Course Offers for International Students

Who can apply?

The International Summer School Bremerhaven welcomes participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds - not only students currently enrolled at a university or college but also graduates and young professionals with a university or college degree. An open mind and lots of enthusiasm for Europe as well as a good general education are the only requirements. Participants need to have a good level of English.


Topics of the course programme for students

Changes, Challenges and Intercultural Sensitivities in International Economic and Business Relations

 

Objectives:

By the end of the course the students will have a better understanding of new trends in global Economics and Businesses and the corresponding internal and external dynamics of change in the socio-economic, financial, entrepreneurial and technological environments in a global, regional and intercultural context and be able to evaluate the global challenges and dynamics of change in these fields.

 

Target group:

  • Undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals from all over the world with interest and basic experience in globally changing economic, market and business environments
  • Students with an interest to learn about the transformation of economies, companies and institutions and how to successfully drive change processes forward.

 

Contents:

  • New aspects in International Trade, Investment and Business Relations
  • Forms of Capitalism and their influence on Economic Policy and Business
  • Multilateralism versus Bilateralism in the World Economy
  • Monetary and Currency Policies in an international comparison
  • Competition, Competitive Strategies and gaining Competitive Advantages
  • Internationalization strategies of international and multinational companies in the global market place
  • Stock Exchange developments in EU, USA, Japan and China
  • Asset Markets, Money, Prices and Capital Formation
  • Essential Elements of Change and Communication of Change
  • The Learning Organization & Appreciative Inquiry
  • Understanding and Steering of Change Processes
  • Chaos Theory & Complex-Adaptive Systems
  • Intercultural Sensitivity and Teambuilding 
  • Cultural Challenges and Change in cross border Activities and Management.

 

Learning Methods:

  • Lectures and group discussions
  • Case studies, project work in teams based on the method of problem based learning
  • Company visits 

 

Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate