SU Abroad announced the establishment of a management concentration at the SU Strasbourg Center beginning in Fall 2014. Clint Tankersley, associate professor of marketing at the Whitman School of Management, will be starting up the program and teaching two courses, EEE 370: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises and SOM 354: Managing in a Global Setting, in Strasbourg. He has structured the courses with an emphasis on green capitalism and eco-friendly business practices in Europe. Previously, Tankersley piloted the management concentration at the SU Florence Center.
Located at the crossroads of Europe, Strasbourg is an international hub for business as well as diplomacy. It sits on the border of Europe’s two largest markets, France and Germany, and is also very close to the two powerhouses of European banking: Switzerland and Luxembourg. Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace, one of France’s top exporting regions and home to more than 1,200 foreign companies. A pioneer in cross-border cooperation, Alsace, together with its partner regions in Germany and Switzerland, is at the forefront of developing new models of business sustainability, also known as “green capitalism.”
In addition to the two new courses taught by Tankersley, students interested in the management concentration will find that existing course ECN/INB 366: Economic Policies of the European Union and the Strasbourg internship program fit their academic needs.