Banking, Finance & Social Responsibility Program in Switzerland

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Examine macroeconomics and the global finance system through the lens of social justice and the ethics of sustainable business.

Major topics of study include:
-International banking and reforms and markets within internationals financial systems
-Solidarity economies, microfinance, and sustainable financing and sustainable business
-Islamic banking
-Financial intermediation systems and risk
-Financial globalization, financial crises, and social responsibility
-Ethics of banking, financial policy, tax avoidance, and market pressure

You can choose to complete an internship during the last five weeks of this program. For this internship, you will be placed with a local Swiss organization where you will gain real work experience related to the program’s theme and develop professional skills you can use in your career.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fun, Relaxing, Educational - great experience all around!

I really enjoyed my study abroad experience! The academic coursework was interesting but not stressful, so students were able to take a lot of time to explore the local culture and travel. My favorite part of the program was the 2-week excursion in Greece, during which students were able to interact with Greeks, explore the country and culture in detail, and otherwise have fun! Overall, would highly recommend this program for students who are looking to explore Switzerland, learn more about sustainability in finance, and take a break from coursework in the United States.

What would you improve about this program?
Some of the academic coursework could have been better organized or condensed.