Santa Clara University

IDIS 659 Doing Business in the European Community

August 18 – 31, 2013
3 units | Narendra Agrawal, LSB Associate Dean, and Elizabeth E. Powers

3 units tuition + $3,500 administrative fee (includes a $500 non-refundable deposit and will be charged if withdrawn from program after acceptance)


1) 2 semesters residence in MBA program
2) Good academic standing including a 3.0 GPA

    International Business


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Detailed Itinerary
Sunday, Aug. 18
Arrival and Check-in

Monday, Aug. 19
Morning Reception  Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences
Welcome lunch
Afternoon Business Visit  Mercedes Benz
Lecture The Euro Crisis and Understanding the European Community
Evening Octoberfest event (Straubing)

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Morning Institute Visit  Technology Center Teisnach
Lecture  Technology Transfer and the e-Mobility Experience
Group lunch
Afternoon Business Visit   Rohde & Schwarz

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Morning Business Visit   Kermi
Lecture  U.S./European Project Management
Group lunch
Afternoon Business Visit  Porsche
Lecture  HRM and German/European vs U.S. Work Ethics
Evening  A Porsche driving experience!

Thursday, Aug. 22  [Bavarian State Holiday]

Morning Cultural Visit   City of Regensburg  (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Group lunch
Afternoon Cultural Event   Boat tour along Danube River

Friday, Aug. 23
Morning  Travel to Mariakirchen Castle
Negotiation Workshop:  U.S. – German Negotiations
Group lunch
Afternoon  Negotiation Workshop
Evening  Beer tasting event at Mariakirchen Castle

Saturday, Aug. 24
Morning  Leisure day to explore the region
Mountain bike tour in the Bavarian Forest [optional – cost covered directly by student]
Afternoon  Soccer game in Munich [optional – cost covered directly by student]

Sunday, Aug. 25
Morning  Leisure day to explore the region
Optional events TBD

Monday, Aug. 26
Morning  Travel to Straubing
Business Visit The Habor Company
Institute Visit  Institute of Renewable Energy
Lecture  Energy Shift & Alternative Energies
Group lunch
Afternoon Business Visits  Sennebogen
[Others TBD]

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Morning  Travel to Herzogenaurach
Business Visit  Adidas AG
Group lunch
Special workshops on History Management, Strategic Management, Adidas 2020 virtual tour

Wednesday, Aug. 28
Morning  European / U.S. Business Day
Company Workshop with KPMG
Group lunch
Afternoon Company Workshops with Harman Kardon, SPX
Interactive discussion  Joe Kaeser, CFO, Siemens

Thursday, Aug. 29
Morning Institution Visit  European Parliament
Group lunch
Afternoon Business Simulation exercise

Friday, Aug. 30   
Morning Business Visit  BMW AG
Group lunch
Afternoon Business Visit  BMW World
Evening   “Graduation” party and farewell dinner

Saturday, Aug. 31
Check-out and Departure

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