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Sustainable Business Global Lab: Denmark

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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.


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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. 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.

Bullet Course Description

  • 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 see the 2014 SBGL sample syllabus.


 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
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing by time of enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Bullet Travel Description

  • 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.

Bullet Application and Deadlines

The application for 2015 Sustainable Global Lab is opening soon!

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 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.

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


Bullet Resume

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.

Bullet 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.

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 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.

Bullet Visas

  • 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).
  • To better understand visa requirements for Denmark, students should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.


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.