Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)

Maymester and Summer Study Abroad Programs

Vanderbilt Business students can choose from several study abroad opportunities for May/Summer, some of which can be completed prior to beginning an internship in June. Examples are listed below. Each program accepts students from multiple business schools in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. All programs are taught in English and some offer optional intensive language courses. For additional information, please view web links below or contact

Maymester Programs

European Business School (EBS)

Oestrich-Winkel, Germany

“Successful Leadership in Europe”
This program will cover social, economic and political issues in European business; corporate governance and leadership in European businesses; new markets in Eastern Europe; retailing landscape in Europe (Case: Wal-Mart in Europe); differences in consumer behavior in Europe; and leadership succession in European family businesses.

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WHU — Otto Beisheim School of Management

Vallendar, Germany

“The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe”
This program covers the following topics: European Integration: The Single European; Market of the EU and European Monetary Union; Doing Business in Eastern Europe; Restructuring Companies in Transition Economies; European Corporate Governance; Labor Markets in Europe; The Environment of Mergers and Acquisitions: European Competition Policies; and European Financial Markets.

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Peking University

Beijing, China

"Doing Business in China"
This program will discuss understanding the driving force of China's Economic Growth Phenomenon over the last 30 years and the future, appreciate the uniqueness of the Chinese market, branding, human resource and strategic management in China, learn how firms conduct marketing, branding, human resource and strategic management in China and identify business opportunity in China.

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Summer Programs



Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC)

Paris, France

“The Global Manager in Europe”
Description: The module focuses on management practices in Europe with sessions on the economic, social and political context, and addresses themes for which ESSEC has a specific expertise such as luxury brand management, intercultural management, or negotiation, among others.

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Bergen, Norway

“Managing Natural Resources at the Top of Europe”
Natural Resource Management: The Norwegian Model - will cover important aspects of natural resource management and policy regimes, examining the whole length of the resource value chain, from exploration and production to end-use, and the economic “value chain,” from macroeconomic aspects via sectors and markets to the firms and consumers at the micro level.

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