LeBow International Consulting Residency: London & Geneva
The international consulting residency course at Drexel LeBow offers students a unique combination of real-world consulting and international travel. In this class, students act as consultants to a real international company and experience international business firsthand.
Throughout the MGMT 370 course, students work in teams to tackle challenges and deliver strategies for issues significant to the client company. Ten weeks of the course take place on campus, with student-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the final week of the course, students travel abroad on an international residency to present their final recommendations to the client in person. During the one-week international residency, students also participate in company visits and cultural experiences.
The client for this course is SEP Jordan, a social-impact fashion design company. SEP Jordan’s products are hand-crafted by women refugees in Jordan. The company contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 through empowering its artisans in the Middle East, promoting cultural awareness, and implementing environmentally friendly production methods. While SEP Jordan’s production occurs in Jordan, its management offices are located in London, United Kingdom and Geneva, Switzerland.
The first part of the course will take place on campus, with student consultant-client interaction facilitated virtually. After completing ten weeks of distance consulting, students will first travel to London to join SEP Jordan staff for various Fashion Week 2018 events. Then, the group will transfer to Geneva to meet with the founder and CEO and deliver final presentations.
Students in this course will deliver fashion industry business strategies to SEP Jordan. Projects will address topics such as marketing strategies, brand awareness, and website and consumer analytics. Learn more about previous international consulting residencies here from the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors. Target majors and minors include: Business, International Business, Analytics, Marketing, Design & Merchandising, Computer Science, Retail, International Studies, and Communications.
Credit/Registration: This is an international consulting course and residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 370 – Business Consulting, 4 credits as part of their summer 2018 course load. The course will meet as a regular summer term course taught by a business faculty member. The week after the term ends, (September 14-20, 2018), students will participate in an international residency to London and Geneva to deliver their final recommendations to the client and participate in cultural activities.
To Be Determined
Arrival Date: September 14, 2018
Departure Date: September 20, 2018
-Friday 09/14: Arrive in London; guided tour and welcome dinner
-Saturday 09/15: Fashion Week activities with SEP Jordan
-Sunday 09/16: Fashion Week activities with SEP Jordan
-Monday 09/17: Group transfer to Geneva and guided tour
-Tuesday 09/18: Meetings with SEP Jordan
-Wednesday 09/19: Final presentations to SEP Jordan and farewell dinner
-Thursday 09/20: Depart from Geneva
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Due May 1, 2018 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due July 1, 2018 - $850 Second Payment
Due Aug. 1, 2018 - $850 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
--Hotel accommodations in London and Geneva
--Breakfast and Internet at hotel
--Welcome/Farewell group dinners
--Inter-country flight between the U.K and Switzerland
--Cultural and academic visits in London and Geneva
--In-country transportation for all activities on the itinerary
--Bus transportation between airports and hotels in London and Geneva
Not Included in Program Fee:
--Regular Drexel tuition
--Round trip flight to/from Europe
--Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
--Hotel incidental charges
--$25 Study Abroad Application fee
- Visa: U.S. citizens may travel to countries within the Schengen Zone without visas. Students of other nationalities must check with your own embassies to confirm whether a visa is required for entry. The Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning will supply any supporting documents necessary for tourist visa applications.
- Contact: Kelsey Skic, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning (email@example.com, 215-571-4516)