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Business Studies in Europe

  • Locations: Italy (Brescia, Milan, Venice and Verona), Austria (Innsbruck), Germany (Munich Area, Bonn Area, and Cologne), and Iceland (Reykjavik and the Golden Circle)
  • Travel Abroad Dates: May 8 - May 31, 2018 (to be confirmed)
  • Program Fees: $4,550 (not including tuition)
  • Online Application
  • Application Instructions & Eligibility Requirements
  • Courses Offered
  • CBAD 364 Operations Management
  • CBAD 499 Selected Topics in Business

This program offers students the opportunity to learn about business culture, operations and business practices from a global perspective. Students will travel to Italy (Brescia, Milan, Venice and Verona,), Austria (Innsbruck), Germany (Munich Area, Bonn Area, and Cologne) and Iceland (Reykjavik and the Golden Circle) where they will attend workshops, work in teams with European students, and visit companies such as Beretta, BMW, SolarWorld and DHL. Students in the program will learn how the basic principles of management are applied in different countries. They will learn about different cultures in Europe (Italian, Austrian, German, and Icelandic) and how companies adopt to the business environment that they operate in. Moreover, they will visit famous sites such as the ancient Verona Arena, the spectacular Grand Canal in Venice, the breathtaking Austrian Alps, Marienplatz, one of the oldest squares in the world, in Munich, the Middle Rhine, a lovely region full of castle, the famous Cologne Cathedral and the stunning waterfalls, glaciers and geysers of Iceland.


Course Information

Students participating in this program can take one or both of the following courses:

CBAD 364 Operations Management. (3 credits). (Prereq: CBAD 292 and CBAD 301 with a grade of C or better). Course introduces students to the design, operation, and improvement of service, manufacturing, and distribution processes. The integration of operations management with other organizational functions to achieve strategic goals is discussed throughout the course.
Instructor: P. Richard Martin

CBAD 499 Selected Topics in Business. (3 credits). (Prereq: None).
Course provides business majors an opportunity to study in small groups, selected topics in business/economics under the guidance of a faculty member.  The CBAD 499 offered through this program will help student develop a better understanding of the economy, business practices and cultures throughout Europe with a special focus on Italy, Germany and Iceland.
Instructor: Cara Scheuer


Faculty & Staff Leaders 

Dr. Cara Scheuer, Assistant Professor of Management
cscheuer@coastal.edu • 843-349-6535
Dr. Scheuer is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wall College of Business. She has taught MGMT 309: Leading High Performance Teams, CBAD 301: Management and Organizations, CBAD 120: Introduction to the Global Culture of Business and UNIV 110: First-Year Experience. She has a BA from Duke University, a MBA and a MSBA from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in Management from Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia, Canada). Dr. Scheuer also served as the coordinator of Professional Development Activities at the Wall College of Business. She has traveled internationally for school, sports, work, and leisure and was program leader on the 2017 Business Culture in Italy program.


Dr. P. Richard Martin, Professor of Management
prmartin@coastal.edu 843-349-2674

Dr. Martin is a Professor of Management. He has extensive experience traveling and living abroad and working in production operations management abroad. He has led multiple study abroad programs in Europe and worked in Egypt, Oman, Israel, UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and Antarctica for a variety of U.S. and international firms. He has traveled through much of Europe and to China as a tourist and in a professional capacity for the various firms for which he worked, so he is ideally suited to help students understand the role of business executives working for international firms. He has a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic.


Cost of the Program

Cost of the Program = Program Fees + (Number of Credits x Tuition Rate)

In-State Students ($357/credit)

CCU credits  Program Fees Tuition  Cost of Program
3 credits $4,550 $1,071 $5,621
6 credits $4,550 $2,142 $6,692

Out-of-State Students ($432/credit)

CCU credits Program Fees Tuition Cost of Program
3 credits $4,550 $1,296 $5,846
6 credits $4,550 $2,592 $7,142

Included in Program Fees: Flights from U.S. to Europe; transportation between countries; accommodations (twin or triple hotel rooms); breakfast every day & several group lunches; ground transportation; excursions; emergency medical insurance.

Not included in Cost of Program: 

  • Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $500 for meals not covered by program fees and miscellaneous expenses. Please note that this estimate will vary based on individual spending habits, and does not cover the cost of a new passport. Students should ask their program leaders for more details about estimated out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pre-departure Housing: Students will be meeting on-campus for classes in the week leading up to the departure date. Students will need to make sure they have accommodations leading up to the program departure date.  Students should confirm with faculty leaders the date of departure before securing housing.

Scholarships: Scholarships for up to $2,000 are available through the Wall College of Business. Click here for information regarding all available CCU scholarships, deadlines, how to apply.


Payment Schedule for Program Fees and Tuition

Program Fee & Tuition Schedule Due Date Amount Due
Deposit November 1, 2017 $300
1st Payment December 8, 2017 $1,417
2nd Payment January 12, 2018 $1,417
3rd Payment February 12, 2018 $1,416
Tuition April 20, 2018 In-State: $357/credit
Out-of-State: $432/credit

Deposits can be made in-person at Student Accounts (Baxley Hall) or over the phone. After acceptance to the program, payments can be made either online through Webadvisor or at Student Accounts.  Please note that payments made with a debit or credit card will be charged a service fee of 2.7 percent. For more information about methods of payment, visit http://www.coastal.edu/studentaccounts.


Helpful Links

CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
U.S. State Department Travel Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
CDC Health Information: https://www.cdc.gov/