Germany-Austria-Switzerland-France Travel Study

Program Highlights:germany map

Enjoy the sights of Europe while doing some practical networking, visits of world-renowned auto companies (Mercedes & BMW), sizable industries (Airbus), and universities all while completing GBM 440C.  Students in this program will be guided by Professor Klaus Schryen as he introduces them to German culture and the competitive business world there.

Academic Calendar: 

June 14 - July 1

June 20 - July 18 (MBA students only)

Academic Focus: 

Global Business Management 440C:  International Travel Study, Europe

Language of Instruction:



  • Class level:  Upper-division standing
  • GPA:  2.75 and above; good academic standing
  • Completion of Pre-Business Core

4 units GBM 440C run through Extended Learning; inquire about MBA credit


Shared rooms at various hotels throughout the countries visited

Estimated Cost:

$3,050 + Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $1,168

All fees include transportation in country, accommodation, daily breakfast, excursions, and medical insurance.  Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.  Program fees for GBM 440C are run through Extended Learning, and should average around $1,200.

Program Highlights (set tours and itineraries subject to change):


Tour of German Parliament and special meeting with a member of the German government

Tour of Axel-Springer AG, the largest European printing company

Bus Tour of Berlin

Tour of the Schloss Sanssouci and park


Tour BMW World and Museum

Tour of Paulaner or Loewenbraeu Brewery

Tour of Siemens, head of world office


Tour of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Production Plant: AMG production

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Tour of Hewlett-Packard

Visit to the University of Tubingen

Karlsruhe/Strasbourg, France

Visit DHBW Karlsruhe

Visit European Parliament in Strasbourg and free afternoon to explore


Tour of Burg Hohenzollern


Tour of European Aerodynamics Defense and Space (EADS) Company, Astrium/Cassidian Division, parent company of Airbus

Tour of University of Constance

Farewell Dinner at Seepromenade at program close, Meersburg

Zurich, Switzerland:

Visit the University of Zurich

Tour of Zurich financial district & free afternoon to explore

Appenzell, Switzerland/Bregenz, Austria:

Tour of dairy farm & cheese factory

Gondola ride up mountainside

MBA Students:

Tour will commence on June 20 in Munich and conclude at DHBW on July 18.

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How to Apply:

  1. Attend an information session by Faculty Leader, Klaus Schryen. 
  2. Print out the application packet below.  All application materials must be received to Global Education, Craven 3200, by February 6, along with your $300 non-refundable depositSpace is limited!  Only cash, checks or money orders will be accepted.  Please make checks payable to CSUSM.
  3. Final payment is due on April 13, 2015 to the Office of Global Education.  Checks made payable to CSUSM preferred.  Fees for GBM 440C are made payable through Extended Learning.

Travel-Study Germany 2015 Application:

All info sessions have now passed.  Please see Professor Klaus Schryen for additional details.