Finance Global Immersion Course: Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Dubai

The purpose of this immersion is to focus on global business and in particular, best practices and recent developments in financial services. This course is open to all MBA students and will be beneficial regardless of your concentration. This course counts as 3 credits towards the 9 credits required for a Finance concentration.

We begin our immersion in Frankfurt, a global financial center and home to all of the major German and international banking names. Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank, German Stock Exchange, and German Central Bank. Topics covered will range from the state and impact of Brexit, to potential opportunities for Frankfurt moving forward. Will Frankfurt displace London as the financial capital of Europe given Brexit? We will search for the answer!

Amsterdam, NetherlandsFrom there, we will travel to Amsterdam, home to the world’s first central bank and stock exchange. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, which was established in 1602, still holds a strong presence in the heart of the city center. Additionally, we will see the Zuidas (also known as the ‘Financial Mile’), a rapidly developing business district in Amsterdam. The Zuidas is home to dozens of international banks and is a popular global derivatives trading hub.

We will finish our immersion in Dubai – the financial hub of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Known for its ultramodern architecture, Dubai has emerged in recent years as a major contender in the region for financial services. In addition to various company visits, we will see Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world), man-made islands called the Palms, and the Dubai Marina.

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesImmersion highlights: Approximately ten company visits, guided tours of all three cities, German cooking class, Amsterdam canal cruise, and an Arabian Desert safari.

Additional Information

  • Enrollment Deadline: December 15, 2019
  • Course Fee: $4,700 (includes double-occupancy hotel accommodations in all countries (single-room fee extra),
    in-country transportation, and some meals. Students are responsible for international airfare (approximately
    $2,100).
  • Travel Dates: Saturday, May 2 through Friday, May 15, 2020
    Priority will be given to Finance concentrations in case of space limitations, but all concentrations are welcome
    and encouraged to apply.