International Programmes 2020/2021

Bayreuth International Summer School – International Economics and Management International Economics and Management

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Bayreuth
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Date(s)
  • July 2021
Target group

International undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students

Description/content

Economic Growth, Development, and Institutions

Long-run economic growth has excellent potential to dramatically increase the standard of living. If incomes per capita grow at 3% annually, they will double approximately every 25 years. In this case, throughout a century, salaries will increase by a factor of 16, changing the quality of people's livelihoods to a great extent.

In this course, we will study which factors can contribute to such considerable income growth and the associated improvements in the standard of living. We will also analyse which factors tend to stand in the way of such enormous growth potential. As some economies grow fast and others lag, several concerns related to societal development can emerge, such as substantial incentives to migrate from one country to another. Among other topics highly relevant to development, we will study the impact of migration on the receiving and the sending countries.

Throughout the course, we will use a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches. Students will also learn to apply economic thinking to solve real-world problems related to growth and migration.

International Management

In the context of globalisation, economic and business activity is becoming increasingly internationalised. For many multinational enterprises and managers who are internationally active, it is a big challenge to handle the problems caused by unfamiliar values and practices in international business.

This module emphasises the cultural issues in the business world. It addresses a basic understanding of culture, theoretical models for comparison of cultural differences, and the awareness of culture-specific problems in international economic cooperation through short and long case studies. The information provided in the course will help the students understand the complexity of the globalised business world. It is also relevant to understand the cultural and social systems as well as their differences, which can cause confusion, misunderstanding, and even conflicts.

This course aims to help students understand how intercultural competences can facilitate interaction and cooperation with business partners of diverse cultures, leading to awareness and the integration of cultural characteristics, and in turn, producing added value.

For more detailed information on the course content and lecturers, please visit our website.

Average number of hours per week
30
Average number of participants per group/course
20
Dates and costs
  • July 2021
Price only on request
Yes
Further information on dates and prices

The participation fee includes tuition fees, an excursion to Berlin, and meals (daily lunch + welcome dinner & farewell dinner). Please check our website for further information.

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably B2 level) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please submit your contact information and supporting documents (CV, brief personal statement, and proof of language proficiency) via our website:

http://www.summerschool.uni-bayreuth.de/

Please contact us via e-mail if you have any questions regarding the application procedure.

 

Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.
Meals

A daily lunch as well as a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the registration fee.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Yes
Description of social and leisure programme

We offer a weekend excursion to Berlin as well as city tours / guided visits and sports activities in Bayreuth.

Free internet access
Yes
Support in visa matters
Yes
Pick-up service from train station/airport
No

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