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Globalising Europe

Unlike any other programme in Europe, Globalising Europe combines a hands-on business perspective with historical, cultural and economic analysis.

An opportunity to gain credit and learn about vital business and environments while discovering the south of France.

Academic Programme


The EDHEC Summer Programme will examine topics of key interest to business and economics students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems presented in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalizing enterprises outside that union. Four focus courses acquaint participants with European business, economic challenges and the larger political and cultural framework that encapsulates the EEC.

♦ Comparative Business Models in Europe (12 hours)
The seminar provides students with insights into the complexities of the European environment from business, corporate governance, economic and finance perspectives. The course is organised in four modules discussing different European business models. Participants learn to apply a broad comparative corporate governance lens to understand how doing business in Europe works. Recent challenges in the European economic and business landscape will be covered: the immigration crisis, the Brexit, the euro crisis and the regional independence movement.

♦ Cross-Cultural Challenges: European Diversity (12 hours)
The course considers European cultures in terms of the social factors that impact economies and determines consumption and behaviour. An historical evaluation of how different value systems function economically and the contexts which allow for a successful combination of economic policy and growth allows for gaining perspective on social and cultural change in recent times and understanding how values prompt prosperity, the use of technology and social change. This is an interdisciplinary course drawing from economic history, sociology, political science and cultural studies.

♦ European Institutions and Community Organisation (12 hours)
The seminar provides an introduction into the political system of the European Union, its different institutions, and decision-making processes. The genesis of this unique system of multilevel governance will be explained as well as the configuration and competences of the European Commission, Council and Parliament. System reform and consideration of the European experience as a model for other regions of the world will be considered. The course will consist of interactive lectures and role-play in the second part of the course, in which the students will simulate a negotiation in the European Council.

♦ The EU and its outsiders: The Case of Eastern Europe (12 hours)
While the EU has changed its enlargement strategy and is not willing to commit to fully opening its doors to other potential members, Brussels still remains interested in deepening its economic cooperation with its neighbours.

The goal of this course is two-fold. On the one hand, it aims at examining the EU enlargement policy, the EU conditionality (particularly the economic one) towards aspiring EU members. The focus is on EU (partial) integration offers to East European countries within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership. On the other hand, the course will investigate the domestic responses from the Eastern outsiders to the EU offers, highlighting the degree of domestic compliance with EU requirements and the outcomes of reforms in terms of opportunities of doing business.

Certificates & Credits

The entire summer programme (four modules) is worth 6 ECTS or 3 Intl credits.


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