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  • Attend lectures presented by business executives, economists, officials from financial and governmental organizations, and business journalists
  • Take advantage of access to numerous financial and business institutions in London on program site visits

  • Popular and competitive program; applicants encouraged to apply in October or November.

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For 5 weeks, you will have the unique opportunity to live, study, and conduct research in London, indisputably one of the world's principal international business and financial centers. Through this program, you will come to understand and appreciate the international importance and wide diversity of the markets and institutions in the city of London. Notable statistics about London's preeminence include:

  • the world's largest international banking center
  • the world's largest foreign exchange market in the world
  • over 500 foreign banks, including more than 50 from the United States
  • 375 of the world's top 500 companies
  • the location of more foreign equity transactions than any other stock exchange in the world
  • major international markets in insurance, equities, shipping, commodities, communications, and financial services

You will discover that London is not only a world center of international business and finance but also a leading cultural center, with countless theatres, concert halls, opera houses, and scores of museums. All evenings and weekends during the program are free, allowing you ample time to explore London and its surrounding area on your own.

 

Seminar participants share rooms in flats (apartments) in the Bloomsbury section of London. Flats are fully furnished with complete kitchen facilities, washers and dryers and telephones. The neighborhood has all the necessary amenities including grocery stores, chemists (drugstores), dry cleaners, restaurants, snack bars and pubs. The flats are five minutes from the nearest Underground station and one minute from the nearest bus stop. The classroom for the seminar is located in one of the buildings of Birkbeck College, a constituent college of the University of London or at the facilities of Anglo Educational Services, adjacent to beautiful Russell Square Park.

 

You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to London. The program officially begins and ends in London.

 

  • Course: INBU 4200 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • Course: FNCE 4060 London Business Seminar (or MBAC 6060 for graduate students and recent graduates) (3 credits)
  • Credits: 6 upper-division credit hours
  • Approved for: These courses are approved as business electives.
  • Grading: These are CU Boulder course, so you will receive letter grades
  • See course description

INBU 4200 - International Financial Management. Learn about foreign currency exchange. Why do currencies fluctuate against one another? What are the business, consumer, and societal impacts? How do firms deal with and plan for such fluctuation? Experience the interconnections firsthand. This course will be similar in content and methodology to the on-campus version with many opportunities to integrate the discussions.

FNCE 4060 - London Business Seminar. The seminar is an opportunity to research a business topic of interest. Speakers will cover political and economic conditions in the UK and Europe, major international financial markets, UK and EU central bank activities, business and real estate environment, infrastructure finance, and financial institutions in London and Europe.

The seminar consists of educational and informational lectures and discussion sessions and visits to financial and political institutions in London. Executives, economists, other officials from financial and governmental organizations, and business journalists present lectures on their areas of expertise, providing students with the unique experience of learning from real world practitioners.

The following is a representative sample of some previous speakers, respective topics, and field trips. Future programs will have similar representation.

  • Overview of Economic Conditions in Western Europe- James Stewart, Chief Economist, Weavering Capital
  • British Politics- Roger Eatwell, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath
  • Consumer Trends and Issues in the UK and Europe- Phil Evans, Head of Policy Research, The Consumers' Association
  • The UK in Europe- Richard Jeffrey, Group Economist, CCF Charterhouse PLC
  • Small Business in the UK-Stephen Alambritis, Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Labor Market Issues in Europe- David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
  • Economic Issues in Central and East Europe- Richard Conquest, Chief Economist, Weavering Capital
  • The UK Economy- Martin Holmes, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University
  • World Economic Growth Issues- Gabriel Stein, Director and Chief Economist, Lombard Street Research
  • Global Investing Issues- Jeremy Batstone, Senior Investment Analyst NatWest Stockbrokers
  • Hedge Funds-Stanley Fink, Chief Economist, The Mann Group
  • Economic Reform in Europe-Alison Cottrell, Office of EU - US Relations, HM Treasury
  • Mortgage Markets in the U.K. and Europe-Adrian Coles, Director General, Building Societies Association
  • The Single European Currency-Alex Brummer, Financial Editor, The Mail and Mail on Sunday
  • The Euro and the U.K.-William Mason, Executive Director, British Bankers Association
  • Evaluating the Euro-Roger Bootle, Director, Capital Economies
  • Venture Capital Markets in the U.K. and Europe-Paul Bullock, Director, Bullock and Associates
  • The European Central Bank and Fiscal Policy Issues in Europe-James Stewart, Chief Economist, Weavering Capital
  • The Role of the City of London-Stephen Crabb, Policy Department, London Chamber of Commerce
  • The Global Economy-Lorenzo Cadogno, Senior Economist, Bank of America
  • Commodities Markets-Kevin McNamara, Head of European Gas Derivatives, Goldman Sachs
  • Equity Investment Climate in Europe-Hilary Cook, Corporate Development Director, Barclays Stockbrokers
  • Investment Banking in Europe-Edmund Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Albert Sharp Securities
  • European and U.S. Bond and Capital Markets-Roger Monson, Equity Market Strategist, CAIB Investment Bank
  • Foreign Exchange Markets-Phil Parker, Managing Director, Lywood David International
  • European Stock Exchanges-Angela Knight, Chief Executive, APCIMS
  • Europe's Single Market in Financial Services Elizabeth Legge, Chief Economist, Building Value Associates
  • Global Bond Markets-Mark Tinker, Head of Global Equity and Bond Strategy, Commerzbank
  • Investment Climate in the U.K.-Justin Urquhart Stewart, Director, Seven Investment Management
  • Investment Banking and Credit Swiss First of Boston-Tim Mayo, Investment Analysis, CSFB
  • The Financial Services Authority in the U.K.-Kate Burns, Head of Press Office, FSA
  • The London Stock Exchange-Alan Wilson, Head of Markets Regulation, London Stock Exchange
  • Lloyd's of London-Norman Clark, Corporate Communications, Lloyd's of London
  • Dow Jones/CNBC in Europe-Paul Larkins, Assistant News Editor, Equity Markets, Dow Jones
  • Bloomberg Financial in Europe-Sharon Bowen, Communications Office, Bloomberg Financial
  • Sociological and Racial Issues in the U.K.: Applications to Business-Gary Younge, Journalist, The Guardian
  • The Role of an Equity Analyst-Simon Taylor, Assistant Director of Research, JP Morgan Chase
  • Cross Cultural Influences on Business: Europe Compared to the U.S.-Corinne Cancellare, Private Consultant, Paris
  • Mergers and Acquistions in Europe-Joseph Hazan, Senior Consultant, Hazan International, Paris
  • Euronext Stock Exchange-Eric Vendrand, Euronext Exchange, Paris
  • The World Bank Zoltan Agai, Media Relations, World Bank, Paris
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-Brian McFeeters, U.S. Delegation to the OECD, Paris

The London Business Seminar site visits have included the following:

  • Lloyd's of London
  • Private equity groups
  • Bloomberg London
  • U.S. Embassy
  • Energy UK
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Guided tour of London

INBU 4200 International Financial Management will be more of a traditional classroom setting with appropriate exams, homework, participation, and work project determining the grade. All coursework will be completed while in London. Grades may be anticipated to be recorded prior to the start of fall term.

FNCE 4060 London Business Seminar. In addition to active participation in all seminars and visits, the course requires the completion of a research paper. While a list of specific potential topics will be provided, you may choose to research any topic of sincere interest, provided that topic is approved by the professor prior to arrival in London. Much of the background research is best completed prior to arrival in London, freeing time to complete primary research and to explore London. The research experience is required to be of a primary nature with students conducting interviews with business people who work in and around London. It is intended that each student complete the interview research stage of the paper while in London.

During the final week of the seminar, you will give a 20-minute presentation of research findings to the seminar participants so that all share in this individual learning experience. The writing of the formal paper is expected to follow the seminar and must be submitted to the professor no later than the Monday following Labor Day following the program.

 

The 2018 London Business Seminar is directed by Professor Bruce Kline, senior instructor in the Leeds School of Business. Professor Kline is a graduate of Carleton College (Economics) and Northwestern University (Finance and Marketing), with doctorate work at CSU (Economics). His thirty-one year career at Hewlett-Packard Company involved many responsibilities, the most recent being Global Tax and Supply Chain strategy. In parallel, he has a twenty-nine year teaching career, that last nine years at CU Boulder. Professor Kline is a great fan of study abroad and Europe. As a student, he studied in Austria and Germany. He teaches in the United Kingdom, Austria, Lithuania, Czechia, and Italy and lives much of the year in northeastern Italy.

 

Because this program requires full-time participation in class, lectures, site-visits and excursions, there is limited free time. However, you will have evenings and a few afternoons to explore London on your own.

 

  • Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving Pell grants as part of their federal financial aid.
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  • Leeds School of Business study abroad scholarships (for Business majors): to apply, please fill out the Buffs Abroad Scholarships application by the published deadline.

 

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Interested students are encouraged to apply early, as the group will be limited to 24 participants. Completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full, which usually happens sometime in February (but could happen earlier).



Program Reviews:
Summer 2013 Participant
Location and Housing were great. 85% of the Academics were excellent. A large part of the content is really macroeconomic & policy issues. Transportation in London and Paris is easy and quick.

Summer 2016 Participant
As far as the content of global finance, I think that I learned not quite as much as I was hoping to learn. This however is because of the timing and of course the UK's exit from the EU. For the price of the course(especially the Paris part of it), I fell it could have been a little more academically challenging, relevant and engaging.

Summer 2017 Participant
Great speakers all with impressive backgrounds and a range of backgrounds. Might have been nice sometimes to have more context on some of the topics/speakers (all the juniors on the trip were lost during a few lectures since they hadn't taken an upper level finance class and it was embarrassing at a few site visits when clearly no one knew anything about the organization). Would be easier if we were allowed to directly reach out to speakers for interviews, instead of having to go through Anglo staff. No students were able to conduct interviews while in London, which is a shame because I think that was part of the draw of the program. Flat was close to class and to tube, making it easy to get anywhere in the city. Little interaction with locals and hard to find way to get to know locals.

Summer 2015 Participant
The location of our flats could not have been better. Extremely central and good building. The locals were nice and helpful. The course was ok. Lectures seemed to be repetitive and sometimes dull.

Summer 2017 Participant
All the Anglo staff were very nice and wanted to help!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04-MAR-2018
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Variable 01-JUL-2018 04-AUG-2018
Summer 2019 01-MAR-2019 ** Variable TBA TBA

** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.

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