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International Business Week

The main target of this week is to let students work in mixed international groups on a subject that interests them, which makes them think and communicate in another language. In this way students with as main subject Business Management broaden their practical knowledge of languages and culture. The more nationalities involved, the more interesting it will be for the students.

Students participate in the business game Stratvision. The students are split up into different start-ups (groups). A set of 4 groups competes with each other and forms a market. Each enterprise has to define its objectives and make decisions to reach those objectives. At certain regular points in time the coaches give the students an update of  the economic situation so that the students are able to make decisions for the following fiscal year. These decisions are on a financial and accounting as well as on a commercial level. Guest lectures and a company visit will provide the students with tips and tricks to start and direct their start-ups.

At the end of the week the groups present their results within their market.

International students sharing experiences

“Inspiring guest lecture on importance of cultural differences on business by Marc Coppens.”

“Sharing food and explaining local traditions was a fun way to break the ice and get to know each other at the International Aperitif on Monday evening!”

“Discovering what Leuven has to offer – both at day and at night – with an international group of students was an amazing experience. Thank you!”

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Target group: 2nd year bachelor students in Business management, specialization Accountancy
Date: 27 November – 1 December 2017
Place: Faculty of Management & Technology – Proximus Campus (Leuven) - Belgium
Price: € 150 (participation) + € 100 (accommodation Youth Hostel)

Registration: please contact Eline Delauré

Co-coordinators: Eline Delauré and Marij Spiesschaert

Students can find more information and the programme of this week here.
Coaches/teachers can find more information and the programme of this week here.