LeBow International Consulting Residency: Paris
The international consulting residency course at Drexel LeBow offers students a unique combination of real-world consulting and international travel. In this class, students act as consultants to an international organization and experience international business firsthand. Consulting projects are interdisciplinary; this course is open to all Drexel majors.
Ten weeks of the course take place on campus, with student-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the final week of the course, students travel abroad on an international residency to present their final recommendations to the client in person. During the one-week international residency, students also participate in company visits and cultural experiences.
The client for this course is Un Jardin Sur Les Toits, a disruptive technology startup in Paris. The organization has created an oxygen farm bioreactor for use in urban areas. Students in this course will conduct a business impact analysis, develop U.S. market entry strategies, and identify investment opportunities.
At the end of the term, students will travel to Paris, France to deliver final presentations to Un Jardin Sur Les Toits and to learn more about business in this region. Learn more about previous international consulting residencies here from the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning.
Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors.
Credit: This is an international consulting course and residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 380 – International Business Consulting, 4 credits as part of their summer 2020 course load. The course will meet as a regular summer term course, taught by Professor Murugan Anandarajan. The week after the term ends, (September 6-12, 2020), students will participate in an international residency to Paris, France to deliver their final recommendations to the client and participate in business visits and cultural activities.
Instructor: Dr. Murugan Anandarajan, Professor, Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems
Summer Term: On campus weekly class meetings
Paris Arrival: September 6th
Paris Departure: September 12th
Sunday 9/6/20: Arrive in Paris; welcome dinner
Monday 9/7/20: Guided tour of Paris and cultural visits
Tuesday 9/8/20: Meet with client; business visits
Wednesday 9/9/20: Business visits in Paris
Thursday 9/10/20: Final presentation to client
Friday 9/11/20: Cultural visits and farewell dinner
Saturday 9/12/20: Depart from Paris
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Due May 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due July 1st: $1400 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
- Hotel accommodations in Paris
- Breakfast and Internet at hotel
- Welcome/Farewell group dinners
- Cultural and academic visits in Paris
- In-country transportation for all activities on the itinerary
- On Call Emergency Assistance insurance
Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated)
- Regular Drexel tuition
- Round trip airfare to/from France** ($1200)
- Meals ($300)
- US Passport ($145)
- Visa fees if applicable
- Hotel incidental charges
- Spending Money ($100)
** A flight itinerary will be provided after acceptance to the program. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare on this flight.
U.S. citizens may travel to countries within the Schengen Zone without visas. Students of other nationalities must check the France Embassy
to confirm whether a visa is required for entry. The Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning will supply any supporting documents necessary for tourist visa applications.
Contact: Kelsey Skic, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-571-4516)