I/MBA in Berlin & Istanbul - Summer 2013
"the trip to berlin & istanbul was awesome. the highlight for me was getting to know people from other cohorts and programs and learning from all of their different experiences. the company tours of deutche bahn, hogan lovells, axel springer and alvimedica were amazing. it was fascinating to see how other countries operate in the corporate world. with little prior knowledge of the muslim world, getting immersed in the culture of istanbul and being able to meet some of the locals was a real treat."
-Zack Miller, Evening MBA
|Course||Professor||Dates||Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting|
|GSBA 508: Legal and Social Environment of Global Business (2 units)||Dr. Denise Dimon||May 27-June 7 (arrive 5/26; depart 6/8). Online coursework from 6/9-7/6.||Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm in Coronado 132|
|GSBA 594: Special Topics in International Management (3 units)||Dr. Carsten Zimmermann|
|GSBA 513: Corporate Governance and Values (2 units)||Dr. Manzur Rahman|
Students may choose any combination of courses from 2-7 units.
GSBA 508: Legal and Social Environment of Global Business (2)
This course examines the complex array of political, legal, historical and ethical concerns in the global business environment by analyzing the principles of social responsibility, ethics, diversity, law, and stakeholder theory as they apply to organizations, domestically and abroad. Coverage includes business ethics; diverse ethical foundations; diverse interests of various stakeholders; individual versus societal interests; pluralism and socioeconomic issues; anti-discrimination legislation; labor and employment issues; environmental justice; public policy; politics; globalization; and government regulation of business. Particular attention is given to cultivating moral reasoning skills. Fundamentally, we evaluate how businesses around the world do operate and, more significantly, how they /should/ operate. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, class discussion and debate. Prerequisite: GSBA 501 or 515.
*This course is cross-listed with MSGL 512: Global Politics, Policy and Law
GSBA 594: Special Topics in International Management (3)
This international and integrative course includes comparative practices, special topics and applications in international business. Students practice applying international problem solving and decision-making techniques from the perspective of culturally consonant top executives and management consultants. Topics include international merger strategies, international policies, comparative international management approaches, and international sourcing/outsourcing applications with a special emphasis on activities of firms in the EU and surrounding regions. Teaching methods include case studies and field-work with organizations in an international environment. Prerequisite: GSBA 501 or 515. May be applied toward the International Business and Management Concentrations.
GSBA 513: Corporate Governance and Values (2)
This course surveys the major corporate governance systems in the world, focusing on the values and legal and financial traditions that have led to the development of systems with quite divergent goals and institutional mechanisms. Topics such as the purpose and nature of the firm, models of corporate governance and their correspondence with legal and financial traditions, internal and external governance mechanisms, the role of regulatory authorities, and executive compensation are covered in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner. The course will require active student participation in case discussions, presentations, papers and role-plays. Prerequisite: GSBA 505. This course counts as an elective in the corporate social responsibility area and towards the Corporate Finance concentration.
|Estimated Program Costs|
|Multi-city airfare from SAN||$1,600|
|Tuition costs vary depending on number of units taken abroad. Tuition is reduced to $950/unit.|
Notes about program costs:
- PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, rather a separate payment towards on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, group activities, some meals and transportation.
- TUITION is reduced to $950/unit to help offset the additional costs of traveling abroad. This may be compared to the regular MBA tuition rate of $1,320/unit for summer 2013.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in Berlin & Istanbul are currently estimates only. Calculations above are based on double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and the current exchange rate (subject to change). Students are not required to stay at the group hotels, although it is highly recommended.
Estimated Room Rates
- BERLIN: The group hotel is Hotel Indigo Centre Alexanderplatz. Classes will be held at the group hotel.
- ISTANBUL: The group hotel is The Peak Hotel. Classes will either be held at the group hotel or at a university near Taksim Square.
Room TypeBerlinIstanbul Double (2 people)50 euros/person/night45 euros/person/night Single80 euros/night90 euros/night *NOTES: You will be billed in USD, based on exchange rates on date of transfer. Prices include daily breakfast and internet.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of Feb. 7th using Kayak. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
Accepted students will be provided with more details about airfare.
- BERLIN: Tegel International Airport (TXL), located in the north-west of the city is the main airport for international flights.
- ISTANBUL: There are two airports near Istanbul. Ataturk Airport (IST) is the main international airport in Istanbul and is on the European side of the city. Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is further from the city center and is on the Asian side of Istanbul.
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not specific to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 is Friday, March 1st, 2013. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the $450 program fee. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.
You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, March 8, 2013. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by March 22, 2013. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Danielle Steiner for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
A German tourist visa is not required for citizens of the United States for a stay of up to 90 days. You will need a passport valid for at least 6 months following your departure date from Germany. Make sure your passport has blank visa pages for necessary stamps upon arrival and departure.
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Germany.
US Citizens need a passport and visa to travel to Turkey. Passports should be valid for at least 90 days from the date of entry into Turkey and must have enough blank space to allow for Turkish entry and exit stamps. Beginning on January 1, 2013, if there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport, you will be denied entry into Turkey. If you are traveling as a tourist, you can purchase a tourist visa at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate outside of Turkey, or you can purchase a sticker visa at the Turkish airport or other port of entry for $20 (U.S.) cash. Information from http://www.state.gov.
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Turkey.
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