Finland and Russia - Spring 2009

Economic Competitiveness and Leadership
International Field Study to Finland and Russia
May 2009


This graduate and undergraduate (LLSP/honors) finance/management course explored the theme of 'Economic Competitiveness and Leadership.' Seventeen Lubin graduate and undergraduate Lubin Leaders and Scholars students travelled to Helsinki, Finland and to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Led by Dr. Michael Szenberg and Dr. Eric Kessler, the course focused on the international business and financial markets and evaluated the associated risks and benefits within the framework of changing global economic conditions, devoting special attention to Europe and regional integration. The students had the opportunity to meet with political and business leaders to learn more about the business culture in Finland and Russia. Business visits included Sitra, Citibank, The American Chamber of Commerce, Corning, Gamma Manufacturing Company, and The New Economic School. Several key cultural visits such as the Hermitage were also included.

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Lubin students outside Sitra headquarters in Helsinki, Finland (top) and in Red Square, Moscow (bottom)
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