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  • Locations: Bergen, Norway
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 06/16/2017 06/30/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type General: External Level of Study: Graduate
Academic Theme: Business Credit Offered: Transfer Credit
Registration Term:
Summer Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 3 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
No
Housing Options: Residence Hall Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
 

Program Overview

The Norwegian School of Economics, our partner in Norway, provides a program for economics students to learn from experts in their field.  The summer course will consist of guest lecturers from academic institutions and the business community.  The program has been developed and organized in partnership with a range of companies active in the major industries examined during the course.  Company visits and case studies form a major part of the course schedule.  Students can enroll in one of the following courses:
ELE428: Natural Resource Management: The Norwegian Model: The course gives an overview of analytical, empirical and institutional issues in modern economic natural resource management and policy, and the tools, experience and insights that economists and decision-makers have gained from the management of nature, broadly defined. The terms of reference of the course will, in particular, be an economic analysis and evaluation of the resource management and policy regimes developed by a natural resource-rich country like Norway.

ELE427: Social Entrepreneurship: Social entrepreneurship is an emerging and rapidly developing field of business in which entrepreneurs employ business methods to solve social and environmental challenges. There are numerous definitions of social entrepreneurship; however, there is a broad consensus that the field address two issues (i) involves creativity, imagination, and innovation associated with entrepreneurship, and (ii) outcomes of social entrepreneurship are focused on addressing persistent social problems, particularly to those who are marginalized or poor. Social entrepreneurship also includes "social intrapreneurship," where employees in existing companies develop new income opportunities for their firms by addressing social and environmental challenges in a profitable, scalable manner. Social entrepreneurs create new and innovative business models for neglected markets that corporations can emulate, partner with or acquire to take to scale. This course is designed to provide a socially relevant academic experience in order to help students gain in-depth insights into economic and social value creation across a number of sectors/areas including poverty alleviation, energy, health, and sustainability.

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Location

LCB Students in Norway
Bergen (264,100) is the second largest city in Norway.  The city was named one of nine European cities honored with the title of European Capital of Culture in 2000.  The area is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions, the Norwegian Fjords.  Bergen is situated between the longest fjord Songnefjord north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south

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Who Can Participate?

Economics Graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.0.

Visiting the Fjords in NorwayStudent Spotlight: Josh Krahenbuhl
"The academic program provided by the host institution, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, offered a mix of elements that were great for the end of my one-year program in Applied Economics.  Norway in particular plays an important role in the world when it comes to natural resources.  The course featured distinguished professors from NHH that were experts in their field, and this provided a scope of economics that was only briefly touched upon in our courses at the University of Cincinnati.  The opportunity to study first-hand and to take excursions to some of the companies that are central to Norway’s economy, combined with my passion for nature and the outdoors, were the biggest reasons I chose this program."  Read more about Josh's experience in Norway here

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Academic Program and Course Information

June 16-30, 2017
Students will register for ELE428: Natural Resource Management and Policy: the Norwegian Model or ELE427: Social Entrepreneurship. 
Sample 2017 Schedule:

Friday, June 16 Arrival and welcome
Saturday, June 17 Free Day
Welcome Dinner
Sunday, June 18 Guided tour of Bergen and free day
Monday, June 19 Class sessions
Tuesday, June 20 Class sessions
Wednesday, June 21 Class sessions
Thursday, June 22 Class sessions
Friday, June 23 Class sessions
Saturday, June 24 Group excursion
Sunday, June 25 Free day
Monday, June 26 Class sessions
Tuesday, June 27 Class sessions
Wednesday, June 28 Study day
Thursday, June 29 Excursion
Friday, June 30 Final presentations
Farewell dinner
Saturday, July 1 Depart Bergen


At UC: Register for MLTI6000 Study Abroad for 2 credits 

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Living Arrangements

Housing will be provided at a reasonable cost to all students accepted into the Graduate Summer School. Single bedroom with private bathroom close to NHH with free internet access.  Read more about housing here

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Getting There

Students will purchase their own ticket from the US to Norway and from Norway to the US.

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Program Costs

 
Costs to UC  
MLTI6000 Course Fee $200
UC International Scholarship ($600)
LCB Scholarship ($325)
Economics Department Scholarship ($325)
  ($1050)
Costs on your own  
Flight (estimate) $1200
Accommodation in Norway (estimate) $650
Personal spending money (estimate of $50/day) $700
Total cost $1500

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $500,000 in student grants last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage at http://travel.state.gov/visa/americans/americans_1252.html

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Please contact Dr. Michael Jones, Director MA Economics,  with any further questions:
m.jones@uc.edu
513-556-2491
Lindner College of Business - Lindner Hall 324

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This program is currently not accepting applications.