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UVA Commerce: Investing in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities (COMM 4589)
Frankfurt, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Zurich, Switzerland (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 15-FEB-2018 25-FEB-2018 13-MAY-2018 27-MAY-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 1. Accepted students will need to arrive in London on May 13, and depart from Frankfurt on May 27.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
Commerce
Program Description:
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UVA Commerce
Investing in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
COMM 4589
(3 credits)


This finance course focuses on the challenges and the opportunities of investing in Europe in the face of several macroeconomic headwinds, including Brexit-induced economic union risk, uncertain ECB monetary policies, banking sector stresses, and demographic changes. Through a series of company visits, group discussions, and executive presentations over two weeks in Europe’s three main financial centers of London, Frankfurt, and Zurich, these headwinds will be explored. In a broader context, the historical and cultural aspects of the role of a unified Europe will also be studied.

This 3-credit Global Commerce Immersion course is open to all students, but preference will be given to Commerce students, pre-Commerce students, and those with a background in Economics, Math, Engineering, or Foreign Affairs. Students in the Commerce School can apply these credits toward the Global Commerce Track or as a Commerce elective.

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Info Session
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. in  Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 225

Locations
The course spends two weeks visiting companies in the three financial centers of Europe—London, UK; Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich, Switzerland. The program begins in London, spending the first week there before traveling to Zurich. The program will conclude in Frankfurt, from which students will depart on May 27. Students must provide their own transportation to and from Europe, but all travel between locations during the program is included in the program fee.

Romer Square, Frankfurt

Syllabus and Itinerary
2017 Summer: COMM 4589 Investing in Europe Syllabus

Program Director
Patrik Sandås (patriks@virginia.edu) is an Associate Professor of Finance. His current research focuses on the importance of transparency in securities markets, the interaction between speed and efficiency in securities markets, and how prevalent latency arbitrage is in faster markets. He currently teaches courses in investments and principles of securities trading and has taught courses in trading and markets, market microstructure, corporate finance, econometrics, and empirical methods. Professor Sandås was a research affiliate of the Institute for Financial Research in Stockholm (SIFR) and a Riksbanken Visiting Professor from 2012 to 2016. Before joining the McIntire faculty in 2005, Professor Sandås was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a visiting economist at the New York Stock Exchange. His paper "How Subprime Borrowers and Mortgage Brokers Shared the Pie" won a best paper award at the Auckland Finance Meeting in 2013.

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Cost
Please refer to the "Budget Sheets" link in the information header of this page for a breakdown of tuition, program, and travel costs.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Limmat River, Zurich

McIntire School of Commerce
Information about all McIntire School of Commerce Global Programs can be found here