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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ackerman, Ron Housing Options: On Campus
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: English
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:

The European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) provides a unique learning opportunity for experienced professionals enrolled in the Professional MBA program. ESSAM 2015 is hosted by Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. ESSAM is a two-week intensive program with three major components: a core element, an elective class, and a team-based consulting project.

A central feature of ESSAM is the team-based consulting project which is completed during the program. Participants are assigned to a multi-cultural project group with the purpose of studying a strategic issue in a local company. Each group is expected to suggest strategies for further development of the company, present proposals, and suggest an implementation plan of the strategies proposed in the form of a consultancy report.

Electives offered at ESSAM are all taught by internationally renowned faculty. Participants choose one of seven electives. All electives require active participation, class discussion, case-study analysis, and group work. The team consulting project is submitted during ESSAM, whereas the other two final papers on the core element and elective class are submitted after ESSAM concludes.

MBA students can transfer up to five elective credit hours to their MBA program of study upon successful completion of the ESSAM program (B or better grades). An additional one credit hour (BUSAD 591) can be earned by writing a summary paper of the ESSAM experience in the fall term.