IBUS 3021: Human Capital Management in Sweden (equivalent to HRIR 3021)Undergraduate Global Enrichment in Sweden
This program is CLOSED while we review applications. Check back in after November 15.
Classes: Fridays, 10:00 - 12:30 am Spring Semester 2023. This course meets for the full-term.
Travel dates: May 11 - 25, 2023. The travel for this course will interfere with graduation/commencement. Students wishing to participate in graduation ceremonies should find an alternate option.
This course introduces human resources management as a way to achieve high levels of organizational performance and focuses on employment practices in the United States and Sweden. This course will provide you with:
- A solid understanding of why and how human resources management is important to the successful functioning of organizations.
- Knowledge about best practices in talent acquisition, staffing, training and training evaluation, employee development, retention, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, and associated legal considerations related to talent in the workplace.
- Familiarity with contemporary issues being discussed in the news related to course topics.
- Familiarity with Sweden as a country, current events, and areas where Sweden HR principles and employment practices may differ from the U.S., especially in the area of employment law and benefits.
Many Minnesotans claim Swedish heritage and it’s no wonder this area felt like home for those first immigrants with such similar climate and proximity to/abundance of water. The capital city of Stockholm is spread out over several islands on Lake Mälaren! Today, Sweden is known for its high standard of living, equally high tax rates, and generous labor practices making it a fascinating study for HR practices!
The program hotel will be conveniently located to program activities; hotel specifics will be provided to participants in the program orientation. Because networking and community-building are essential components of the program, the expectation is that students will share a room with another program participant. If you have concerns about this, or want to explore accommodations for a single room, students should connect with their Program Manager. If there are other accommodations that would support a student's access and inclusion on the program, please bring those requests to your Program Manager as well. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast will be provided daily at the hotels. A welcome dinner and closing dinner are also included in the program fee.
- 4 credits
- Grading is A-F basis
- This course fulfills the HRIR 3021 core requirement
- Prerequisites: PSY 1001, ECON 1101, ECON 1102
This program is open to U of M undergraduate students in good academic standing, with a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. Students must also have completed PSY 1001, ECON 1101, and ECON 1102 before Spring Semester 2023. The application process is competitive and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
Students outside CSOM are eligible to apply, however priority is given to Carlson students and thus will be accepted a space-available basis only.
U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to travel to Sweden. If you already have a passport, you need to check the expiration date and confirm that it is more than seven months after the program ends. If you do not have a passport, or your passport needs to be renewed, you will need to apply for one immediately upon confirmation.
A visa is a document that proves that travel into a particular country has been approved by their governing body. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits up to 90 days for tourism in Sweden. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the Swedish consulate regarding visa requirements and fees. A consulate is a foreign government's official place of residence and representation in a foreign country. While consulates provide passports, birth registration, and many other services, they also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study, and work in their country. If you carry a passport other than a U.S. passport and are required to carry a visa into Sweden, you will be responsible for securing your visa; you will work closely with the Program Manager (Mary Krebs) to make sure you have any University-specific documentation that you need.
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on September 1, 2022 and the priority deadline is 12:00 pm (noon) on October 17, 2022. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications to competitive programs will be selected via lottery. Students will be informed of their application decision in about seven to ten days after the priority deadline.
This program may be competitive and space is limited. Applications received after the priority noon deadline may not be reviewed if the volume of applications received by the priority deadline is too high.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.
- 30 University undergraduate students
Fridays, 10:00 - 12:30 am, Spring Semester 2022. This course meets for the full-term. This course will be taught by Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair Connie Wanberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Department of Work and Organizations. The pre-departure classes are a fundamental component of the curriculum. These pre-departure classes are partly discussion-based given the broad range of diverse and complex challenges faced in international business, and therefore the quality of the student experience is dependent upon all students attending and participating in the pre-departure classes.
In order to be eligible to participate in the international portion of this class, students must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the instructor. If your academic performance prevents you from participating in the international component of the course, you will not receive a refund of the program fee. Please bring any concerns about this directly to the Program Manager (Mary Krebs).
The program starts with a city tour and welcome dinner. The program includes guest lectures, company visits and cultural activities. Included in the program is time for a small amount of independent exploration.
Please contact Program Manager, Mary Krebs, if you have additional questions about the schedule.
Cost Estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details are subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. The program fee will be finalized by mid September and will be updated here.
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
|2022-2023 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13+ credit tuition plateau. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition rate)||$0|
|Program Fee (including international airfare between Minnesota and Sweden, hotels, program events, two group meals, transportation, and international health insurance*)||$5,300|
|International and domestic airfare (included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Hotel Accommodation (including daily breakfasts - included in Program Fee)||$0|
|Passport and Photos||$160|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc.)||$400|
|Meals (lunches and dinners not included in the Program Fee)||$500|