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Logistics Global Lab

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Internationalize your core business curriculum with Logistics Global Lab. This new program pairs a seven-week course at Fisher, BUSML 3380: Logistics Management, in the first term of Spring 2015, with an immersive capstone to Poland and the Czech Republic tracing the global supply chain.

With a first-generation low-cost manufacturing sector, competitive government incentives, rapidly expanding public infrastructure, and a cost-competitive labor market, Poland and the Czech Republic have positioned themselves as a new force in the European economy. Join for a chance to experience the global supply chain and explore these markets firsthand.

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationFAQ

Bullet Cost

  • Program Cost: TBD
  • Cost INCLUDES: international airfare, double/triple occupancy hotel accommodations, transportation, all business visits, all cultural tours, all breakfasts and other select meals
  • Cost EXCLUDES: international health insurance, passport and visa fees, vaccinations, incidentals, and meals not arranged by provider


Please see our Funding Study Abroad page to check for available funding options.

Bullet Course Description

  • BUSML 3380: Logistics Management
  • 2015 Spring Semester First Session
  • Students will earn 1.5 semester credits for completing the class. Both class attendance and the Spring Break travel portion of this program are required.


Please do not try to enroll in the class directly. Once you have been accepted into the program, the Office of Global Business with will contact your advisor to authorize your enrollment.

Bullet Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate student enrolled at The Ohio State University
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Prerequisites*: Econ 2001.01 (200)
  • Not open to students with credit for 780 or to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp, or PreBSBA-PR.


*Prerequisites can be waived with special instructor permission. Eligibility requirements and special permissions will be assessed during the application review process.

Bullet Travel Description

  • 2015 Spring Break

Bullet Application and Deadlines

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will open August 27, 2014.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2014
Complete your program application. You will be asked to submit an updated resume. Eligibility requirements and special permissions will be assessed during this stage of the application process.

DEADLINE: two weeks after acceptance email
Within two weeks of receiving your acceptance email, pay your non-refundable $500 deposit. Paying your deposit will reserve a seat in the course and a ticket for the group flight.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2015
Submit a scanned copy of your passport, submit your health form, and register for HTH Supplemental Travel Insurance. All students requiring a visa are also required to confirm that they have started the visa process and understand all documents required for the application.

DEADLINE: January 12, 2015
Pay your outstanding program fees.

Bullet Resume

During the online application students will be asked to submit a resume. Make sure that you prepare an updated copy of your resume prior to starting your application.

Bullet Deposits and Payments

  • Within two weeks of being accepted into Logistics Global Lab, students must pay their $500 non-refundable deposit.
  • Paying the deposit will reserve a seat in the course and a ticket for the group flight.


The final payment for the program must be made in full BEFORE JANUARY 12, 2015—the first day of 2015 spring semester.

Bullet Embassy Registration

As an added precaution, U.S. citizens traveling abroad will be enrolled in the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP allows U.S citizens to enter information about their upcoming trip abroad so that the U.S. Department of State can better assist them in an emergency.

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

Bullet International Students

  • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).
  • All students/international scholars holding a US visa who are participating in an Office of Global Business (OGB) program and have questions about international travel may schedule an appointment with an Office of International Affairs (OIA) International Student Services advisor.

Bullet Passports

  • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel (September 21, 2015).
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required (December 14, 2014).


If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

  • Please visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for traveling in Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • Vaccinations vary by individual and travel destination. As it may be a substantial cost, please consider this expense before registering. Please note this cost is not included in the total price of the program.

Bullet Visas

  • Under the Schengen Agreement, United States citizens traveling in Poland and the Czech Republic do not need a visa, but are required to present a passport valid for at least three months beyond their intended stay (June 21, 2015). For further information, please consult the U.S. Department of State page on Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • Visas for international students vary by travel destination and student nationality. As it may take some time to process a visa, please prepare in advance, allowing enough time to process documents and renew F-1 visa (if applicable).
  • To better understand visa requirements for Poland, students should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. Given the itinerary organized by the Office of Global Business, participants of this trip will be considered a "tourist/visitor".

For any additional questions please contact Zachary Grammel (grammel.4) or call the Office of Global Business at (614) 292-0845.