Location: Oslo, Norway
Dates: June 22 - July 19, 2013 (4 weeks)
Term: Summer Session
Objective: In this program, students focus on Scandinavian and Norwegian business and cultural management through an emphasis on intercultural business practices. The program features lectures by faculty from BI Norwegian Business School.
This program is open to Carlson undergraduate students in good academic standing and a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
BI Norwegian Business School is one of Norway’s largest business institutions, the largest single provider of applied business knowledge in the country. Oslo is the cultural, scientific, economic, and governmental center of Norway. The city is a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping; it's also an important center for maritime industries and trade in Europe.
Norway ranks as the third wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. Norway has rich resources of oil, natural gas, hydroelectric power, forests and minerals and it maintains universal healthcare, subsidized higher education, and a comprehensive social security system. Norway was ranked highest of all countries in human development from 2001 to 2007, and then again in 2009. It was also rated the most peaceful country in the world.
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Students will take classes, along with other international students, in intercultural management and Norwegian life & society, plus have company visits, and attend cultural activities Monday–Friday for three weeks. The company visits and guest lectures provide extensive exposure to Norwegian shipping, software and other industries. Extracurricular activities include sightseeing, island hopping, BBQs, hiking, Norwegian film and more.
Students live in residence halls with U.S., and international students. All accommodations include a shared kitchen and bathroom. All rooms are wired for internet access. Single rooms are available for an extra fee. Students have full access to BI facilities including computer labs and libraries.
The program fee is $1,500, which covers program administration, international health insurance and fees. Airfare, housing, meals, and personal expenses are not covered by the program fee.
The 5 academic credits for this program will be charged at the University of Minnesota per-credit resident rate. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition and fees.
Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors.
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.
The application opens on January 1st and candidates are considered on a rolling basis until the final deadline of April 15th.
Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
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