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Pamplin: Products and Processes in Scandinavia
Billund, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; Göteborg, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer Session 1
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
English Max credits offered: 03
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission:
5 Graduate Student
Language Experience required for admission:
0 none
Program Type: VT faculty-led Areas of Study: Business, Business Information Technology, International Business, Management
College Sponsor: Pamplin
Program Description:

Stockholm City Hall Tower


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Field of Study

Business, International Business, Culture, Business Information Technology

Program Flyer 
Program Itinerary.


Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (3 cr.)

Explore the management of international operations and global supply chains through the study of the successful products and processes that have come from Scandinavia. Learn about the business and culture of Scandinavian countries through research, company visits, cultural outings and interaction with people from the region.

Suggested Company Visits:

- Helsinki: Stora Enso, Suunto, Fiskars and KONE

Stockholm: Astra Zeneca and Electrolux

- Gothenburg: IKEA, Saab Aircraft, Volvo Car and Volvo Truck

- Billund: LEGO and Vestas

- Copenhagen: TetraPak, Maersk and Carlsberg


Denmark, Finland and Sweden
Multiple Cities
Summer I,  2017 (June 16 - July 1)

Products and Processes in Scandinavia

This program focuses on international business operations and logistics during two weeks abroad in Scandinavia. After two classroom sessions in which participants will hear from selected embassy representatives, the students will travel to Helsinki, Finland, to begin the company visits. From there, the group will travel to Sweden to visit companies in the Stockholm and Gothenburg areas. The tour will continue in Denmark, travelling through Billund to Copenhagen, visiting companies along the way. Sightseeing time is included as well!
Products and processes in Scan


While on tour, students will stay in 3 and 4 star hotels, double occupancy, and eat in local restaurants.


Travel through Scandinavia will be mostly by private bus with a professional driver.


The program is directed at graduate business students who have completed an international elective.  BIT 5414 is a desired prerequisite.


Graduate students will receive 3 credit hours for BIT 5954 Study Abroad. The class will meet twice before departure at the Northern Virginia Center (dates TBD). 

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Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $4,500. This includes round-trip airfare from Washington's Dulles airport, lodging, all travel within Scandinavia, museum and activity fess and one or two meals a day during the program. The fee does not include VT tuition, personal expenses, travel without the group, some meals, books and passport fees.

A non-refundable deposit of $500, payable online, is due after acceptance into the program. A second payment of $1,000 is due February 1. The balance of the program fee is due on March 1, 2017. Check the program flyer for a cost breakdown.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:


Click the "Apply Now " button at the top of the page and follow the instructions. There are a few steps in the process. Be sure to complete the online Study Abroad Academic Review Form and Study Abroad Application.

Acceptance is first come first served. Space is limited, so a completed application does not ensure acceptance into the program. Do not delay in applying.


Students need a passport valid for at least 6 months after return, January 1, 2018. Apply for your passport right away. 

Contact Information

Dr. Barbara Hoopes
Business Information Technology
Northern Virginia MBA Program
(703) 538-8409

Linda Tanko
Academic Scholarships & Study Abroad Specialist
1046 Pamplin
(540) 231-3562

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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