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International Business in Germany


Students will visit both established and start-up companies in Germany and consider the impact of government policies, business environment, workforce management, resources, infrastructure, and corporate culture on company strategy.  The trip will focus on company visits, but it will also include historical and cultural sites to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation for German culture and people.  To learn more about this program, please see student blog posts from the 2018 program abroad.


  • Munich
    • Company visits
    • BMW Museum & Factory Tour
    • Munich walking tour
  • Berlin
    • Berlin walking tour
    • Company visits


Students participating in this program abroad will earn 3 credits for BU603: International Business or 3 credits for BU414: Global Business Environment.  Additional course instruction and assignments will occur both prior to and after the trip abroad.   Any student not registering for these courses can still participate with approval from Dr. Pawlish.

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Michael Pawlish earned his Ph.D. from Montclair State University in Environmental Management. Previously, he completed a MBA from San Francisco State University and a Master of International Environmental Science from Lund University in Sweden. While completing a B.S. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island, he studied abroad his junior year in London. Michael also completed graduate work abroad at Aarhus Business School and Copenhagen Business School both in Denmark. He began work at GCU in 2015 as an adjunct professor, and is currently an assistant professor of management. His research interests are in the intersection of business and the environment, and he has traveled throughout Western Europe.

Dr. Michael Gross earned his Ph.D. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware and his B.S. in Biology and Accounting from Lebanon Valley College.  He did graduate study and research in Brittany and Normandy as a study abroad experience in France in 1982-1983.  He has worked at GCU since 1992, where he serves as associate provost, arboretum director, and professor of biology and general education courses.  He has an interest in business, travels to western Europe regularly and has served as a co-leader on three GCU faculty-led study abroad trips to Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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