Programs : Brochure
- Locations: London, United Kingdom
- Terms: Summer
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|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Junior||Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar, Graduate|
|Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5||Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Apartments/Houses|
|Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), Any U.S. Institution, CU Boulder||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Prerequisite(s):||3 Semesters of College-Level Economics or Business||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||6 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||5 Weeks||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||Business/Intl Business, Economics, Finance, International Affairs|
|Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$$||Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible|
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.
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:
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.
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.
The London Business Seminar site visits have included the following:
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.
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).
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