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International Management Practices

Copenhagen, Denmark

IBUS-744 | Spring 2017



The small Northern European country of Denmark has been a world Sustainability leader since 1971, when it became the first country in the world to establish an official Ministry of the Environment. The city of Copenhagen is aiming to make the record books again, this time by becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital city by 2025.

Our IBUS 744: International Dimensions in Management course provides students the opportunity to learn about and experience sustainable management practices and business environments in Danish organizations.

The travel component of the program consists of a series of meetings with managers and tours of companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the sustainability initiatives in Denmark. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace.

The professor for this course is Mark Starik, faculty Director of the MSSM program. This course is required for MSSM students entering Fall 2016 or later prior to graduation. Students from all other AU Graduate programs are welcome to participate.


Travel Timeline

The program will begin on Sunday, May 14 with a pickup at the airport in Copenhagen. Students are expected to arrive Copenhagen on the morning of May 14 (you may arrive earlier if you wish). Those arriving early will be responsible for arranging their own airport transfer and additional nights in the hotel. The program will conclude on the morning of Sunday, May 21 with a group transfer to the Copenhagen airport.

Please note, students will be responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Denmark, and may choose to arrive early or stay later for personal travel in the region.



Students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Denmark. Transportation between cities within Denmark is included in the cost of the trip and all reservations will be taken care of by the Global Learning Office.


Itinerary and Housing

The Program will begin on May 14 in Copenhagen. The group will stay in a Scandic Hotels property. Scandic has been voted the most environmentally friendly hotel chain and is widely praised in the hospitality industry for its innovative sustainability practices. While in Copenhagen, the group will meet with government, non-profit and corporate organizations. The group will travel for one day to Malmo, Sweden, and will spend one overnight on the Danish island Samso. A welcome dinner and closing dinner will be provided in Copenhagen, both at Nordic, farm-to-table restaurants.

Ever conscious of the focus of this international experience, whenever possible the group will travel to business visits by public transportation and walking. Tentative visits (subject to change) include UN headquarters Copenhagen, Danish Wind Industry Association, EY, Maersk, Danske Bank, Copehagen Cleantech Cluster, Malmo City Council, Oresundsverket, and the Samso Energy Academy.

REMINDER: All visits and activities are tentative and subject to change.


Credit Hours and Eligibility

This program is a 3-credit spring course (IBUS-744-001) and standard AU tuition applies. Students from any graduate program at AU are welcome to participate, but should check with their academic advisor to find out of the program will count towards the degree requirements if not enrolled in the MSSM program.



Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

  • Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website.
  • Program Fee: The $2,650 program fee includes double occupancy room throughout the program, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.
  • Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel to and from Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Passport & Visa: Passports must be valid at least until November 22, 2017. If your current passport is expired or is due to expire prior to November 22, 2017, you must obtain a new passport and have it in your possession at least 1 week prior to departure. You must have at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport upon arrival in Denmark. If you do not or will not have 2 blank visa pages in your passport, you must apply for a new passport before departure. US Citizens will obtain tourist visas upon arrival in Denmark. Non-US Citizens may need to obtain visas ahead of time and should review the website of the Embassy of Denmark for more information. KSB Global learning will provide visa letters to non US Citizen participants upon request.
  • Incidentals: Expenses for shopping and personal activities, meals, and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.
  • Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine coverage and eligibility.


The deadline to register for this program is December 1, 2016. Registration for this course is limited, and is first come, first served. The course may fill before the registration deadline. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below):

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Print and complete the program consent form.
  3. Print and complete the program payment form.
  4. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  5. Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.

Once your deposit and paperwork have been received, you will be registered IBUS 744 (3 credits). You will not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.



Contact the Office of Global Learning at (202) 885-1940 or email

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