Academics

Students in class during the Brandeis in Copenhagen program

Students in class during the Brandeis in Copenhagen program

Course Overview

You will simultaneously take two out of three economics and/or business courses, one economics course taught by a Brandeis faculty member and the other two courses taught by local faculty from our academic partner, DIS, for a total of 8 credits. All academic work will be taught in English.

Your learning will consist of a combination of classroom lecture and coursework, guest speakers, and field trips to sites of interest in and around Copenhagen. All aspects of this program will deepen your understanding of business practices, economic theory and policy from U.S., Scandinavian, and European perspectives. Additional non-academic related excursions will focus on creating a deeper understanding of contemporary life and culture in Denmark.

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ECON 28b The Global Economy

The Global Economy considers a range of topics in international economics. The microeconomic portion of the course focuses on the causes and effects of international flows of goods, services, labor, and capital as well as the impact of government policies that restrict or promote such flows. The macroeconomic portion of the course examines the balance of payments, exchange rates, and international financial crises. In the summer program, we will have the opportunity to observe first hand the international operations of Danish firms and the effects of globalization on the Danish Economy.

Prerequisites

ECON 2a or ECON 10a.

Taught by Professor Scott Redenius

Course Credit

The course grades will be listed on students' Brandeis transcript and will count in their overall GPA. The courses will count as Brandeis credit, and not as transfer credit.

  • Economics Majors: Satisfies the lower level elective credit requirement
  • Economics Minors: Satisfies the elective requirement
  • IGS Majors & Minors: Satisfies the IGS Core Course requirement
  • Business Majors & Minors: Satisfies the Business and Society elective requirement
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ECON 142b Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics is revising the standard economic model of human behavior by integrating psychological research and economic science. This course is based on new theory and experiments by examining actual economics related human behavior. Your analytical skills will be developed through work with conflicting theories and with data on choices made by people based on social norms that contradict the strictly rational model. We relate this to how behavior and norms are different in the Nordic and European countries as compared to the American research material presented in class.

Prerequisite

ECON 80a

Taught by DIS faculty.

Course Credit

The course grades will be listed on students' Brandeis transcript and will count in their overall GPA. The courses will count as Brandeis credit, and not as transfer credit.

  • For Economics Majors: Satisfies the upper level elective requirement

  • For Economics Minors: Satisfies the elective requirement

  • For Business Majors & Minors: Satisfies the Business and Society elective requirement

  • Quantitative reasoning skills will be applied throughout the program but this course does not satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement

  • For Psychology Majors: Counts as a research intensive advanced seminar

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BUS XX* Corporate Finance: European Case Studies (*Pending University Approval)

Through the study of European cases, this course addresses how companies raise and manage their financial resources. You apply corporate finance theory and compare U.S. and European corporate finance practices. Topics include capital structure, debt financing, equity financing, valuation methods, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, corporate governance, and risk management.

Prerequisite

BUS 6A and ECON 10a (or ECON 2a)

Taught by DIS Faculty

Course Credit

The course grades will be listed on students' Brandeis transcript and will count on their overall GPA. The courses will count as Brandeis credit, and not as transfer credit.

  • Business Majors & Minors: Satisfies the Finance elective requirement
  • Economics Majors: Satisfies the lower level elective requirement
  • IGS Majors & Minors: Satisfies the Global Economy, Health, and Environment elective requirement

Academic Excursions

During the course of the program there will be various academic excursions in Denmark, including a weekend study tour. These excursions are organized for both courses to help bring you into direct contact with the subject matter you are studying. Over the course of the summer program you will also have opportunities to hear from individuals in local industries and from the Copenhagen Business School.

Prerequisites for the Program

Depending upon the combination of courses students choose, the prerequisites will vary. Please contact Michelle Ranieri if you think you may have an equivalent substitute.