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  • Locations: Aberdeen, Scotland; Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Spring Bk. Intensive
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): Spring Bk. Intensive
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Bk. Intensive 2017 10/31/2016
Varies by program 03/02/2017 03/12/2017

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program as soon as possible after the application deadline once all applications have been reviewed.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Graduate Faculty Leader: Berdrow, Iris
Credits/Typical Courseload: 3 Co-leader: Spelman, Duncan
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required Program Advisor: Christine Hollenhorst
Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes
Program Description:
Three pillars support the foundation of this course – decision making, stakeholder analysis and cultural context.  Isabella’s Preserves, creator of luxury hand-made preserves based on old family recipes in Edzell, Scotland has a new challenge - how does Great Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the EU impact her exports to the US?  Can she now export to Canada?  And how does her decision making process compare to those of Harbor Sweets in Salem, MA?  Managerial decision making happens in the context of stakeholder objectives and culturally conditioned values, attitudes, beliefs and norms of behavior. Students will have an opportunity to explore these concepts in Scotland where they will learn about the management of an historic estate focused on fiscal and environmental sustainability, as well as a local golf course, whisky distillery and bakery supply business. These small businesses will be contrasted by a visit to a large oil industry company in Aberdeen, the “oil capital of Europe”.  In addition, students will visit cultural heritage sites, travel to different cities, and enjoy the quiet splendor of the 300 acre estate and mansion dubbed Scotland’s mini Downton Abbey. Highlights of the trip include a hands-on work project at the estate, team presentations to the estate management, a traditional Scottish Caleigh in the grand hall, a hike across the highlands to the famous Queen’s Well, and a last weekend in Edinburgh.  And of course - golf at St. Andrews historic Castle Course for those interested.

Click here for a sample syllabus and itinerary:
GBE 790_SCOTLAND_Itinerary.pdf

Please contact Professor Iris Berdrow for additional details.

This program is currently not accepting applications.