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DIS/ International Business
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
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
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:
International Business

Whether you dream of building your career in the corporate world or becoming an entrepreneur, expand your knowledge and ability to analyze how European businesses operate. 

  • Boost your resume by consulting with businesses and presenting solutions on real-life cases or developing a start-up project and pitching it to professionals 
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours and meet with leaders and decision makers in key business clusters or start-ups, using their insights to build your projects and for practical assignments 
  • Learn how to best articulate your enhanced cross-cultural leadership skills with DIS career workshops on international internships, resume building, and interviewing skills, as well as network with local professionals at DIS Career Night 

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 perspective. 



Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course emphasizes innovative entrepreneurial action. The aim of the course is twofold: You will gain an understanding of innovation in various settings, particularly looking at new business models and emerging technologies. You will then work on a start-up project and learn to apply an entrepreneurial method based on fast iterations, structured customer engagement, prototyping, and pitching to investors. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Note: This course is cross-disciplinary, and you must be prepared to engage and take ownership of start-up projects. 
Recommendation: Entrepreneurship Practicum 

European Business Strategy: Case Studies
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
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 are 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. 
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Berlin-Prague or London or Helsinki-Riga 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: A microeconomics course, and either a macroeconomics or business course at university level. 

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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-requisites. Students must meet at least the following in order to register for each core course.
  • European Business Strategy: Case Studies - Students are eligible 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.
  •  Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe - Students are eligible 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.

**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.

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.