Studies Abroad in Germany
Sponsored by Department of Management,
Robinson College of Business

May semester 2000

Georgia State University's Management Studies Program  in Germany provides an opportunity to see, hear, and study firsthand the experiences and perspectives of managers in Germany. During the first week of the semester, class meetings at GSU will prepare students for the trip. The group will depart for Heidelberg on May 19, and return to Atlanta on June 2, 2000.

The GSU Management Department has conducted a European Study Abroad Program for 21 consecutive years. Many students regard it as their most intense and fulfilling university learning experience.

The program focuses on the impact of cultural, economic, political and other societal factors on the theory and practice of management. We will visit a variety of organizations in Germany and have the opportunity to examine such processes as planning, organizing, decision making and leadership in the workplace. You will study such things as:
- The role of business in society
- Public-private sector relationships
- Business and economic development
- Human behavior in the workplace
- Strategic managaement

The experience of interviewing managers and others in Germany adds an additional, significant dimension to the program. Emphasis will be placed on the development of anlytical skills important to understanding management in a cross-national context.

Typical highlights of the program in Germany are listed below. Although not anticipated, some modifications in the itinerary may occur nearer to the departure date.

May, 2000
19    Leave Atlanta
20    Arrive Frankfurt, Germany; go to Heidelberg
21    Heidelberg-Neckar River Cruise
22    Heidelberg Druckmachinin
23    Heidelberg Rudesheim-am-Rhein, Asbach Uralt
24    Heidelberg Mosbach Berufsakademie
25    Heidelberg BASF, University of Mannheim
26    Proceed to Bavarian Alps
27    Alpine Tour
28    Proceed to Munich
29    Munich Siemens
30    Munich Coca-Cola
31    Munich Projects Due


1    Munich-Free Day
2    Return to Atlanta


The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business (see appropriate university catalog ). Program size is limited, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive three semester hours of credit. Undergraduate students register for Management 4660, Comparative Management Practices. Graduate students register for Management 8660, Management and Cross-National Environments.

Participants will stay in comfortable tourist-class hotels. Travel between cities will be by regularly scheduled rail transportation and by private motor coach.

Cost of the program may vary according to  currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. It is tentatively set at $2,975. Students also pay regular Georgia State University tuition fees. Participants who wish to tour Europe on their own after the program ends ( at their own expense ) should talk with the program directors before final payment of fees.

Round-trip airfare
Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
Daily continental breakfasts
Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Travel between cities
Selected city orientations

GSU tuition and fees
Passport/ visa fees
Meals other than breakfast
Excess baggage charges and tips
Personal items

Georgia State University does provide health insurance coverage to program participants. Georgia State University does not assume responsilibity for damage or loss of any personal effects. A waiver of liability is required of each participant before program acceptance.

Participants must obtain their own passports. The University reserves the right to alter program arrangements if required by circumstances.

Participants may apply to the program directors in person or by mail using the attached application. The application deadline is January 11, 2000. Because program size is limited, early applicaiton is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with sutdents upon receipt of application.

You will be notified as soon as a decision is made onn your application, and a $200 deposit will be required to confirm your acceptance to the program. The remaining $2,775 payment must be made no later than February 15, 2000. Make all checks  payable to Georgia State University.

The program directors are Dr. Marta S. White, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, and Dr. Charles A. Burden, Professor of Management.
For more information about the program or to submit your application, contact :

Dr. Marta S. White or Dr.Charles A. Burden
Department of Management
Robinson College of Business,
Georgia State University,
P.O. Box 4014,  Atlanta,
Georgia  30302-4014
Telephone, 404/651-3400;
Fax 404/651-2804;

The office of international Services and Programs coordinates study abroad programs for Georgia State University. For general information about international study, contact Ms. Leigh Essex Walker,  Study Abroad Coordinator, Georgia State University, 33 Gilmer Street SE, 310 Student Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; telephone: 404/463-9073; e-mail:

For information regarding other study abroad programs in the Robinson College of Business, please contact Dr. Karen D. Loch, Director fo the Institute of International Business, 702 Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4014, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4014 telephone, 404/651-4095; fax 404/651-2606; e-mail:

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is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.