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International Business Course Adds to Europe Itinerary for April Trip

A few seats are still available as Juan España, Ph.D., lead faculty for international business in the School of Business and Management (SOBM), hosts an 11-day journey to Europe this April as part of an international business course.

The course, “International Experience,” departs April 13 and returns on April 23. It counts as an elective for the MBA, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership or Master of Public Administration degrees; and also counts for the MBA area of specialization in International Business and the Graduate Certificate in International Business.

Participants will attend lectures and seminars at the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, the European Central Bank and the German Stock Market in Frankfurt, Germany. They will also visit Mercedes Benz, and the Europe headquarters of Siemens and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).

Additional stops include sites of cultural interest, such as La Grande Place in Brussels; Hofbraeuhaus in Munich, Germany; and Neuschwanstein Castle in Southwest Bavaria.  Professor España has also announced a last-minute addition to the tour: a joint panel discussionwith Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart (DHBW), including Baden Wurtemberg state congressman Dr. R. Loeffler.

Professor España has previously organized class trips to China and Brazil. The fee for the 2013 trip to Europe is $3,600, and includes airfare, lodging, sightseeing with English-speaking guides, transportation to events, and most meals. Students will also pay tuition for the course.

For further information regarding the European study tour, or to register for the trip, please contact Tess De La Garma in the School of Business and Management at (858)642-8401 or