National University

International Business Course to Visit Europe

11-day April itinerary includes visits to Brussels and Frankfurt

 National University students and alumni are invited to experience firsthand the business environment and culture of Europe, as Juan España, Ph.D., lead faculty for international business in the School of Business and Management (SOBM), hosts a 11-day journey there this April as part of an international business course.

The course, “International Experience,” takes place from April 13 through 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 relevant European institutions, such as the European Union in Brussels, Belgium and the home of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Market in Frankfurt, Germany. They will also visit major European companies such as Mercedes Benz, and the Europe headquarters of multinational companies such as Siemens and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).

Additionally, participants in this unique class will explore sites of cultural interest, such as La Grande Place in Brussels; Hofbraeuhaus in Munich, Germany; and Neuschwanstein Castle in Southwest Bavaria.

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