Nordic Business Faculty-Led

Travel to Finland with a base in Helsinki for 4 weeks with Management professor Daria Panina and earn 6 credit hours of course work!

Students will develop cross-cultural communication skills and gain valuable on-site knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in Europe’s business environment. This program incorporates corporate and institutional visits and group cultural excursions in Helsinki, Finland, and Tallin, Estonia.

Program Details

Program Dates

May 20 – June 19, 2022

Application Deadline

November 2021


  • Open to business majors/minors
  • Junior (U3) or senior (U4) classification
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Attend all spring 2022 pre-departure meetings



Program Courses

  • MGMT/IBUS 450: International Environment of Business
  • IBUS 456: European Business & Integration (through IBUS 301 course)

Estimated Cost

TBD (see breakdown of expenses below)

Nordic Estimated Expenses

Administrative fees for EA and CIBS (billed to Howdy)$500
Program fee* (billed to Howdy)TBD
Round-trip airfare to Finland (billed to Howdy)$1,500
A&M tuition (6 credit hours)Part of summer tuition
Passport fees$110
Meals (not included in program fee)$800
Personal expensesVaries
Total Estimated ExpensesTBD
*Program fee includes accommodation, in-country travel, some meals, corporate and cultural visits.


November 1, 2021

Nordic Business faculty-led program application deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of program acceptance through their A&M email address.

Confirm Participation

Once acceptance email has been received, the selected participant must return to their Education Abroad Portal application and confirm their participation or withdraw their application by the CIBS deadline.

Confirmed participants must pay the $500 administrative fee accessible through Howdy. Failure to pay the deposit by the CIBS deadline indicated in the acceptance email will result in withdrawal from the program.

The remaining program charges will be billed during the spring 2022 semester and tuition for the course will be billed in May 2022. Installment plans can be utilized if enrolled before the SBS deadline.

January 2022

Students must pay the Nordic program fee of TBD.

February – April 2022

Students must attend all mandatory pre-departure meetings to discuss program details and prepare for your Nordic experience. Meeting details will be shared via email by Dr. Panina.

February 1, 2022

University-Wide Scholarship application deadline for winter programs (applications open on October 15, 2021). Visit to apply to all eligible scholarships and financial aid.

If your FAFSA is current, you may request an Education Abroad Financial Aid Request Form from CIBS and meet with the Scholarships & Financial Aid office to request funding for the program.

Mid-February 2022

Students must pay the roundtrip airfare fee of approximately $1,500.

May 2022

Students must pay A&M tuition fees for 6 credit hours. Failure to pay fees by A&M deadline will result in being dropped from the courses by the Registrar’s Office.

May 20, 2022

Depart for Finland! Study the international business environment and learn how to conduct business in the European Union through classroom instruction, corporate visits and cultural excursions in Europe.


For questions, please contact the CIBS office at or (979) 845-5234.