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Study Abroad

The McCoy College of Business is excited to announce that in 2019 we are expanding our MBA study abroad program to include Estonia and Finland!

Just 25 years post-Communism, Estonia now boasts the world’s most advanced digital economy with model e-health, ebanking, and e-government systems. Considered the “Baltic Silicon Valley,” Estonia’s innovative economy is fully developed, with diverse industries including information technology, cybersecurity, electronic health records, biotech, energy, banking, manufacturing, and “green” enterprise.

Both Forbes and the World Economic Forum consider Estonia to be one of the “best places in the world to do business,” thanks to progressive, business-friendly government policies, an educated, English-speaking workforce, and an entrepreneurial culture.

In addition to enriching meetings with business and government leaders in Tallinn, case studies on key Estonian industries, an experiential service-learning project, and a two-day side trip by ferry to Helsinki, Finland, students may enjoy Estonia’s well-preserved medieval architecture, plentiful beaches, fairy-tale forests, vibrant nightlife, and sophisticated culinary scene. Estonia and Finland are also two of the safest countries in the world and offer a mild summer climate. After the official itinerary, students will have ample time to explore Europe on their own; flights to other European cities start at just $50.

What Courses Are Offered?
Students will earn 6 credit hours, choosing two of these three courses:
• BLAW 5368G: Legal Issues in International Business (Stokes)
• MGMT 5318: Cross-Cultural Management (Konopaske)
• MGMT 5333: Problems in Business Administration: Independent Study (Stokes or Konopaske)

What Are The (Tentative) Dates?*
• At least one mandatory orientation session will be held on a Saturday in April, 2019.
• Classes will be held on campus June 3, 5, 10, and 12, as well as July 15, 17, 22, and 24. You can choose to attend class on either the RR or SM campus.
• Students must depart the U.S. no later than June 14th and can return as early as June 22nd.
• Because our on-campus classes do not resume until July 15th, time is available after the official itinerary for personal travel in Europe.

What is the Expected Cost?
Budget is still being finalized, but we expect a program fee of ~$4568. This includes:
• Graduate tuition and fees for 6 credit hours (on-campus cost of 6 credit hours is ~$3584)
• Study Abroad Application Fee
• Lodging for seven nights in 4* business hotels, double-occupancy
• Most ground transport
• Business visits, a service-learning project, city tours, and some cultural excursions
• All breakfasts and two dinners
• Ferry transport from Tallinn to Helsinki
• English-speaking guides
• International health insurance and emergency assistance

The program fee does not include international flights, optional excursions, airport transfers, passport application fees, or all
meals. Students may fly their choice of airline, although itinerary recommendations will be provided.

Scholarships are available!

Want to Learn More? Contact Dr. Alexis Stokes at as44@txstate.edu.

Applications open November 5!

* Program cost is contingent on a minimum of 25 students participating.



Study Abroad Scholarship Application