerequisites. In the Luxembourg & Spain Program for 2011, every student must enroll in BUS 420 (2 credit hours), FIN 299 (3 credit hours), and ESP 464 (3 credit hours). Students must complete all eight credit hours. No exceptions are possible.
Course and program prerequisites for the 2011 Luxembourg-Spain program is junior standing (58+ hours) by May 2011 and a 2.60 G.P.A. by January 2011.
Miami University business professors and European guest speakers teach courses that satisfy requirements of the business curriculum. The program lasts six weeks and provides eight hours of Miami credit. Classes generally meet in the mornings Monday through Thursday, providing students with long weekends for travel. Several field trips are incorporated into the workshop as well. Two orientation sessions, one in the fall and one in the spring, provide information and advising to the students enrolled, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow students, former students, and the faculty.
Second semester expectations: During second semester there is a time commitment equivalent to one credit hour that addresses Luxembourg and Spain class, cultural, and weekend travel preparations. Please be advised of this expectation in the spring prior to your trip, as it can add to your course workload. Luxembourg-Spain will meet most Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. DO NOT SCHEDULE A CLASS DURING THAT TIME. NOTE: There is no registration involved in the spring; all eight credit hours are taken in Summer I.
34 to 40 students will be enrolled in the Lux-Spain workshop.
BUS 464: Social Entrepreneurship in Europe
Prerequisites: Junior standing (58+ hours by May 2011) or permission of instructor.
Examines the rewards, requirements and challenges associated with building and growing enterprises that are both self-sustaining and focused on a social mission. During the course, students will apply their knowledge through self-initiated or client based projects.
Taught by Dr. Brett Smith; 2077 Farmer School of Business, 529-9744.
FIN 299: Legal Institutions and Capital Marketing Development
This course studies the legal institutions that protect investors, particularly their evolution, enforcement, and impact on capital market outcomes. In order to better understand the impact of legal institutions on capital market development, students will be introduced to topics fundamental to both law and finance, including: corporations, separation of ownership and control, risk and reward, corporate financing, corporate control, legal origin, and the rule of law. The wide variety of legal and financial institutions that shape the actions of businesses and investors makes Europe a rich setting for the study of law and finance.
Taught by Dr. Thomas Boulton, 3013 Farmer School of Business, 529-1563.
BUS 420: The Environment for Business in Europe. (2 credit hours) This course is offered as Credit/ No Credit only.
The BUS 420 course consists of three components. The first component is a series of discussions about the European economic and business environment, including its cultural and political background, conducted during the semester prior to departure. The second component is a series of academic, business or government leaders giving lectures that will add the European perspective. The third component is a set of field experiences related to the lecture series and the courses offered at the site.
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