This Global Immersion Elective will inform your global business knowledge, expose you to issues of leadership and allow you to gain international project-based experience—as a member of a cross-cultural team—through an immersion in two vibrant Central European cities: Budapest and Prague. You’ll work with a team of Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program students and undergraduate business students from Corvinus University to solve an actual business problem for a Hungarian firm, gaining valuable international project experience and translating your classroom work into real-world practice.
The immersion consists of classes in Chapel Hill, which will include virtual teamwork with your Corvinus teammates, and an intense on-the-ground experience in Budapest and Prague where you will consult with a company on project work, present findings to that company, visit other companies to develop a broader context and take part in cultural outings. The course will conclude with a final session in Chapel Hill after the conclusion of the in-country experience.
Hungary and the Czech Republic offer students a fascinating look at countries still transitioning economically, socially and politically from a post-war communist state to a democratic free market. Budapest is the hub city of Hungary’s business and economy—accounting for 39% of the national income. It is one of the largest regional economies in the European Union and among the Top 100 GDP performing cities in the world according to GlobalTenders.com.
On this program you will have the opportunity to develop high-demand skills such as working in diverse environments, cross-cultural teaming, virtual teamwork, and adaptability, as well as project-based experience in a real international business context. You should expect full days on the ground in Europe, working on the project with Hungarian colleagues and fully engaging in other program activities such as company visits and cultural exploration. Each activity is designed to inform the project work directly or indirectly.
Dr. Michael Meredith, Management & Corporate Communication Clinical Associate Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, will lead this immersion.
GPA Requirement: 3.25
Language Prerequisite: None
Class during program (min): None
Language of Instruction: English
Application opens: August 16, 2018
Application deadline: October 4, 2018
Notifications begin: October 19, 2018