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DIS/ International Business
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission 08/14/2015 12/13/2015
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Business, Economics
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Program Description:
Whether you dream of building your career in the corporate world or becoming an entrepreneur, expand your experience in analyzing how innovative European businesses operate.

  • Boost your resume by gaining impressive hands-on experience either consulting with businesses and presenting solutions on real-life cases or building your own business idea and pitching it to professionals and investors
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours, meeting with leaders and decision makers in key business clusters or start-ups and build their insights into your projects and practical assignments
  • Gain resources for your career through International Career Night and the International Career and Resource Building Workshop


This program is right for you if you are a student in business, economics, finance, marketing, management, or related disciplines with a strong interest in acquiring business knowledge and skills from an international, cross-cultural, and globalized perspective.

>> Business Entrepreneurship Project
In an intensive hands-on process, you will meet and collaborate with some key players on the European entrepreneurship scene, including start-ups, leading venture capitalists, business accelerator set-ups, and policy makers.  Your interaction with the entrepreneurial community will be directly applied to your business venture idea, which you will build and submit to an international competition.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics at university level
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Southern Sweden alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

>> European Business Strategy: Case Studies
Through business visits, case studies, and lectures, you will come to understand the European business environment and how it differs from the U.S.  You will learn how companies may be impacted by local business environments - a key skill in international business.  A major element of the course is working with a business on a sponsored project and presenting a solution to the company at the end of the semester.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics at university level
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin - Prague | London | Riga
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 


Brandeis Specific Information

Program Pre-requisites: Courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics at university level.
Core Course Pre-requisites: For the two core courses, there are different expectations for each course and thus different pre-requisisites. Students must meet at least the following in order to register for each core course.
  • Business Entrepreneurship Project - Students are eligible for this course if they've taken ECON 10a or ECON 2a.
  • European Business Strategy: Case Studies - Students are elgibile for this course if they've taken ECON 10a or ECON 2a and taken ECON 20a (Introduction to Macroeconomics). Some exceptions can be made to this but students will need to speak with Darren Gallant directly and have their transcript submitted to DIS in advance for approval.

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Textile Design
Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:
  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole
**A full course load on the DIS program is fifteen credits (usually five courses). One course must be in Danish. Please note that one credit classes do not count toward the fifteen credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of three credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.

Application Process:

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.

Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

Scholarship Details:
Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website. 
*Please note that all information is subject to change.

This program is currently not accepting applications.