Learn more about the Bavaria+ Berlin program

June 4 - June 25, 2024

Please Note: Dr. Audretsch is the professor of record for this program, however, the course is co-taught by faculty from three universities and also includes a variety of guest lectures. Dr. Audretsch will teach several lectures, but you should expect to hear from a variety of people.

V482/V582 – Strategic Management in the International Context (3cr.)

This course will center on the strategic management of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on the international context. As internationalization and globalization continue to bring the people, nations, and economies of the world closer and closer together, there are major implications for organizations across all three sectors. These implications manifest both internally and externally to the organization and are best handled through intentional strategic management and planning at all levels of the organization. Examples include digitalization and disruption, demographic change, political upheaval and economic upturns/downturns, among many others. While many tenets of strategic management are commonly known, their application in the international world and workplace are less clear. This course provides students with the opportunity to build foundational knowledge in strategic management and learn what it means for organizations in our global age that operate within and across the three sectors of the economy.

IU Bloomington Undergrads: See how this course counts towards your major/minor at O'Neill here.

Check out the program feature in the University of Augsburg newsletter!

Guided Tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum
Guided Tour of the Documentation Center: Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Guided Tour of the Berlin Inner City
Guided Tour of the Reichstag

Housing in Augsburg, Germany

While studying at the University of Augsburg, you will receive room and board at the centrally located SLEPS Hostel, which is situated in the center of Augsburg. The location is within easy walking distance of the central train station, as well as local tram and bus stops, which you will be using to travel to the campus. In addition, there are several theaters, shopping plazas, bookshops, restaurants, cafes, and a grocery store within close proximity to the hotel. You will live in fully equipped double-occupancy rooms in a modern building. The hotel is secure and frequently patrolled by local police officers on foot patrol. The entire campus is a Wi-Fi zone. In addition, you will have access to a large modern library, study halls, and computer labs in which to study and prepare assignments. 

Housing in Berlin, Germany (Bavaria +)

While staying in Berlin, you will stay in a centrally located hotel within walking distance of public transit, which you can use to travel around town during your free time. The hotel will have Wi-Fi.


You will be provided breakfast everyday. Some additional meals will be provided as appropriate during excursions/field trips. Any remaining meals will be left to your discretion.

Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:

  1. O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
  2. IU Bloomington Tuition

For a full breakdown of estimated cost, see the Bavaria and Berlin fee sheet.

2024 O’Neill in Bavaria + Berlin Program Fee: $2,300

 The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:

  1. A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
  2. The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April

The program fee for this program includes:

  • Lodging
  • Medical insurance
  • Breakfast each day
  • Several group dinners
  • Transportation from Augsburg to Berlin
  • Cultural excursions

Flights are not included in the program fee

IU Bloomington Tuition – 3 credits

The tuition cost for this O’Neill International program is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to Germany/Italy, transportation to and from the airport, food that is not included in the program and other incidentals.


The O’Neill Equal Opportunity Scholarship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

The program will be open to IU undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, as well as graduate students in good standing. Students from across IU will be allowed to apply. The instructor will review student applications and make the final decision on admission to the program.

During the application period (December 1 - February 7) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59 p.m. on February 7.

Detailed application instructions

If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, oio@indiana.edu.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.

—Martin Buber, Austrian-born philosopher