Locations:Copenhagen, Denmark;Hamburg, Germany;Helsinki, Finland;St. Petersburg, Russia;Tallinn, Estonia
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Short Term Faculty Directed
Area of Study:
Business (BUS), Finance (FIN), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL)
We will fly R/T from Missouri to Copenhagen, Denmark and enjoy the city on our arrival day. The following day, we will embark on the MSC Meraviglia, a 4,500 passenger megaliner, for a seven-day Baltic cruise visiting Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland, and Hamburg (via Kiel), Germany. In most ports we will visit with members of the local business community to achieve our goal of learning how business practices differ from country to country. We will also explore some of the most significant cultural icons of the cities that we visit including The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the world's busiest ports in Hamburg, and the most significant icons of business, government, and religion in three capital cities.
Program Fee: $3,550 (reflecting a $200 early application discount – will be $3,750 after 12/15/18)
Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
BUS 392 (3)
BUS 792 (3)
IDS 297 (3)
IDS 397 (3)
FIN 392 (3)
FIN 792 (3)
MCL 303 (3)
UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3
Interim Associate Dean
Pre-Departure Meeting Dates
Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Organizational meeting: discuss course policies, itinerary, assign readings, form groups, assign group project topics
Lecture: Cross-cultural business practices - possible guest speakers
Group presentations: companies
Group presentations: countries and cultural icons - part 1
Group presentations: countries and cultural icons - part 2
Discuss cultural diversity and international travel safety. Discuss packing list, review travel responsibilities and safety
Possible travel to Kansas City or St. Louis on your own. This depends on the chosen airport. Overnight stay may be required, depending on departure time.
Flight to Copenhagen
Airport arrival, hotel check-in, and business visit (this is Saturday, so this may be limited to a visit with an MSU alumnus); partial city tour
Complete city tour. Embark on the MSC Meraviglia
Review notes, presentations, and discuss current events concerning Estonia, Russia, and Finland
Visit the U.S. Embassy or consultant referral. City tour
City tour including The Hermitage museum
Visit with representatives or referrals from the Helsinki Society of Financial Analysts
Review notes, presentations, and discuss current events concerning Germany
City tour of Hamburg. Port tour
Disembark, transit to the airport, and return to the U.S.A.
Debriefing - student experience, suggestions for improvement
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!
Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students. Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.
Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad. Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.
Billing & Procedures
Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline. This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee.
The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.
All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.