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Nordic Countries and Estonia

Program Details

The most effective means of learning about international business and culture is to visit a country, observe business first-hand, and interact with business leaders in that country. Participants will explore Finland's, Estonia's, Sweden's, and Denmark's business and cultural sites to gain a more complete understanding of the unique context for conducting business in foreign countries. This trip provides a unique opportunity to explore those differences while enjoying the beauty of Scandinavia.

Selection Criteria:

All participants will need to be admitted to the MBA program or need to be alumni of the MBA program.

On a limited basis, students from other WSU graduate programs are welcome to attend, as are some qualified undergraduate business majors. Some trip participants may choose to bring along travel partners who are not enrolled in the MBA course.

A great deal of moving is anticipated so there is an expectation of good health.

At least 18 years old.


  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

Program Dates:

June 4, 2019 – June 14, 2019


Cost: $3,599

Deposit: $500

Must be paid in full by May 1, 2019

Pay deposit and all payments to the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning in person or pay over the phone with a credit card at (801) 626-6600. Please, do not pay on campus, all payments need to be made at the Hurst Center.


April 9: Orientation 1 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Davis Campus, Room D2-112
May 10: Orientation 2 - 3:30 - 5:30 pm - Davis Campus, Room TBD
June 4 - Depart from SLC to Helsinki, Finland
June 5 - Day trip to Tallinn, Estonia by Ferry
June 6 - Finnish business visits; guided tour of Helsinki
June 7 - Guided tour to sights in/around Helsinki
June 8 - Business/cultural visits; depart for Stockholm via cruise ship
June 9 - Cultural excursions in Stockholm
June 10 - Swedish business visits
June 11 - Swedish business visits; depart by train/air to Copenhagen, Denmark
June 12 - Cultural visits in Copenhagen
June 13 - Business visits in Denmark; closing dinner
June 14 - Cultural visits in Copenhagen; depart for SLC
August TBD - Post-program dinner and reflection

Academic Courses

Graduate students (must be admitted to MBA or similar):

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University

  • MBA 6520
  • BSAD 4850

Program Directors

Andrea Gouldman, Assistant Professor of Accounting & MBA faculty member. Teaching experience, research, and PhD are based in accounting. Responsible for trip proposal, logistics, planning learning activities, and business, cultural, and geographical visits.

Matthew Mouritsen, Professor of Accounting & MBA Program Director. Teaching experience, research, and PhD are based on information technology and accounting. Responsible for course proposal, syllabus development, Canvas, social media site updates, and a majority of the assessment of students following the trip.

Trip Cancellations

If the trip is canceled, all participants will be refunded. Any refunds for withdrawals from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees and according to the Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates & process may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155 or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.