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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

LONDON SPRING SEMESTER

Engage in business innovation and entrepreneurship in London!

London is a vibrant, exciting, and culturally rich city. With more than 270 nationalities living here, London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and the heart of one of the world’s largest economic centers.

Learn more about London with our London City Guide.

Explore and engage in international business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the major global business hub of London, both in the classroom and through an optional Global Internship, with a focus on contemporary issues and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Choose courses and an optional for-credit internship in general business, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing, plus take courses across the Study + Internship in London curriculum in disciplines such as business, history, and global studies. If you choose to participate in an internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Earn 12-15 credits.

Arrival
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January 18, 2024
Departure
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April 27, 2024
Application Deadline:  
TBA
Program Fee:  
TBA
Additional Fees:  
Internship: $700
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The London Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our active learning events: tour Camden, the birthplace of Punk culture; taste an authentic curry on Brick Lane; or see a performance at Shakespeare's Globe theater. London City Guide
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live

Live like a Londoner and stay in a shared apartment or opt for a homestay, all within a one-hour commute to the CEA CAPA London Center. Plus, CEA CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Choose courses and an optional internship in general business, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing, plus take courses across CAPA's Study + Internship curriculum in disciplines such as business, history, and global studies. Earn 12-15 credits.
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intern

During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

CEA CAPA London Program Inclusions

 

CEA CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Events, excursions, and certain inclusions are subject to change.

Courses & Credit

Earn 12-15 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota. 

Housing

You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CEA CAPA center.

Active Learning

These events always include a walking tour of the iconic South Bank on your first weekend; taking a riverboat tour to Greenwich; touring multicultural Brixton, A Beatles and Abbey Road Magical Mystery Walking Tour, and feasting on a multi-course curry dinner in Brick Lane. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a half-day coach tour of London, a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath, plus choose one from: full-day excursion to Oxford, Brighton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, or Salisbury and Glastonbury. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony. 

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit through the required accompanying Global Internships Course, and gain valuable skills. Note: Students interning in London require a visa. Internships incur an additional fee.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CEA CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in London. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources. LEARN MORE

Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CEA CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in London. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources. LEARN MORE

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the United States. (Students enrolled in an institution in Canada or Mexico are eligible if the home institution accepts a US transcript and credits)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd-semester Sophomore (strongly recommended)
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution
*Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

London Entrepreneurship & Innovation Courses

Choose courses and an optional internship in general business, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing, plus take courses across Study + Internship in London curriculum in disciplines such as business, history, and global studies. Earn 12-15 credits.

 

Creative Connections: Advertising and Marketing in Britain  

This course will explore the topics of advertising and marketing in Britain. Students will develop an understanding of the ways in which advertising is effectively planned to achieve the objectives set in the overall marketing plan, with reference to London as a global center for creative and production excellence; and conduct a comparative analysis of British advertising methods and styles. A complete syllabus will be available soon.

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  • Globally Networked Learning
Finance for Entrepreneurs and Startups  

This course provides an understanding of how new ventures founded by entrepreneurs obtain financing in their quest to expand. In a global world dominated by high tech ventures, how do these ventures become so successful in the marketplace and have a market value worth in excess of hundreds of billions of dollars? The course exposes the students to the opportunities and risks associated with new entrepreneurial ventures, how to obtain financing, who are the venture capital investors, and the stages of a successful venture.

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LNDN BUSN 3387

Global Internship Course (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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LNDN INTP 3347

Global Internship Course (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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LNDN INTP 3348

Global Workforce Management  

This course will provide students with an integrative framework for understanding the challenges associated with effective workforce management on a global scale. Students will compare international labor markets in terms of labor costs, labor supply, workplace culture, and employment law; and analyze high-profile news events from both developed and emerging economies that illustrate the cultural and regulatory complexities that multinational firms face in such areas as talent management, performance management, offshore outsourcing, downsizing, and industrial relations.

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LNDN BUSN 3378

  • Globally Networked Learning
International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  

This course, based on interdisciplinary research, will examine how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace. Students will focus on the international application of core management theories and strategies; develop an understanding of human behavior within the setting of a global work environment, and across a variety of historical and current issues; reflect critically on how theoretical frameworks can be applied and developed within the organizational setting; and collaborate with CAPA Sydney students through CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning (GNL) technology.

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LNDN BUSN 3376

  • Globally Networked Learning
International Economics  

This course will examine key economic issues in the global business environment. Students will develop an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics, and finance; and explore such topics as globalization, country differences, cross-border trade and investment (both goods and services and capital and labor), the global finance architecture, and competing in a global marketplace, as well as two underlying themes evident throughout the module: contemporary context and localized content of the material.

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LNDN BUSN 3374/ECON 3360

  • Globally Networked Learning
International Finance  

This course will explore the topic of international finance and the fact that, in a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest, and conduct business operations internationally. Students will analyze opportunities and risks associated with international finance; acquire knowledge of theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context; develop an understanding of historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, foreign exchange markets, exposure management, and financial management of a multinational firm; and investigate the impact of current economic and political developments on international finance.

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LNDN BUSN 3373

Managing Global Supply Chains  

This course will focus on issues within operations of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. Students will analyze examples of companies collaborating across the globe; develop an understanding of the operational and tactical aspects of managing a network of multiple facilities; investigate their strategic implications; consider legal, ethical, operational, venture risk, and reliability factors; and examine such topics as outsourcing and offshoring, information technology in operations, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and sustainability.

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LNDN BUSN 3380

  • Globally Networked Learning
Principles of International Business: Navigating in the Age of the Coronavirus  

This course explores the important concepts and perspectives for international business in the “age of coronavirus.” Students will examine the external and internal conditions that multinational enterprises must recognize, interpret and steer to prosper and thrive. Globalization will be introduced and interpreted alongside the world’s systems, frameworks, structures, patterns, strategies, approaches, and channels for achieving organizational success in the global marketplace. In addition to examining the established theory and application behind the management of political, economic, socio-cultural, and technological factors, the course will investigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on global commerce. Students will be expected to increase their understanding of international business across all theoretical areas in the context of global events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LNDN BUSN 3388

Strategic Communication and Social Media: Theory and Practice  

This course will explore the theory and practice of strategic communication and its implementation through social media platforms. Students will explore traditional and online communication strategies; review theories and principles of strategic communication and social media practices; investigate the effectiveness of messaging strategies employed by individuals and influencers, not-for-profits, and commercial organizations; and work for a real-world client to formulate an overarching communication strategy, inclusive of recommendations for messaging strategies across all platforms.

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LNDN COMM 3328

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