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HHL Graduate School of Management Summer Program 2024

This program will explore the question of how do companies take advantage of doing business in the European Union, while managing regional challenges? And how do government policies affect how business is done?

About the program

Building on the research interests of the faculty of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and current trends, participants are offered various viewpoints as to business in Europe while studying in both Leipzig and Prague.

The goal of this program is to offer a compre­hensive view as to various economic, political and business climates throughout Europe. It will be composed of lectures, company visits and case studies providing students a variety of perspectives. The lectures will be given by HHL professors, government advisors, as well as professors from our eastern European part­ner universities. Company visits in both Leip­zig and Prague, such as at Porsche and Skoda, will allow participants to hear first-hand how managers of multinational companies at­tempt to reap the rewards of doing business in Europe while managing the hurdles. Fur­thermore, participants will gain insights as to how various cultures affect how decisions are made at the management level. Special to the Porsche visit is the opportunity to ride along­side a professional driver on the Porsche track at over 200 km per hour! The combination of academic, cultural and in-the-market-outlooks as to the current European business climate will allow students to form their own views as to the future of business in the Europe­an Union. At the end of the program student teams will give case presentations and an exam will allow students to reflect upon what has been learned. 6 ECTS are awarded upon completion of the program.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to participate in the HHL "Doing Business in Europe - Opportunities and Challenges" program, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Be enrolled in the MBA degree program at Concordia. 
  • Completed at a minimum of 24 credits toward your current degree program by the time you leave for the program.
  • Be registered as a full-time status student at Concordia.
  • Minimum CGPA: 3.0.

Program dates

June 10, 2024 - June 21, 2024

Week 1: Leipzig June 10, 2024– June 14, 2024

Week 2: Prague June 17, 2024- June 21, 2024

Program courses

Students must create a Credit Transfer Request to submit to their faculty for credit transfer approval prior to leaving for the program.

Week 1: Leipzig


  • Management Practice in Central Eastern Europe vs. Germany
  • German Competitiveness: Introduction to the German Economic System
  • European Monetary Integration
  • Brexit and the Future Outlook for Europe
  • The Economic Scale of Electronic Businesses in Europe: Fate of the Copycats?

Leipzig Company visits:

  • Porsche (Production Line and Porsche Ride)
  • Living Logistics Lab of Leipzig University
  • SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator

Leipzig Cultural events:

  • Leipzig city tour
  • Wrap Up with German cuisine

Week 2: Prague


  • Monetary Politics: The Visegrad Members
  • Success Stories: Digitalization in CEE
  • Management Myths
  • Entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic

Company visits:

  • Avast
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • Skoda (Skoda Auto Museum and Production Plant)

Cultural events:

  •  Prague city tour
  •  Closing ceremony in Czech style

Estimated costs & bursary

Host institution fees: €180.00 to be paid directly to HHL upon arrival. 

Concordia Tuition: 3 credits of Concordia tuition to be paid to Concordia University.  For an estimate of tuition fees, please use tuition fee calculator.

Additional costs: Accommodation, meals, and other expenses are estimated to be between €1100 to €1700.

Quebec Mobility Bursary: Concordia International offers a $900 CDN to students who qualify.  For more information on the bursary, visit the Concordia International funding webpage.


Students are responsible for finding their own off-campus accommodations. Resources for apartments in Leipzig and Prague can be found on erasmusplay or housinganywhere.

Application information

Application deadline

February 15, 2024

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