From Coastal Carolina University...
William O'Connor, a management major from North Falmouth, MA, 02556, studied international business and strategic management from May 10 to June 3 in Harlaxton Manor, England.
For the bulk of the "From Castles to Corporations: Global Strategy in the United Kingdom" program, students lived and studied in the 19th century Harlaxton Manor, located just outside Grantham, England. Students also visited organizations - both large and small -to drive home the many lessons discussed in daily classes at Harlaxton Manor. Some of the organizations the participants visited include Jaguar, Land Rover, John Deere, Nottingham Forest Football Club, Notts County Football Club and Castle Rock Brewery, among others.
Students traveled across England, Scotland and Ireland, with a focus on how institutional forces and cultural differences not only shape business practices, but also their impact on firm performance. Additionally, students will refine their professional skills through a networking event with prominent local leaders and a formal business etiquette banquet.
Trip highlights included long weekends where students had the opportunity to see many iconic sites in the U.K. In London, England where students saw "Big Ben," Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. In Edinburgh, Scotland, students toured Edinburgh Castle, climbed Arthur's Seat, and enjoyed one of Edinburgh's noted ghost tours. Also, the program incorporated a multi-stop tour of Ireland, with visits to Dublin and Galway.
Students participating in the program chose from the following courses offered: International Business, Strategic Management, Global Business or Strategic Implementation. The courses were taught by two assistant professors in the Department of Management and Decision Sciences, who have both had extensive international travel experience.
While at Harlaxton Manor, students stayed in dormitory-style rooms and meals were provided; on overnight excursions, students stayed in budget-friendly hotels.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 74 major fields of study. Among CCU's 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.
More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations.
Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.
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