(Application CLOSED) BUSADM 2798: Sustainable Business Global Lab (SBGL) is 3 credit fall semester course that surveys the resources available at organizations and companies on the Ohio State University campus and in the Columbus community who are currently incorporating sustainable practices into their operations. The course concludes with a consulting project capstone, designed to give students first-hand experience re-innovating a business model around course themes.
Over 2015 Spring Break, students will travel with faculty to Copenhagen, Denmark—recognized by the European Commission as the 2014 European Green Capital and consistently ranked first on the sustainability indexes. While in-country students will survey the local business climate, meeting with domestic and multinational companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities for implementing sustainable business strategies in Scandinavia.
Sustainable Business Global Lab in Costa Rica, 2014
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. Eligible students should consider applying for our Student Leader Scholarship—a $500 scholarship awarded to students who take on travel responsibilities, corporate responsibilities, and marketing responsibilities during the program.
BUSADM 2798: Study Tour International (Sustainable Business Global Lab)
2015 Spring Semester
Students will earn 3 semester credits for their participation in the class. The classroom component and Denmark field study component of this program are both required.
Students can also count the program toward their study abroad requirement for the (1) International Business Specialization (2) Cultural, Ideas, General Education category (3) Global Studies General Education category (4) elective credit for business and international tracks of OSU EEDS major.
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.
Undergraduate student enrolled at The Ohio State University
Sophomore, junior, or senior standing by time of enrollment
Minimum GPA of 3.0
2015 Spring Break
BUSINESS VISITS: Past SBGL business visits included IBM, Bridgestone/Firestone, Corsicana, Dole, Baxter Healthcare, etc.
CULTURAL TOURS*: Amalienborg, Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace, Rundetårn, the National Gallery of Denmark, Strøget, Nyhavn, harbor boat tour, and the Little Mermaid
*Travel details subject to change.
Application and Deadlines
The application for 2015 Sustainable Global Lab is opening soon!
STEP 1 PROGRAM APPLICATION / SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATOIN DEADLINE: TBA 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.
STEP 2 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT 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.
STEP 3 TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 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 submit a visa verification form to the Office of Global Business confirming that they have started the visa process and understand all documents required for the application.
STEP 4 FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE: January 12, 2015 Pay your outstanding program fees.
During the online application students will be asked to submit a resume. Because the application will need to be completed in one sitting, please make sure that you prepare an updated copy of your resume in advance.
Deposits and Payments
Within two weeks of being accepted into the Sustainable Markets 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for traveling in Denmark.
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.
United States citizens who are traveling to Denmark 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 Denmark.
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).
Students first complete their online application. Once they are conditionally accepted into the program, the Office of Global Business will contact their academic advisor to permit the student to be enrolled in the course.