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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2017 10/31/2016
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Rolling Admission 03/10/2017 03/19/2017

** 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 Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit
Registration Term:
Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Lawrence Gales
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
Prague 2
   

Program Overview

  This is a new opportunity open to FULL TIME MBA students only.
 
Hone your international and business skills while consulting with a company in the Czech Republic.  Work in teams to come up with a solution to a business challenge posed by a local company.  You will learn Czech culture, the local business environment, the European Union and current issues during the week in Prague.  This real-world, cross functional program will allow you to apply theories, concepts and skills from the classroom to solve real world business problems.
 
Graduate study abroad programs give an essential perspective of competencies needed to do business in Europe, along with historical and cultural influences affecting business relationships.  In addition to consulting with a company, the study tour includes company tours of key industries, discussion with leading academic and professional experts, and cultural sightseeing. LCB faculty travel with students and evaluate all academic assignments related to the program.   
 

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

March 10-18, 2017     Prague, Czech Republic

 Friday  Depart Cincinnati, evening flight to Prague
 Saturday   AM: Arrive in Prague,  Transfer to hotel
 Cultural Event: Guided tour of Prague
 Welcome Dinner
 Sunday  Cultural Event: Kozel Brewery tour in Velke Popevice
 Monday  Consulting Project: Intro and Business Challenge Presentation:
                              Company: Favorit Czechoslovakia bicycle manufacturer
 Presentation: Understanding the human impacts of communism: post-communist heritage vs current        challenges
 Tuesday  Company visit: Maufaktura (cosmetics)  transforming a Czech company by maintaining traditional quality and using modern marketing techniques
 Company visit: Skoda Volkswagen plant and museum tour
 Wednesday   Company visit: Wunderman (marketing agency)  the art of rebranding: the impact of teaching and old dog new tricks
  Consulting Project: conversations with company client
  Cultural event: Jazz Boat: sit back and soak up the atmosphere of Prague as you float down the Vitava River with a view of the historical sites, listening to the best local jazz bands that the Czech has to offer
 Thursday  Company visit: Avast! (IT software development)  strategic vision turning a local company into a global brand: a Czech success story
 Company visit: Glasstar Nemocovice a unique Czech glass factory
 Evening cultural event: Opera experience: dinner and performance (optional)
 Friday  Consulting project: Final Presentations and feedback sessions
 Free Afternoon: Personal sightseeing and shopping
 Evening: Farewell  dinner with traditional folklore show
 Saturday  Flight home to Cincinnati

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LocationPrague 1

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires”, is a historical jewel in the very heart of Europe. Legend says that the strategic location in fertile lowlands by the River Vltava was chosen by the Princess Libuše in the 9th century as the capital of the ancient Czech state. Since then Prague has gone through periods of prosperity (under Charles IV and Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Empire emperors) but also suffered from neglect under the Hapsburg dominion. Continuous evolution of the city ended in an unparalleled mixture of architectural styles evoking Prague’s famous atmosphere.
Nowadays the Czech capital is home to more than 1 million people and is considered one of the most beautiful and charming cities in the world. Since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 it has gone through a considerable development in business and cultural life and once again regained its position among the European metropolises. Prague grew in prestige by being included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage in 1992 and in this moment is fortifying its place as a commercial hub of the central Europe. It attracts millions of tourists every year as well as multinational investors. Prague has already been the place of several summits (World Bank and International Monetary Fund, NATO).


 

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Who Can Participate?

Open to Full Time MBA students only 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Registration:  INTB8001, Study Abroad, 2 credits, spring semester,   Prof. Larry Gales.
 
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
 
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):
https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html

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Faculty

Larry Gales, PhD, Academic Director International Programs 
Received BA (1972) in Psychology and MA (1974) in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Business (Organization Theory and Behavior) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1987).

Roseann Hassey, PhD, Academic Director MBA,  earned her PhD in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati, MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Duke University

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Living Arrangements

A 4 star hotel, double rooms,   Single room supplement available for an additional $250.

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Getting There

A group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Prague, Czech Republic will be offered. 

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Program Costs

Program fee: includes double occupancy hotel, welcome dinner, transportation to company visits, coordination fees $1200
International Group  Airfare (estimate) $1400
Personal spending money for meals and incidentals (estimate) $450
UC International block grant ($300)
Paxton Scholarship ($1250)
LCB International scholarship ($180)
Total estimated cost $1320
*Estimated program costs are subject to change.

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Spring 2017 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB8001 Study Abroad.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.
 
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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 $800,000 in student scholarships 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, it's 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 via the US Department of State’s webpage at:  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.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 attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

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

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in 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, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID 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 through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

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

 

 LCB International Programs          Dr. Larry Gales, Academic Director
International Programs
 203 Carl Lindner Hall  508 Carl Lindner Hall
 tel: 513-556-7081  tel: 513-556-7127
 LCBGoAbroad@uc.edu  lawrence.gales@uc.edu

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This program is currently not accepting applications.