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  • Locations: Aberdeen, Scotland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Inverness, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Spring Bk. Intensive
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): Spring Bk. Intensive
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Bk. Intensive 2019 10/31/2018 ** Varies by program 03/08/2019 03/17/2019

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program as soon as possible after the application deadline once all applications have been reviewed.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Graduate Faculty Leader: Berdrow, Iris
Credits/Typical Courseload: 3 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required
Program Advisor: Christine Hollenhorst Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes
International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Description:
Bentley Students in Scotland
Decision making is a key function for managers.  Culture influences the ways managers make decisions and solve problems.  Culture also impacts the type of decisions to be made, the stakeholders considered in making decisions, and the regulatory/social constraints under which decisions can be made.  This course focuses on managerial decision making and stakeholder analysis in a cultural context, thus providing students the opportunity to learn about how culturally conditioned values, attitudes, beliefs and norms of behavior influence managerial and decision making styles.  Students will have an opportunity to explore these concepts in Scotland where they will learn about the management of an historic educational residential estate focused on fiscal and environmental sustainability as well as a local golf course, whisky distillery, oil company and bakery supply business.  In addition students will visit cultural heritage sites; travel to different cities to learn more about Scotland; have an opportunity to play golf at St. Andrews and engage in a hands-on work project at the 17thC estate house where they will be staying – known as Scotland’s mini-Downton Abbey. Students will attend two pre-travel Saturday sessions focused on Culture and Decision Making, take an optional visit to a New England company, spend 8 days in Scotland and complete two papers post trip.  Students will earn three credits for the combined formal classroom, short-term program and written assignments.  

Click here for a sample syllabus and itinerary:
GBE790_Scotland_Syllabus.pdf
GBE790_Scotland_Itinerary.pdf

Please contact Professor Iris Berdrow for additional details.