China

Business in China

Shanghai & Beijing
May 8-16, 2015
Professor Jane Zhu

If you want to be successful in global business, you need to be successful in China. That’s because China is arguably the most important market in the world today. It is the largest market in terms of size, the third largest in terms of economic strength, and the fastest growing, with rates at over 9% annually for the past 10 years. China is the engine of growth for many MNCs and considered the future in terms of growth opportunities.

What to Expect

  • Examine China’s dynamic economy and its competitive advantages
  • Understand the development of the economy, leading companies and industries, social, cultural and historical influence on business practices and decisions
  • Analyze the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market oriented economy
  • Interact with management executives through site visits to major domestic and global corporations and agencies
  • Visit cultural and historical sites, including the Great Wall of China

Seminar Fee

$3,000     

Germany

Business in Germany

Munich & Berlin
May 8-16, 2015
Professor Michael Behnam

Experience business in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, by touring two of the world’s capitals of commerce: Munich and Berlin. As the world’s largest exporter of goods, Germany is home to many globally known and technologically advanced multinational corporations.

What to Expect

  • Experience German management culture and gain insight into business practiced on a global scale
  • Discuss case studies, developed by Professor Behnam in partnership with the host executives, allowing for an intense, interactive learning experience.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the state and development of the economy, global participation, social, cultural, and political influences

Tentative Schedule

  • Tuesday: Case on international market entry. Tour of Audi's manufacturing plant and brand center.
  • Wednesday: Free time. Flight to Berlin
  • Thursday: Visit Bayer Pharma and work on case study on international health. Free time.
  • Friday: Visit CrowdWorx and work on a case study on market scalability of crowdsourcing for market intelligence and innovation. Free evening.
  • Saturday: Boat tour of Berlin. Farewell dinner in the Reichstag.
  • Sunday: Flight back to Boston.

Seminar Fee

$3,000

United Kingdom

Healthcare in the United Kingdom

May 8-16, 2015
Professor Richard Gregg

The United Kingdom (U.K.) has a nationalized healthcare system and is an international leader in care delivery and clinical outcomes. With this Global Travel Seminar, you'll study the U.K. healthcare system and explore ways to improve the U.S. system.

What to Expect

  • Learn about government ownership of healthcare delivery organizations, near-universal insurance coverage, allocation of resources, and recent reform efforts
  • Visit healthcare-delivery organizations and meet with healthcare providers, policy makers, and managers
  • Examine quality improvement and cost containment initiatives
  • Understand how the U.K. healthcare system compares to the U.S. healthcare system

Seminar Fee

$3,100