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Release: Jan. 18, 2002

Photo: UI MBA students who participated in a previous London program.

UI offers summer MBA program in London

The Henry B. Tippie School of Management and the Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa are offering a two-week summer study program in London for Evening MBA students.

Registration is now under way for the Summer 2002 International Program Option (IPO), which runs from May 19 to June 2.

William Albrecht, UI professor of economics, will teach the course, "International Business: Globalization, the U.S. and Europe" for three semester hours of graduate credit. The class provides a close look at the challenges and potentials of globalization and how it affects business in America, Albrecht said. Topics include the European Union and the Euro, trends toward financial integration in Europe, the World Trade Organization and trade wars, and recent developments in Eastern Europe.

The course is designed to take advantage of the city of London as a financial and commercial center by incorporating local business people, academics and government officials as guest lecturers. The class will also include a visit to the London Metal Exchange.

"London is an ideal location for students to gain an education beyond the boundary of the classroom. It's a major international center for commerce, trade, the arts, media, politics, government, and entertainment," Albrecht said.

In addition to academic excursions, students will take a guided tour of London, participate in a traditional afternoon tea, and attend the theater. Participants can also explore and experience the history and culture of England on their own.

Application deadline for the class is Feb. 1. For more information and for program fee details, see or contact Beata Loch, Institute for International Business,
319-335-1379,; or Colleen Downie, director of the UI Evening MBA Program, 1-(800)-MBA-IOWA or 1-(800) 622-4692.