Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Housed in LeBow’s Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, international residencies and consulting courses provide students with practical learning opportunities – the hallmark of a Drexel education. Consulting courses provide students with a unique learning experience while providing clients with solutions to real-world problems. Projects address real business challenges and cover issues significant to the organization. Acting as consultants, students tackle a particular business issue and provide data- and evidence-based analysis with actionable recommendations in a concentrated time frame.
The goal of an international residency is to provide students with a better understanding of opportunities and challenges facing multinational and domestic firms in the locations visited. Through this residency, students will further develop their ability to evaluate decision-making in international business operations and to analyze possible economic consequences of the changing global environment.
The client for this course is BlueCielo ECM Solutions, a multinational software company. BlueCielo provides data management support for a variety of industries such as chemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, etc. Three projects will be completed for this client addressing issues concerning vertical marketing opportunities, applying business analytics to marketing strategies, and cross-cultural communication tactics.
After completing ten weeks of distance consulting, students will travel to Amsterdam and meet with the client in person. While abroad, students will also engage in cultural activities and site visits in Amsterdam and Brussels. Through participation in this international residency, students will gain a greater depth of knowledge and broader insight into the consulting process.
The first part of the course will take place on campus, with student consultant-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the last week of the course (the week after finals), students will travel to Amsterdam and present their deliverables to the client in person.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors majoring and minoring in business, analytics, marketing, computer science, international studies, psychology, learning/culture/and technology, and communications.
Credit: This course is an international consulting residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 370 – For Profit Consulting, 4 credits as part of their fall 2017 course load. The course will meet as a regular fall term course taught by a business faculty member. The week after the term ends (December 16-23, 2017), students will participate in an international residency to Amsterdam and Brussels to visit companies and to deliver their final recommendations to the client.
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Finnin, Clinical Professor and Director of General Business Studies
Arrival Date: December 17, 2017
Departure Date: December 23, 2017
-Sunday, 12/17: Arrive in Amsterdam (overnight flight from U.S. departs Saturday); guided tour and group welcome dinner
-Monday, 12/18: Meeting with consulting client / group project time
-Tuesday, 12/19: Academic or business visits
-Wednesday, 12/20: Final presentations for client / transfer to Brussels
-Thursday, 12/21: Guided tour / cultural activities
-Friday, 12/22: Cultural activities / academic or business visits / group farewell dinner
-Saturday, 12/23: Group departs for U.S.
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Due 07/01/2017 - Advance Payment of $500 + $25 application fee
Due 08/01/2017 - Second Payment of $1,350
Due 10/01/2017- Final payment of $1,350
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
--Flight arrangements: depart December 16, return December 23
--Double occupancy hotel accommodations in Amsterdam and Brussels
--Breakfast and Internet at hotel
--Welcome/Farewell group dinners
--Cultural visits in Amsterdam and Brussels Company visits in Amsterdam and Brussels
--In-country transportation for all activities on the itinerary
--Round-trip airfare and bus transportation between Drexel University and Newark Airport
--Emergency travel assistance
Not Included in Program Fee:
--Regular Drexel tuition
--Passport and visa fees
--Hotel incidental charges
--$25 Study Abroad Application fee
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