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Stern Around the World in

The Netherlands

MULT-UB 134: Business & Economy of the Netherlands | Explore what makes the Netherlands the country it is today.

Stern Around the World in The Netherlands

This course is designed to familiarize students with the business environment of the Netherlands. In this course we will explore different facets of management, society, politics and the economy in the Netherlands and the impact the country had on modern finance, industry and politics. 

This Spring 2023 semester course takes place in New York. Then from May 21-28, 2023, you will take a class trip** to The Netherlands.

Today the Netherlands is the seventeenth largest economy in the world and the seventh largest in the Europe. Our goal will be to understand what makes the Netherlands it is today. What led to the transformation of the Dutch economy? We will try to understand the impact different historic events and policies have had on the economy, such as the discovery of curing of herring, the discovery of oil and natural gas in the North Sea and the current emphasis on startups and innovation. We will discuss the unique Dutch culture with emphasis on consensus and tolerance and the country’s vulnerability to climate change and the recent rise of populism.

In short, the course is designed to equip you to understand, invest and work in this dynamic country.

**International travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions.  If travel cannot move forward as planned, virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course. The course will not be cancelled.

There is no application required!

  • Enrollment is done through Albert for this course.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served, based on your registration time.
  • If the course fills up, there will be a Waitlist. Set up ‘Edit Swap’ function on Albert to ensure you’re not stuck on the waitlist
  • If you successfully enroll, you will be contacted via email with next steps. See additional details below.
  • This course is only open to NYU Stern students
  • You must have already taken the pre-req of ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics with Algebra or ECON-UB 2 Microeconomics with Calculus in order to take this SAW: Netherlands course 
  • Important Note: Seniors who plan to graduate in May - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the May trip
  • Attending or viewing an Info Session is highly encouraged before enrolling in this course

Course Overview

MULT-UB 134: Business & Economy of the Netherlands
3 credits | Mondays from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Course: Full Semester | Travel: 8 days in the Netherlands or supplemental virtual options if needed
Instructor: Professor Manjiree Jog (mjog@stern.nyu.edu)
Pre-req: You must have already taken the pre-req of ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics with Algebra or ECON-UB 2 Microeconomics with Calculus in order to take this SAW: Netherlands course 

The class is divided into five modules, each one focusing on a specific aspect of Netherlands. In the first module we will discuss the economic history of Netherlands and its impact on the modern business. The second module will discuss the culture and how it impacts the population, policies, politics and business. The third module will be spent studying some of the main industries in Netherlands including services, agriculture, finance, energy and chemicals.  In the fourth module we will discuss some of the challenges the country is currently facing. 

Pending the safety and feasibility of international travel, the last module of this course will include an 8-day May trip to the Netherlands.  If travel cannot move forward as planned, various virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course.

This 3-credit course can count towards:

  • Business Economics Concentration Elective
  • Global Business Concentration
  • Stern General Elective
*Please note: a max of one SAW travel course can be applied per concentration or minor


Eligibility

This course is open to NYU Stern students who meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with Stern and NYU
  • Must be enrolled at Stern in New York City during the semester you take the course
  • You must have already taken the pre-req of ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics with Algebra or ECON-UB 2 Microeconomics with Calculus in order to take this SAW: Netherlands course 
  • Important Note: Seniors who plan to graduate in May - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the May trip
     

Program Timeline

Date Event/Deadline
Week of November 14th

During registration for Spring 2023, you will register yourself via NYU Albert. (Open enrollment with waitlist as long as space remains available). The SAW: Netherlands Team will then email you regarding next steps, including information about the SAW: Netherlands Stern Global Immersion Scholarship award process. All Stern undergraduate students who are registered for this course will be automatically evaluated for the need based SAW: Netherlands Stern Global Immersion Scholarship.

Late-November You will receive an email with next steps - including information on confirming your spot by submitting the program contract along with a copy of your valid passport (see passport information below). 
Late-November Spring NYU Bursar bills post  - will reflect program fee (see "Estimated Expenses" below)
Mid-December You will be notified if you have received a SAW: Netherlands Stern Global Immersion Scholarship. If so it will be automatically applied to your Spring Bursar bill to offset the program fee.
Mid-December Deadline to submit contract with copy of your valid passport
Early January Spring NYU Bursar bills due 
January 23, 2023

The Netherlands class begins in NYC

Early March **Deadline to purchase flights and submit travel information to the SAW: Netherlands team
Early May

In class trip pre-departure session

May 21 - 28, 2023 **Netherlands trip - International travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions. 

**You will arrange your own flights to and from the Netherlands. Please note the required program start and end times and plan your flights accordingly to account for customs and transportation to the hotel.  You must plan to arrive into Amsterdam early enough in the day so that you can check in on time for the official start of the program at the group hotel.  Late arrivals and early departures are not permitted.  You will be expected to stay with the group until the official end of the program. 

Estimated Expenses

Please note: Although you will register for this 3-credit course as part of your Spring schedule, NYU tuition and registration fees do not cover the additional fees for the trip to the Netherlands.

Estimated Expenses
You are Responsible For: Estimated Expenses: Notes:
Housing & Program Fee $2,200

Does not include flight. Limited Global Immersion Awards available (see below).

Round Trip Flight *$900

*Estimate. You will make your own flight arrangements.

Passport Renewal/Visa *$150 – 175

*Estimate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the trip concludes. Visas are not required for US Citizens.  

Vaccinations/Travel Medication *$50 – 200

*Estimate. Vaccinations are not required for US Citizens, though recommended by the CDC.

Personal Expenses *$400 – 500 *Estimate.

The Housing & Program Fee will be required of all participants* (see scholarship info below).  It will be added to your Spring 2023 Bursar bill, which will be due in early January.  Please check the NYU Bursar’s website for the Spring 2023 payment deadline.  Please note: the Housing & Program Fee fee is non-refundable after the Spring drop/add deadline unless the trip is canceled by NYU Stern.

The Housing & Program fee covers:

  • Group hotel in the Netherlands
  • Daily breakfast in hotel, other meals TBD
  • Local transportation
  • Group excursions
     

SAW: Netherlands Stern Global Immersion Scholarship*

All Stern undergraduate students who register for this course will be automatically evaluated for a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship. 

  • This need based award is to help cover the additional travel cost of participating in this program. Awards granted to eligible students will cover up to the cost of the Housing & Program fee for the travel portion of the class.  Following is the SAW: Netherlands Housing & Program fee and (if awarded) the allocation for the air travel (Travel allocation) for Spring 2023:
    • Housing & Program Fee: Netherlands: $2,200
    • Travel allocation (if awarded): Netherlands: $900
           *You will arrange your own flights to and from the Netherlands
  • Students must have a current FAFSA or CSS Profile application on file with NYU to be considered for an award. Students will be notified if they will receive a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship - and if so, the amount - starting in mid-December 2022. 
  • *Note: If you have already received a Global Immersion Scholarship for another SAW short-term program, you will still be automatically considered for a scholarship for this program as well.  However funds are limited and second scholarships cannot be guaranteed. 
     

Passport and Visa Requirements for All Participants

Passports: You must have a passport valid for more than six months beyond the dates of the trip.  More information on how to renew or obtain a U.S. passport can be found on the U.S. Department of State's website. If you are an international student please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  All NYU students are welcome to contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) for assistance as well.

Visas: U.S. passports valid for more than six months beyond the dates of travel do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please consult the Netherlands’s visa requirements.  If you have questions, please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS).

It is your responsibility to apply and receive the appropriate visas for your passport in a timely manner for the trip. Trip Program Fee refunds are not provided if you fail to secure your visa.


Learn More At An Upcoming Info Session!

Info Session #1
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 12:30pm
Tisch Hall, L-101
Info Session #2
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 12:30pm
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