Geneva
Berkeley Summer Abroad

Geneva, Switzerland: Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact

  • Summary

    As corporations have grown in influence, concerns over their impact on people and the planet have also grown – pushing sustainability, social responsibility, and the wider impact of business into the spotlight. Yet business is also a source of economic growth, innovation, and positive impact.

    • Develop models for gauging the impact of business decisions on the environment, workers, vendors, and communities
    • Hear firsthand from a variety of executives and NGO

    This program offered through the Haas School of Business explores the interdependency by looking at what drives innovation in business, exploring the issues of sustainability, labor, stakeholder responsibility and impact from a business perspective, and assessing those same issues from the NGO and governmental perspective.

    Haas’s Sustainability Summer in Geneva: http://poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2016/07/18/haas-sustainability-summer-geneva/

    Dates: June 19 – July 22, 2017
    All dates are subject to change.

    Units: 6 units

    Language of Instruction: English

    Courses:

    • UGBA 193I.1: Issues in Business and Society
    • UGBA 193I.2: Industry, Innovation, and External Impact

     

    Eligibility:

    • Rising Junior or Senior standing
    • Completed one college-level economics course by the start of the program
    • 2.0 GPA or higher

     

    Application:

    • Application opens February 1, 2017
    • Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Deadline to apply is March 10, 2017
  • Courses

    Tuition and Program Fee

    The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:

    2017 Fees UC Students Visiting Students
    Tuition (6 units) $2,460 $3,120
    Program Fee $2,731 $2,731
    Total Cost $5,191 $5,851
    Fees are subject to change. All non-Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.

     

    Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

    Estimated Expenses Amount
    International Airfare and Transportation $1,800
    Additional Meals $1,054
    Books $312
    Personal Expenses (i.e., phone, passport, visas, etc.) $722
    Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses $3,888

     

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available for Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.

     

    Explanation of Fees

    Tuition is based on a per unit cost:

    • The UC undergraduate student rate is $410 per unit
    • The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $520 per unit

    The program fee includes the following items:

    • Student housing and some meals
    • Excursions around Geneva
    • On-site orientation activities including an introduction to Switzerland
    • Travel insurance to cover accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services
    • Other program-related costs including fees for tour guides, guest lecturers, classroom space, etc.
    • The initial non-refundable deposit of $400, which is due at the time of application and is applied to the program fee

    Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

    The following items are excluded from the program fee:

    • International airfare
    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)
    • Course materials (textbooks and readers)
    • Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)
    • Additional meals
    • Commuting costs for daily travel to and from classes

     

  • Costs

    Tuition and Program Fee

    The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:

    2017 Fees UC Students Visiting Students
    Tuition (6 units) $2,460 $3,120
    Program Fee $2,731 $2,731
    Total Cost $5,191 $5,851
    Fees are subject to change. All non-UC Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.

     

    Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.

    Estimated Expenses Amount
    International Airfare and Transportation $1,800
    Additional Meals $1,054
    Books $312
    Personal Expenses (i.e., phone, passport, visas, etc.) $722
    Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses $3,888

     

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.

     

    Explanation of Fees

    Tuition is based on a per unit cost:

    • The UC undergraduate student rate is $410 per unit
    • The visiting student rate for all non-UC participants is $520 per unit

    The program fee includes the following items:

    • Student housing and some meals
    • Excursions around Geneva
    • On-site orientation activities including an introduction to Switzerland
    • Travel insurance to cover accident/sickness medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, security extraction, and other travel assistance services
    • Other program-related costs including fees for tour guides, guest lecturers, classroom space, etc.
    • The initial non-refundable deposit of $400, which is due at the time of application and is applied to the program fee

    Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.

    The following items are excluded from the program fee:

    • International airfare
    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, routine medical expenses, toiletries, etc.)
    • Course materials (textbooks and readers)
    • Other travel expenses (passport, visa, etc.)
    • Additional meals
    • Commuting costs for daily travel to and from classes

     

  • Timeline
    Application opens February 1, 2017
    Application closes March 10, 2017
    Applicants notified of selection March 22, 2017
    Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit April 3, 2017
    Attend pre-departure orientation* Late April-May
    Arrive in Geneva June 19, 2017
    Last day of program July 22, 2017

    * These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.

    All dates are subject to change.

  • Instructors

    Dave Rochlin
    Program Director
    Email:  drochlin@haas.berkeley.edu

    Dave has been at UC Berkeley since 2010, and is both a professional faculty member and Executive Director of Applied Innovation programs at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He developed and teaches the popular applied innovation project course, co-teaches a cohort-wide mid program academic review course, and Berkeley's new applied data analytics project course. As an instructor, he's been a multiple "club six" member,
    and a campus-wide faculty teaching fellow. He also co-founded the Berkeley Roundtable on Applied Innovation and Design (BRAID) with Professor Sara Beckman. Outside of Haas, he's an organizational consultant and social entrepreneur, focused on market-based approaches to social/environmental issues including deforestation, climate change, corporate social responsibility, sustainable business, and ethical globalization. He was previously a professional faculty member in the Executive MBA program at St. Mary's where he developed and taught the core technology and e-business strategy course, and has taught advanced marketing and strategy courses in Europe and the Middle-East. He is a frequent writer and speaker, and author of the textbook "Hunter or Hunted: Technology, Innovation, and Competitive Strategy" (Thomson/Cengage 2006). Dave earned his MBA (with distinction) at the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and his B.S. from the Haas School at U.C. Berkeley.