• Business in Eastern Europe

    Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and Hungary

  • Academic Field(s)

    Business and Economics

  • Destinations

    Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, and Budapest

  • Duration

    13 days

  • Accommodation

    hostel and 3-star hotels in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, and Budapest

The first principle of international management is to recognize and appreciate the considerable diversity of countries in the global economy. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Central and Eastern European countries have grown and developed in many ways.

The purpose of this program is to give students an overview of the political, economic, and culturally diverse environments in Austria as well as in selected Central and Eastern European countries. Students will also come to understand the tremendous challenges that these countries are currently facing.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Zagreb, Croatia (group flight can be booked separately)
  • DAY 2-3: ZAGREB

    Stay 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Zagreb

    • Arrival at Zagreb Airport Franjo Tuđman (ZAG)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Zagreb
    • Welcome dinner at a Croatian restaurant
    • Visit the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) and learn about its history as well as current issues and developments
    • Free afternoon to explore the city

    Stay 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Ljubljana

    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Ljubljana
    • Admission to the Ljubljana Castle, which is located at the Castle Hill
    • Visit a company, such as Petrol, the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products to the Slovenian market
    • Free afternoon to explore the city

    Stay 4 nights at a hostel in Vienna

    • Free time in Graz
    • Visit an Austrian brewery in Graz (tasting included)
    • Check-in at the hostel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
  • DAY 7-9: VIENNA - MELK

    • Visit a bank, such as Raiffeisen International or Bawak PSK, and learn about their operations and the financial situation in Austria
    • Visit an international organization, such as OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and learn about current issues of the global oil market
    • Admission to the Schönbrunn Palace, which is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria
    • Free afternoon to explore the city
    • Round-trip train tickets to and from Melk
    • Guided tour of the Melk Abbey, whose baroque building is one of the biggest and most beautiful
    • Enjoy coffee and cake at a traditional Austrian coffee house in Vienna

    • Visit an automobile manufacturer, such as Volkswagen Slovakia
    • Free time in Bratislava

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Budapest

    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
  • DAY 11-13: BUDAPEST

    • Visit the European Commission Representation at the House of the European Union and learn about Hungary’s membership and role within the EU
    • Visit the U.S. Embassy to get an overview of the business and trade relations between Hungary and North America
    • Guided tour of the Great Market Hall to learn more about Hungarian food and specialties (tasting included)
    • Free afternoon to explore the city
    • Farewell dinner at a Hungarian restaurant
    • Departure from Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD)
  • What’s included in this sample itinerary:

    Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • cultural excursions and field trips with local, bilingual guides • entrance fees and reservations • accommodation in a hostel and 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students; single room for the faculty) • daily breakfast • welcome and farewell dinner • coffee and cake in Vienna • local transportation by private bus as needed • train tickets • public transportation passes in Zagreb, Ljubljana (day 5 only), Vienna, and Budapest • on-site coordinator during excursions • orientation sessions • time to study, instruct, and explore

  • Program fee starting at € 1,750 per participant based on a group size of 15
  • All program fees are calculated to include participation of one accompanying faculty or group leader.
  • Prices are based on a minimum number of 15 or 20 paying participants.
  • The actual quote for a tailored program will vary depending on different factors, for example: the actual program dates, the final participant number, the duration of the program, the visits and excursions included, as well as varying exchange rates

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