in cooperation with Northern Kentucky University – NKU / USA

Lectures, excursion and assessments
Group work, individual preparation and reading


There are two knowledge objectives for this course and two economic skills objectives:
The first knowledge objective is to obtain a basic understanding of the economic models underlying our understanding of growth and development. The second is to obtain some understanding of the experience of developing nations who have implemented these models.

The first skills objective is to develop and practice acquisition and presentation of data. The second is to develop skills in conducting basic literature reviews.

Modul 1

Economic Development

Modul 2

Cross-cultural Competences and Communication

Modul 3

Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

1. Students will acquire knowledge about the basic economic models associated with economic growth and thus will be able to specify these models and articulate the basic results of these models. This will be demonstrated through weekly problem solving, in‐class discussions, and examinations.

2. Students will develop comprehension of the impact of growth models on economic policy by describing and discussing in their own words its application in real world settings. This will be demonstrated through weekly written assignments, in‐class discussions, examinations and individual projects.

3. Students will apply their newly learned information by collecting information about the impact demographic changes and environmental degradation on economic growth and development in an empirical project described under Assurance of Learning project.

4. Students will analyze the information they collect in the Assurance of Learning Project.

5. Students will create literature summaries in matrix form to evaluate information in their projects.

15th April

Deadline of Registration

7th July

Day of Arrival

1st August

Day of Departure

The certificate or 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.

* 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.


The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals. Minimum age 18 years.Language level C1-C2 / Proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CEFR)

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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 does not include...
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Insurance: Health, accident and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities
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The program may be subject to change.

Course starts on 7 July 2019
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