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Academic Short Programme in the UK: WiSo@London

Rolling application through 29 February or until last place has been filled.

Organised under the University of Cologne's administrative umbrella, and taught by professors affiliated with UK institutions, the WiSo@London programme offers a unique four-week study experience abroad, including co-curricular excursions and company visits.

Programme Dates: 19 August - 12 September 2024
Location: London 

Courses address current topics in the area of management, business strategy, and economics from a UK perspective. All courses are taught in English by faculty from the UK institutions.



Course 1: Contemporary Economic Challenges in Post-Brexit UK
This module focusses on the application of economic theory to the understanding and assessment of various aspects of UK economic performance and policy, with a focus on post-Brexit era. It is designed to investigate the economic phenomena from an interdisciplinary approach such as sociology, psychology and political science. Topics include: Brexit, the financial crisis and recession, inequality and poverty, immigration, crime, happiness.

Course 2: Sustainability & Competitive Advantage
This module will address the topic of sustainability from a strategic perspective, with a particular emphasis on decision-making and trade-offs. Topics include: the drivers of the sustainability debate; the business case for sustainability; sustainability and competitive advantage; sustainable strategies and sustainable value creation.

Course 3: Innovation in & with Cities
This module will focus on converting problems into opportunities through a process that helps you hone your strategy and execution. Entrepreneurship is no longer a domestic field. Entrepreneurs globally have made a significant impact as another class of global actors influencing political society, civil society and global consumers. Topics include: business models & social impact; internal innovation and cities as a lense for innovation; Innovation ecosystems & finance, venture capital.

Participants who successfully complete all programme components earn up to 18 ECTS towards their programme of study at the WiSo Faculty. ECTS to be gained vary depending on your programme of study and the year of your examination regulations (PO): see accordion below for additional information.