Do you dream of building your career in the corporate world? Expand your ability to analyze international business from a European perspective, gaining hands-on experience from business cases and professionals.
Boost your resume by consulting with businesses and presenting solutions on real-life cases
Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to meet with leaders and decision makers in key business clusters, using their insights to build your projects
Learn how to best articulate your enhanced cross-cultural leadership skills with DIS career workshops on international internships, resume building, and interviewing skills, as well as network with local professionals at DIS Career Night
This program is right for you if you are a student in business, economics, finance, marketing, management, or related disciplines, with a strong interest in acquiring business knowledge and skills from an international perspective.
Through business visits, case studies, and lectures, you will come to understand the European business environment and how it differs from the U.S. You will learn how companies are impacted by local business environments – a key skill in international business. A major element of the course is working with a business on a sponsored project and presenting a solution to the company at the end of the semester.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Berlin-Prague or London or Helsinki-Riga
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: A microeconomics course, and either a macroeconomics or business course at university level.
In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers.
Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world
Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio
Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods
Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Architecture Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of Danish and Scandinavian building culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits.
Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design; a perfect core course if you might pursue a graduate degree in architecture.
Spring Only, 6 Credits
Interior Architecture Studio: You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, use of daylight, colors, and functional solutions, and through solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems within the Danish context. Adaptive re-use and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you will engage.
Interior Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the interior architecture and design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree.
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Urban Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Project-based assignments will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
Urban Design Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS
All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring)
All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio:
Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level.
Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level.
How are security threats defined and responded to in a changing Europe? Explore the complexity of European security and intelligence dilemmas.
Meet with academic and military experts, as well as politicians to discuss how current incidents and events are framed in a security discourse
Participate in a simulation game as a European decision maker, and gain hands-on experience in interpreting complex intelligence as you formulate responses to acute security threats
Travel with your class and faculty on course-integrated study tours to gain in-depth knowledge by meeting with security analysts and policymakers
This program is right for you if you study international relations, political science, global studies, or are interested in understanding how a changing Europe responds to a wide range of security threats
Europe is under pressure and what constitutes a security threat is changing, too: a larger Russian presence in the region and increased risk of terrorism, but also fundamentalist and right-wing tendencies, the risk of pandemics, cyber terrorism, and European governments struggling to respond in unison to increasing numbers of refugees. Drawing on European schools of thought within international security studies, this course explores current intelligence and security dilemmas in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: An international relations or political science course at university level.