International Summer School for Advanced Study

International Trade

in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

  • HSB LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date

9 July – 3 August 2017

Registration deadline

The deadline for registration is extended until 1st April 2017.

Course language

English

Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level

Credits

4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

International Trade

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours
Objectives

This course is an introduction to the theory of international trade with applications to current policy. It covers the basic economic tools to understand the reasons counties trade based on gains from trade. Current events such as Brexit, the EU trading zone and the movement of labor will be discussed. The course also discusses the instruments of trade and who gains and who loses from these policies. Arguments for free trade and for protectionism are considered. Finally, topics such as outsourcing, multinationals, and international trade organizations are explored.

The course format will be a mixture of lectures, assignments and class discussion. No prior coursework is required.

Contents

Module 1
International Trade

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German language – a short introduction


Module 3
Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2016: PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Michael T. Allison
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Economics
University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen

Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant.
Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

Students of economics, business studies, management studies and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.

Accommodation

For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access and e-mail are available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Activities program

An attractive and colourful leisure program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen and Germany (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "leisure activities".

Insurance

For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.

Insurance
ifk-bremen.de/en/insurance

Course fee*

International Trade
9 July – 3 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.