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Faculty-Led: International Experience in Human Resource Management
Budapest, Hungary (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Summer Intersession 2019 04/15/2019 ** 05/19/2019 06/01/2019

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
International Experience in Human Resource Management
Budapest, Hungary


Professor(s) Name: Deborah Knapp and Diane DeRubertis
Total Estimated Cost: $4700 (not including tuition)
Eligibility:  Sophomore standing
Course: MIS 34187: International Experience in Human Resource Management
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates:   May 19th-June 1st, 2019
Departmental Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 (please contact Dr. Knapp or Diane DeRubertis for more information)
OGE Application deadline: April 15, 2019


Course Name: International Experience in Human Resource Management

Location(s):  Budapest, Hungary

KSU Sponsoring College:  College of Business Administration

Course Description:  
Students travel abroad to gain exposure to human resource management as it is practiced in different cultures. Through study and interaction with human resource professionals in foreign cultures, students learn about the globalization of business and how it influences various human resource management functions and initiatives.
Course Goals & Objectives: The purpose of this course is to provide students with firsthand exposure to how human resource management (HRM) is conducted internationally. Students will learn the similarities and differences in HRM functions in a foreign culture. Students will also gain an improved understanding concerning the impact that culture and cultural differences have on HRM in global businesses. Through instructor briefings, visits to international businesses and organizations, and cultural excursions, students will be exposed to first-hand knowledge concerning the operation of the HRM function overseas and how it assists global organizations in meeting their short- and long-term objectives.


When: May 19-June 1, 2019

Saturday May 19th           
  • Leave Cleveland or Hometown and fly to Budapest Airport (BUD)
Sunday May 20th              
  • Arrive Budapest airport, bus to Hotel
  • Group Lunch
  • Danube Sightseeing River Cruise
  • Group Dinner                                                
Monday May 21th            
  • City Walking & Bus Tour with Tour of Parliament
  • Lunch on Own
  • Visit to Emerson                                             
Tuesday May 22th            
  • Visit to Proctor and Gamble
  • Lunch on Own
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
Wednesday May 23th     
  • Visit to Industrial Park of Local Hungarian Businesses
  • Group Lunch
  • Tour of Roman Ruins                        
Thursday May 24th          
  • Visit to Sara-Lee
  • Visit Corvinus University of Budapest with Guest Lecture                                             
Friday May 25th                
  • Independent Travel
Monday May 27st             
  • Arrive in Budapest Monday by 3:00
Monday May 27st             
  • City Tour to Hero’s Square
  • Lunch on Own
  • Visit Alcoa                                              
Tuesday May 28nd            
  • Visit to Microsoft
  • Group Lunch
  • Visit to Pfizer                                               
Wednesday May 29th     
  • US Embassy
  • Lunch on Own
  • Visit to Johnson & Johnson                                              
Thursday May 30th          
  • Visit to HP
  • Lunch on Own
  • Opera House                                            
Friday May 31th               
  • Visit to GE
  • Lunch on Own
  • Castle Walk in Buda
  • Closing Dinner                                               
Saturday June 1st             
  • Travel from Budapest to Home
Post-Departure Meeting



Your grade comprises five components: trip journal (40%), final paper (40%), questions for business presenters (10%), participation (5%) during visits, attendance at mandatory meetings (5%).

Participation and Attendance
1. Students must attend pre- and post-departure briefings.

2. Students must attend all mandatory briefings, seminars, and other activities as described in the class daily itinerary (which will be provided approximately two weeks prior to departure).

3. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions during and following visits to businesses and organizations. To that end, each student must prepare 2-3 written questions and submit them to the instructor the day prior to each visit to a foreign business.

Trip Journal:
Each student will keep a DETAILED journal summarizing daily events, meetings with businesses and organizations, and cultural experiences during the trip. The journal will assist students in preparing their final paper.

Final Paper:
Using the information provided by their journals, each student will complete a paper summarizing the trip, which will be graded for writing style, content, and clarity of presentation. The paper will include:

A discussion of each business visit including a detailed summary of the important points made by the presenter(s). Although students may use information available from other sources (e.g., the internet), such information (with appropriate citations) should only be used as a supplement to the information provided during each visit;

A discussion of each cultural activity detailing the student’s observations and describing the import of the visit to the student’s understanding of the cultural perspectives of the Hungarian people. Also, students should provide their observations about the impact of culture and cultural differences on the perspectives and policies on human resource management policies and procedures;

A summary of the trip’s impact on students’ personal growth in understanding different cultural perspectives and their view of the global businesses. This may include what you learned about yourself as an international traveler, what your found surprising about the country and its culture, and how well you adapted to that culture.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Maximum Capacity: 30 students


Hotel accommodations will be provided with private baths.  You will room with 1 other KSU student.  All breakfasts and a few lunches/dinners are included in the cost all remaining lunches and dinners are out-of-pocket expenses while abroad. 

Please make sure to visit the CDC website and check the required and suggested vaccinations to ensure that you have proper immunizations for your destination(s) before you depart.
Please make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.

Program Fee: $2600 (includes hotel, ground transportation, breakfasts and a few dinners, entrance into planned itinerary cultural visits and business visits)

Estimated Expenses: $2100 (estimated for airfare, other meals outside the program fee, independent travel and personal expenses)

Tuition (3-credit hours): Please see for current tuition rates

Total Estimated Cost: $4700 + Tuition

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education and for College of Business Administration students through the CoBA International Programs Office 


Application deadline(s):
Departmental Application deadline: January 15, 2019
OGE Application deadline: April 15, 2019
Payment deadline: TBA
Withdrawal deadline: TBA 


Faculty name(s): Deborah Knapp & Diane DeRubertis
Office: College of Business Administration
           Department of Management & Information Systems
           BSA A424 & A422
Telephone:  330.283.6081 (Knapp MOBILE)   
                    330.672.1149 (DeRubertis OFFICE)


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