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Study Abroad in Munich & Barcelona

December 27, 2019 -January 12, 2020

Program Highlights

  • Compare economies and business practices of Germany and Spain.
  • Meet with managers and discuss international business strategies during company visits
  • Welcome in New Year European-style in Munich!
  • Earn three hours of MU course credit (no prerequisites required).
  • Open to all majorsNote: graduate students must get prior approval from the Graduate Programs Office.

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About This Program

This is an introductory international business course open to students of all backgrounds of study. The emphasis will be on understanding various issues in international business with an emphasis on Europe and the area’s trading relationships in the global economy.

Undergraduate – MGMT 3901: Topics in Management – International Business, Europe

  • 3 credit hours; graded S/U; no prerequisites
  • Business students: this course may be used to directly satisfy a requirement for BSBA graduation requirements. Consult with your academic advisor on any questions about how this course would satisfy your degree requirements.

Graduate – BUS_AD 8730: International Study Abroad – International Business, Europe

  • 3 credit hours; graded S/U; graduate standing required
  • Graduate students will complete additional requirements for the elective credit (this will be explained in pre-departure classes). MBA and Accountancy students – consult your academic advisor on how this course would satisfy degree requirements.
  • These courses were designed by the Registrar’s Office as spring courses. Educational fees for three credit hours are costs you would normally see on your spring bill. Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees. Actual fees for the spring semester are set by the Board of Curators during their April meeting. Let your academic advisor know if these three credits will put you over your maximum for spring. All students should check with their academic advisors on how this course would satisfy graduation and major area requirements. The course will be conducted in two parts:
  1. Eight pre-departure classes at MU that will lay the groundwork for principles of international business with some focus on the business strategies and cultural dimensions of Germany and Spain.
  2. A two-week international travel experience which includes experiential learning exercises, group discussions and presentations, and company visits. The visits are an essential part of the learning experience and allow students to discuss with company managers international business strategies in marketing, finance, and management. The schedule while abroad allows free time for sightseeing and visiting local cultural and historic sites.

Pre-departure classes at MU

Pre-departure classes will be held beginning in October in Cornell Hall. This is a non-credit course in which you are required to enroll before the first pre-departure class to go on the program. You will not be charged any educational fees for this “course.”

  • Undergraduates: Business Administration (BUS_AD) _0553 – Class # 57996
  • Graduates: Business Administration (BUS_AD) _0582 – Class # 57997

Meeting schedule:

  • Tuesdays: October 8, 2019 – December 3, 2019
  • 6:00-8:30 pm; Room 011 Cornell Hall

Note: You are required to attend every pre-departure class to prepare for the program, or you will not be allowed to participate in the program. Special circumstances may allow flexibility on this requirement but must be approved by the program director before the class absence. If you are dropped from the program due to non-attendance, you will be subject to the penalties listed under the Withdrawal Procedure & Penalties portion of this document.

  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at MU.
  • Have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.
  • Copy of all program passports due to Study Abroad office by October 8
  • Complete the online application process, including all necessary risk and release forms.
  • Meet the minimum health insurance requirements set by the University. As part of the program fee, you are enrolled in the University’s GeoBlue Health plan for the duration of the program. You must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies.
  • Follow acceptable behavior outlined in the MU Student Conduct Manual and the MU Conditions of Program Participation and Program Acceptance contract through the Trulaske College of Business.

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Hotel Europa

Exe Cristal Palace

Calle Diputacion 25720

Barcelona, Spain 08007

T:+34 933 93 09 70

https://www.exehotels.com/exe-cristal-palace.html

December 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Itinerary is subject to change

 

Date

Day

Location

Itinerary

1

27-Dec

Fri

US

Depart for Munich

2

28-Dec

Sat

Munich

Arrive in Munich by 1:00 pm; check-in at Hotel Europa

Orientation that afternoon

City tour and a scavenger hunt

3

29-Dec

Sun

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Walking tour of Munich - Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, Peterskirche, and Munich Residenz

Lunch on your own

Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant

4

30-Dec

Mon

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Allianz Arena

 

5

31-Dec

Tues

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

6

1-Jan

Wed

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Free Day

7

2-Jan

Thurs

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Allianz SE

Bavaria Studios

8

3-Jan

Fri

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

BMW plant

Munich Business School lecture

 

9

4-Jan

Sat

Munich

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Paulaner Brauhaus Brewery

10

5-Jan

Sun

Munich

/Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for a flight to Barcelona

Check-in Barcelona hotel

Panoramic Tour of City

11

6-Jan

Mon

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Free Day

12

7-Jan

Tues

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Port of Barcelona

Discovering the Treasures of Gaudi

Enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant

13

8-Jan

Wed

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Idilia Foods

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

University of Barcelona Business School lecture

14

9-Jan

Thurs

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Barcelona Stock Exchange

Camp Nou

15

10-Jan

Fri

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Free Day

16

11-Jan

Sat

Barcelona

Breakfast and Morning check-in

Casa Batllo

La Sagrada Familia

Farewell dinner at a local restuarant

17

12-Jan

Sun

Barcelona

Depart hotel

Transfer to the airport on your own

 

 

How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid: This 3-credit hour course qualifies for financial aid. Before going to the Financial Aid Office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet. It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad. ScholarshipsTrulaske Study Abroad Scholarship deadline: September 20. For additional scholarship opportunities visit the International Center for a list of available scholarships.

Student Planning Budget

 

Tuition (resident) (3 credit hours)

$897

Tuition (non-resident) (3 credit hours)

$2,699

Trulaske Business Course Fee

$289

Technology Fee

$40

Program Fee

$3,704

MU International Center Study Abroad Fee

$245

Airfare

$1,400

Estimated cost for Missouri residents

$6,575

Estimated cost for non-residents

$8,377

Note: The educational fees above will be billed to the student account on approximately December 15, 2019. Please note that these are estimates; actual fees for the Spring 2020 semester have not yet been established. Non-resident students will pay non-resident fees.

Expenses Included in Program Fee

  • Airfare from Munich, Germany to Barcelona, Spain
  • Meals included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • All ground transportation for company visits
  • Lodging for the trip duration, including all breakfasts in Munich and Barcelona
  • Two group dinners: one in Munich and one in Barcelona
  • MU GeoBlue Health Insurance coverage for the program duration (you must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies) Note: in some cases, you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services; this coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any medical expenses incurred outside the US while on the program)
  • Airfare from the US to Munich, Germany and returning to the US from Barcelona, Spain
  • Meals not included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • Educational fees – tuition and fees will be billed the same as a 3-credit hour undergraduate or graduate course is taken in Spring 2020
  • Passport application or passport renewal fees
  • MU International Center study abroad fee includes MU support services for student emergencies during the program, emergency evacuation and repatriation coordination, and pre-departure orientation
  • Optional personal expenses such as souvenirs, personal items, social outings, activities or excursions such as outdoor adventures or cultural visits, and city transportation to participate in non-program activities (subway, taxi, bus fares).
  • Additional insurance for trip modification, cancellation, or interruption due to health, safety, or similar concerns.

There are no withdrawal penalties until September 15, 2019. You must email the Student Service Coordinator (TrulaskeAbroad@missouri.edu) documenting withdrawal from the program AND return to the online application to change status to WITHDRAWAL: Declined. The following schedule indicates program withdrawal fees that will be billed to the student account:

The date of withdrawal notification is the date the notification email is sent to the Student Services Coordinator (trulaskeaboard@missouri.edu) Depending on the date you withdraw, the Study Abroad Office may not be able to get a refund from the vendor; your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered. If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal, you will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

Amount Billed

Withdrawal After

$100 deposit

Application Date

$600

September 15, 2019

$1,500

October 25, 2019

$2,500

November 25, 2019

$3,704 (full program fee)

December 1, 2019

You must have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.

  • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) by October 8, 2019
  • U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits to Germany or Spain
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, check the country’s web page to determine if you need to apply for a tourist visa

I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
  • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • My dismissal from the program

I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program. If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns. The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs. Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

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  • Application Deadline: October 8
  • The program will accept up to 55 students.