Global City Break: London
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2012
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Business 322
City Break : London
Application Deadline: December 7, 2012
Travel period: March 9-17, 2013 (Spring Break)
Long recognized as a global hub of business, London is one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Join the Huntsman School in a new spring break program in a city where tradition and modernity collide to create a distinctive business environment.
Possible company visits might include (though subject to change):
Deloitte-Touche-Tomatsu, Unilever, Honeywell, Goldman Sachs, United Business Media, Kantar Media.
- In 2011, £74.9 billion (~$118.3 billion) was provided in lending to SMEs. (source: TheCityUK)
- The UK leads the world in e-commerce. (source: UK Trade and Investment)
- The UK is recognized as a leader in offshore wind energy production and research. (source: UK Trade and Investment)
- UK fund managers have helped to developed over £3.2 trillion (~$5.05 trillion) in financial assets. (source: TheCityUK)
- The UK is home to the greatest number of European company headquarters. (source: European Investment Monitor, Ernst & Young, and Bureau van Dijk)
- Over 1,400 foreign-owned companies operate in the UK (source: TheCityUK)
- Develop global awareness through visits to businesses, government offices, or international organizations.
- Learn about specific companies, including a deep dive into the organizational mission, strategies, business practices, and product lines.
- Gain insight into opportunities in the global marketplace and learn how organizational leaders keep their organization competitive in a constantly changing environment.
- Challenge students to think more broadly about how they will add value in the organizations where they will work.
- Good academic standing
- Minimum GPA of 2.67
- Submission of a complete application
- Interview with program leader (to be scheduled once complete application is submitted)
- Mandatory enrollment during Spring Semester in BUS 2000: Foundations of International Programs (1 credit, section 004)
- Program Fee: $2,500 (The program cost is paid as the course fee for BUS 2000/section 004, which allows eligible students to seek/use financial aid assistance.)
- Program deposit of $200 is required as part of the application process. This amount, paid as part of the application process, is applied to the total cost of the program. Therefore, $2,300 will be posted to a student’s ACCESS account as the course fee to be paid for BUS 2000.)
- Included: roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation for seven nights, daily transportation pass (includes airport-hotel transfers), medical/evacuation insurance, associated taxes, field guide
- Not included: transportation to/from SLC airport, meals, free time activities and sightseeing, laundry, internet, and other personal expenses
- Saturday, March 9 – meet at SLC airport and depart for London
- Sunday, March 10 – arrive London, transfer to hotel for check-in, rest of day free to explore
- Monday, March 11 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
- Tuesday, March 12 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
- Wednesday, March 13 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
- Thursday, March 14 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
- Friday, March 15 – business visits morning and afternoon, evening free
- Saturday, March 16 – day free to explore
- Sunday, March 17– early morning check-out, transfer to airport, depart for SLC, arrive SLC
- Students will share a twin room although in some rare exception may have to share a triple room.
- U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom. International student requirements vary and may require travel to Los Angeles or another city to obtain a visa prior to departure. All costs associated with obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the student.
- The Office of Global Enrichment will assist all students in obtaining required visas.
Christine Arrington, Senior Lecturer and Co-director of Strategic Marketing and Brand Management
Location: Business 309
Office Phone: 435.797.2338
Christine Arrington is a university instructor and media executive who has had a career in international media, in London, Hamburg, and New York. She taught the core required marketing course at NYU in the Master’s in Publishing program for five years.
She is a Senior Lecturer at Utah State’s Huntsman School of Business, teaching marketing, market research, and critical analytical thinking. She holds a B.A. in English from Utah State, an M.F.A. from Columbia University in fiction writing and journalism, and an MBA from Stanford. She was recruited directly from Stanford into the prestigious international management trainee program of Gruner+Jahr, one of the largest multinational publishers in the world. She held senior management positions there for seven years, living in London for one year, traveling to Hamburg frequently, and then in New York for six years.
She then worked for another giant German publisher, Holtzbrinck, for four years, with its best known U.S. titles SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and NATURE. She is a co-founder and Principal of Quantum Media, a New-York-based consulting group (www.quantummedia.com), doing strategy consulting work for such firms as CONSUMER REPORTS, INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR, Rodale, Platts (giant multinational energy commodity publishing division of McGraw-Hill), American Lawyer Media, and many more.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Liz Allred, Program Director for Global Enrichment
Location: Business 309
Office Phone: 435.797.7621