Introduction to the European Union & Contemporary Issues
18 hours 2 US credits/4 ECTS

Objectives

Give a general idea of Europe’s organization and its socio- economic roles. Understand business stakes in Europe through various professional experiences.

Course details

  • Europe’s history and geography.
  • Europe’s economy and society in general + some examples of European countries.
  • Work environment in Europe.
  • Debate on the future of Europe – business perspectives and work opportunities.
Managing Business Operations in Europe
12 hours 1US credit/2 ECTS

Objectives

In view of managing and succeeding an M&A in the EU, this course gives in-depth understanding of the European Union mechanisms and economic environment. It provides the students with the tools to know the 4 European zones, their strengths and weaknesses, their cultural features, and their strategic opportunities for foreign investors.

Course details

  • The major characteristics of the European Union.
  • European M&A analysis.
  • Intercultural management.
Ethical Issues in Contemporary Business Management
12 hours 1US credit/2 ECTS

Objectives

Students will acquire a working understanding of what is meant by ‘ethics’, ‘morality’ and ‘values’. They will gain an increased awareness of their own ethical decision making levers and processes, and appreciate the role and importance of ‘ethics’ and ‘values’ in both company activities and in individual and group decision-making.

Course details

This course encourages students to reflect on ethics, morality and values, and their role in decision-making in companies today. They will evaluate different types of company behaviour and apply some of the different tools, measures and initiatives in practice to promote ethically and socially responsible decision-making, so gaining an increased awareness of the role of ethics in individual and corporate behaviours and practices. An indicative programme is as follows:

  • Introduction to ‘ethics’ and ‘business ethics’
  • Ethics and morality; Ethics and values
  • Understanding business ethics
  • Determinants of ethical behaviour
  • Ethical behaviour in business – case study examples
  • Discussions on day-to-day ethical issues
  • Selection of tools for responsible and ethical managers
  • Focus on business examples within pur-chasing function
European Trends in the Tourism Industry
12 hours 1US credit/2 ECTS

Objectives

This course will further advance the students’ knowledge of trends within the tourism industry with an emphasis on Europe. Students will learn to appreciate the links between trends and foreseeable changes in the tourist population. Studies will cover destination development, trending destinations in Europe such as resorts, winter and summer sport(s), outdoor recreation and heritage attractions.

Course details

  • Explain the unique challenges of tourism and hospitality in Europe.
  • Present an understanding of the historical developments in travel and tourism in the region.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic impacts of travel and tourism.
French Instruction and Culture
12 hours 1US credit/2 ECTS

Objectives

This course will enable stu- dents to start or improve their language skills in French. It is specifically designed to help them acquire basic language abilities and essential communicative skills according to their level.

Teaching method

In class, emphasis is placed on oral practice and interactive learning activities in a real life approach to the language.
It will include simple routine tasks, common polite phrases and exchange of information in order to help students develop their communication skills in daily life situations.