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 excursions will focus on creating a deeper understanding of contemporary life and culture in Denmark.

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ECON 80a Microeconomic Theory

Analysis of the behavior of economic units within a market economy. Emphasis upon individuals' decisions as demanders of goods and suppliers of resources, and firms' decisions as suppliers of goods and demanders of resources under various market structures.

Taught by Professor Nelson Sa

Prerequisites

ECON 10a. Students must earn a C- or higher in MATH 10a or equivalent.

Students who earn a B+ or higher in ECON 2a may substitute it for ECON 10a.

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 major requirement
  • Economics Minors: Satisfies the elective minor requirement
  • Brandeis Core: Satisfies a Social Science (SS) 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.

Taught by DIS faculty.

Prerequisite

ECON 10a

Students who earn a B+ or higher in ECON 2a may substitute it for ECON 10a.

Corequisite

ECON 80a. Students who have not previously taken ECON 80a must enroll simultaneously in this course while participating on Brandeis in Copenhagen.

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.

  • Brandeis Core: Satisfies the Social Science (SS) requirement
  • 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

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

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BUS 118a Corporate Finance: European Case Studies

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 buyouts, corporate governance, and risk management.

Taught by DIS Faculty

Prerequisite

ECON 10a and BUS 6A

Students who earn a B+ or higher in ECON 2a may substitute it for ECON 10a.

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 Business Administration elective requirement and satisfies the Finance and Accounting Thematic Elective in Business Administration.
  • 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 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 see the course listings above for the prerequisites for each course and contact Ari Massefski if you think you may have an equivalent substitute.