Stockholm is one of most sustainable cities in the world and has been awarded the European Green Capital Award in 2010. Many highly innovative sustainability ideas and initiatives from different organizations at different scales originate in Sweden. Sweden is also home of many multinational companies, which are world leaders in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Stockholm 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 Swedish organizations.

The course and travel component are built around live client consulting projects. Students will be assigned into small project teams early in the spring semester and will begin working with their corporate clients in Sweden remotely. Over the spring break, student teams will travel to Stockholm for the on-the ground component, working side by side with corporate clients. The in country component will be complemented with site visits to a range of organizations to showcase sustainable examples across a number of industries. The in country component will conclude with a networking event and forum to bring together students, project partners and local stakeholders.  

The professor for this course is David Bartlett, Executive in Residence in the Department of Management. This course is required for MSSM students entering Fall 2018 or later prior to graduation. 

Travel timeline

The program will begins on Sunday, March 8 with an early afternoon orientation in the hotel in Stockholm. Students are expected to arrive in Stockholm the morning of March 8 and will be responsible for their own transfer to the hotel. Those who may choose to arrive early will be responsible for arranging their own additional nights in the hotel. The program will conclude on the morning of Sunday, March 15.  


Students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Sweden. 

Itinerary and Housing

The program will begin on March 8 in Stockholm. The group will stay in a green hotel (exact hotel to be confirmed). Daily breakfast as well as a welcome and closing dinner will be provided in Stockholm.  

Please note: All visits and activities are tentative and subject to change.

Credit Hours and Eligibility

This is a 3 credit spring semester course. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 8:20-10:50 pm. Standard AU tuition applies. If students are not enrolled in the MSSM program and are interested in participating in this course, they should contact the Kogod office of Global Learning Programs for more information at ksbabroad@american.edu.

Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website.

The $2,850  program fee includes double occupancy room throughout the program, ground transportation, 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.

Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel to and from Stockholm, Sweden.

Passports must be valid at least until September 16, 2020. If your current passport is expired or is due to expire prior to September 16, 2020, 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 Sweden. 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 Sweden. Non-US citizens may need to obtain visas ahead of time and should review the website of the Embassy of Sweden for more information. KSB Global learning will provide visa letters to non-US citizen participants upon request.

Expenses for shopping and personal activities, meals, and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.

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 . 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 1-4 below):

  1. Complete the online registration form. 
  2. Print and complete the the IBUS-744 program payment form.
  3. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  4. Deliver items 2 and 3 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB Room #106.

Once your deposit and paperwork has been received, you will be registered in 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 ksbabroad@american.edu.

The deadline to register for this program is Friday, November 15, 2019.

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