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Education Abroad Office

Exploring Hidden Champions

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lyon, Zurich
Country: France, Switzerland
Term: Maymester
Faculty and Staff: Marc Van Essen

Course: IBUS 750

Dates: 05/09/2021 - 05/19/2021

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The aim of this study abroad course is to provide students with practical and theoretical insights into hidden champions of Europe. There are about 2,700 extremely successful companies around the world that are referred to as “hidden champions” and roughly 60% of them are in Europe. In contrast to large, publicly listed companies, most people have never even heard their names. Within their own industries, they are known, admired or even feared, but they are rarely the subject of media reports. 

Application deadline: March 1

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