CCSA Winter 2016/17: London Global Business
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Scroll to Course Info
Priority Deadline: September 16, 2016
Final Deadline: September 30, 2016
Credit: 3 credit hours
Global business operations of the world's multinational corporations are bringing us together…and increasing our awareness of the differences that separate us. Engage in deeper exploration by selecting the course that best suits your academic interests among the fields of Finance, International Business or Management.
Includes several class-specific activities plus a day trip to such locations as Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury, Canterbury & Dover, or Stratford & Warwick.
A GROUP FLIGHT OPTION is available at additional cost and includes:
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site
The following courses are offered on this CCSA program. For more information regarding academic content of individual courses, visit our website or email faculty at the address listed below each course description.
Before applying for any course, please make note of course prerequisites, which must be completed, or waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
The ABCs of International Business: Ales, Banking and Culture
Course Description: London will be YOUR classroom for this course in International Business. We’ll tour the Tower of London, explore the production processes at a brewery (and visit a company-owned public house), heft the gold brick at the Bank of England and visit an advertising museum. You will discover firsthand the similarities and differences between our business culture and that of the United Kingdom by visiting museums, retail venues, landmarks, unique restaurants as well as participating in cultural events.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
( Dr. Linda Marquis-Cate | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD ) Email
Finance / Management
Exploring European Business Models: Invention, Innovation, and Imagination
Course Description: With the city of London as your classroom, discover the fascinating world of business innovation, imagination, and invention. We’ll meet with successful business leaders, discover how culture and tradition affect business decisions, and how these entrepreneurs think, work, and achieve success.
Visit revolutionary companies such as Bloomberg and PaveGen and interact with their executives. Learn how world-class retailers like Selfridges shattered conventional business models and cultural norms. Discover the high-end world of shopping at Harrod’s, Fortnum and Mason, where the Queen shops. Visit Warner Brothers Studios and see first-hand the business of Harry Potter and so much more!
(Dr. Michael Phillips | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD/GR) Email
Global Management: The London Model
Course Description: Experience the interaction of culture and business through field trips to London’s historical landmarks, established companies and new developments in order to gain a well-rounded business perspective. Students will be able to personally relate their experiences and record them, seeing how concepts of leadership, change, decision-making, motivation, teamwork, and performance are applied in a global context.
(Dr. Karen L. Stock | 3 Cr. Hrs. | LD/UD) Email
From Teatime to Technology: How the British “Rock” Business
Course Description: If you are interested in a career that takes you around the world...understanding the economic, political, social, and cultural influences is important! Rather than just learning about the terms and definitions, come to London and experience them. In this course we will take a look at some of the unique businesses in London, from Alice through the Looking Glass to Vintage Emporium and Tea Rooms to CyberDog.
We will also explore some of the hot technology companies such as Triptease, Threads, and Onefinestay. The cream in our tea will be an inside look at a global company. And, of course, we will “mix in” walking tours to London historic and cultural sites such as the Museum of London, London Bank, the Tower of London, and the London Gold Exchange. So, grab your teacup and your smart phone—and spike your hair. Let’s go to London!
Prerequisite: Introductory course in Organization and Management
(Dr. Dana Cosby | 3 Cr. Hrs. | UD) Email
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline, as priority is given to early applications.