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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: March Break
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Graduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Eligible Populations: See Eligibility Link Below Pre-requisites: See Below
Program Advisor: Alexandra Nesbeda
Program Description:

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ECN7575 Competitive Challenges of the New Europe

Italy-2

Lidija Polutnik, Ph.D., Professor and Division Chair
Economics

 

Contents

 

 

Quick Facts

Timeline

Information Reception Monday September 12, 2016
5:15-6:15 PM EST
Needham-Wellesley Room/Olin Hall
Application Opens Tuesday September 6, 2016 
9:00 AM EST
Initial Application Deadline Sunday, October 23, 2016
11:59 PM EST
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, November 27, 2016
11:59 PM EST
Course Dates  
-- Pre-Travel Thursday, February 9, 2017
5:00-9:00PM
Luksic 101

Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:00-9:00PM
Luksic 101
-- Travel Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
-- Post-Travel Final paper due Thursday, April 6, 2017

Locations

Milan, Italy

Eligibility

Open to students who are half way through their graduate program*, have completed pre-requisite requirements, and are in good academic and social standing with the college. *For specific eligibility information, by program, click here.

Financial Considerations

Program Fee: $2,000
Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS: $1,400
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-17 credit rate. Elective Abroad course is 3 credits.
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.

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Program Overview


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Course Information

"Competitiveness Challenges of the New Europe” course will explore competitive and strategic dimensions of companies in the context of the EU, its institutions, its history and culture and its present reality. This course builds on the core economics and global strategy courses by taking a deeper look at strategy of companies doing business in the EC. It also examines emerging trends, and opportunities and challenges for business and business creation in Italy and in the EC in light of its comparative advantages and current economic and political pressures and events.

Faculty Brainshark (coming soon)


Information Reception

If you are unable to attend the information reception on September 12th, or would like to review course information, the PPT slides are available here: (coming soon)

Course Syllabus

2016/17 Syllabus: Syllabus Italy 2017.docx

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Program Details

Credits

3 credits (tuition is a separate charge from the program fee)

Location

Milan, Italy

Eligibility

Open to students who are half way through their graduate program*, have completed pre-requisite requirements, and are in good academic and social standing with the college. *For specific eligibility information, by program, click here.

Course Pre-Requisites

1. Managerial Economics- ECN7200
ECN7200-21- Managerial Economics (Core 2-year program-MODII)
ECN7200-11- Managerial Economics (Core 1-year program-MODII)
ECN7200-55-BL1,  BL2 , & SF- Managerial Economics (Core Blended Learning)
ECN7200-A31- Managerial Economics (Core Evening Program – Wellesley & Boston)
 
2. Managing at the Crossroads, Business, Government, International Economics - ECN7201
ECN7201-21 – Mang at CrosRds, Bus, Govt, Intl Ecn (Core 2 year program - ModIV)
ECN7201-11 – Mang at CrosRds, Bus, Govt, Intl Ecn (Core 1-year Program- ModIII)
ECN7201-55 – BL1, BL2, SF Mang at CrosRds, Bus, Govt, Intl Ecn (Core Blended Learning)
ECN7201-A31 – Mang at CrosRds, Bus, Govt, Intl Ecn (Core Evening Program- Wellesley & Boston)

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Housing & Transportation


Housing

Students will stay in 3-4 star hotel accommodations (double rooms) in Milan, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to choose single room accommodations prior to departure for an additional fee ($500).


Transportation

Charter bus, local train, subway. The international flight cost is not included in the program fee. 

Arrival Airport Code

LIN (arrival and departure)

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee (based on double occupancy) $2,000
Tuition Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-2017 credit rate. Elective Abroad course is 3 credits.
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $2,000 + Tuition (3 credits)
(double room)
Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS) $1,400
Estimated Additional Meals* $500
Estimated Incidentals* $400
Visa (if applicable)** See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $2,300
Total:   $4,300 + Tuition (3 credits)
(double room)

Program Fee and Airfare

Program fee includes: Accommodations, breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions. 
Program fee DOES NOT include: Tuition, international flight, single room supplement (additional $500), visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.
The program fee is paid to the Glavin Office.

Tuition, Financial Aid and Grant Information

Tuition will be paid to SFS. To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Additional Expenses

*Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on the budgeted expenses for faculty and administrators traveling on the course in previous years. For the current U.S. Department of State per diem rates, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

**All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to Italy before committing to the course.  Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

Cancellation Policy

All students who confirm their placement and later withdraw from the course are subject to the Elective Abroad cancellation policy. Please review this policy to understand any additional financial obligations.

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Faculty Information

Lidija
Dr. Lidija Polutnik conducts research in the area of strategic cost management.  Her research in this area is based on analysis of the relationship between the firm's costs and customers' value and the influence of this relationship on the firm's profit. Dr. Polutnik also conducts research in public finance and is focused on the role institutions play in market economies and specifically in countries in transition. Dr. Polutnik’s work has been published in numerous academic journals and books including: The European Accounting Review, Advances in Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Industrial Relations Journal, and Comparative Economic Studies Journal. 
 
Dr. Polutnik has extensive consulting and executive teaching experience in U.S. and international companies in the area of customer value analysis, tactical and strategic pricing and capacity costing.
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Contact Information

Program Manager

Faculty

Alex Nesbeda Dr. Polutnik
anesbeda@babson.edu polutnik@babson.edu
(781)239-5244 (781)239-4211

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This program is currently not accepting applications.