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Sweden study abroad program

LER403 (with travel component)

Human Resource Management: The Swedish Experience 

Embedded course (3 credits) – Maymester 2018

May 9-19, 2018

 

Read all about the student experiences from previous years here!


  • 2 credits Pre-Study Tour during the spring semester and 1 credit for the Maymester
  • Insight into the human resource management (HRM) practices in a culture very different to the USA
  • Study Sweden’s culture and history
  • Explore the Swedish (social welfare) business context

 

Sweden is particularly interesting to study from an HRM perspective as this social welfare society stands in contrast to many of the approaches taken to HRM in the USA. 

The study tour will be based in Jönköping, which is a very attractive city of 130,000 people, located approximately midway between the two major cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, allowing easy access for visits. It is a very historical area, famous for its matchstick industry!

 

Explore HRM in Sweden and meet with faculty, students, and local employers in Jönköping, Gothenburg and Stockholm!

Questions?

Contact Dr. Elaine Farndale

Email:

Students must apply to register for the class.

 

 

Application Process:

Students should email Dr Farndale with a one-page statement on why they are interested in taking this class. GPA should be 3.0 or higher - please submit your transcript. A maximum of 6 students will be admitted based on motivation for the class and academic achievement. There is no specific deadline, but once all places are filled, no more applications will be considered. Preference will be given to LER majors.