June 19 - July 10, 2017

View the program flyer here.

PURPOSE

To provide a stimulating program which  includes a series of comprehensive lectures on aspects of international business by faculty experts; consultations and Question & Answer sessions with business and political leaders. Site tours of prominent London businesses, companies and industries. Participants connect with King’s student peers for an authentic Canadian experience engaging in local cultural activities and day trips to popular attractions including Niagara Falls (one of the world’s natural wonders) and Toronto (business capital of Canada).

LEARNING COMPONENTS

The program includes:

  • A series of lectures by faculty experts delivered in a number of different pedagogies:  traditional lectures, interactive workshops, group work and the case study approach
  • A series of sessions by business leaders who will share their expertise within the global commerce context as well as their “real world” experiences
  • Full day workshops (4) focused on business skills
  • A series of skills sessions
  • Site visits (4) of industry and business

INSTRUCTION HOURS: 84 hours in total

24 lecture hours

  • 8 political or business seminar hours
  • 24 full day workshops hours
  • 16 skill sessions hours
  • 4 preparation hours for final presentation
  • 8 hours of attendance and presentation for final assessments

LEARNING ASSESSMENTS

  • Attendance at lectures, workshops, site visits, business or skill talks and skill sessions
  • Participation in all learning activities
  • Preparation and participation of final presentation
  • Report to home university

King's will provide documentation of the program for credit appraisals to partner universities for student records.

WHO IS THE PROVIDER:  King’s University College at Western University has extensive experience in providing excellent academic programs to international students.  King’s outstanding reputation is based on small classes lead by excellent teachers who are renowned scholars.  The wonderful teaching environment is supported with experiential learning.  The campus is well equipped in technology and academic, research and residential facilities and complimented by the extensive resources of the world class Western University located only minutes away.  King’s is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood.  

WHERE:  London is recognized as an educational hub in Canada.  Students love London as a safe, green, lively city located close to Toronto and Niagara Falls.  London has a vibrant cultural life and is blessed with a diverse population representing a wide range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The London region has a wide range of business activity in manufacturing, industry, infrastructure development, technology transfer, financial and insurance personal services, intellectual property licensing amongst others.

A RANGE OF FACULTY EXPERTISE:

  • Dr. Glen Copplestone, Canadian Economic Policy, Investment and Financial Markets
  • Dr. Robert Deane, International Finance
  • Prof. Janice Higgins, J.D.  Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Dr. Trevor Hunter, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Business Environment
  • Dr. Peter Ibbott, Public Finance–Revenue and Expenses
  • Dr.  Allyson Larkin, International Education-Knowledge Exchange or Commodity
  • Prof. Rick Santos, International Commerce
  • Dr. Joseph Turnball, Game Theory in Business Practice
  • Dr. Linda Weber, Cross Cultural Communication in Business
  • Prof Shawna Weingartner, Cross Cultural Organizational Behavior:  Case Method
  • Dr. Ayoub Yousefi, Electronic Commerce in a Global Context

BUSINESS AND POLITICAL LEADERS’ SESSIONS:                    

  • Kapil Lakhotia, Manager, London Economic and Development Corporation
  • Gerry McCartney, President, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Paulo Silva, President, Pan-American Business Consulting
  • Lily Wang, VP International Marketing, Startech Industries
  • Henry Thuss, VP, CIBC Personal Financial Services
  • Michael Seabrook, Manager, London International Airport
  • Vinay Chaudry, President, Maple Leaf EduConnect 
  • Tania Testa, Communications Manager, Trojan Industries
  • Lynn Cram, Vice President, Ellis Don Construction   

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

Costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Airport transfer: pickup and return from Toronto
  • Health Insurance
  • Food and Residence Accommodation (Double Room)
  • Day Excursions to Niagara Falls, Downtown Toronto and Toronto’s Wonderland
  • Local activities and excursions
  • Email and Internet Access
  • Fitness Gym Facilities

Universities who send more than 10 students will be extended a complimentary program (exclusive of airfare) to a faculty member or administrator

 

PROGRAM DEADLINES:

  • Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017  
  • Visa Dedadline: April 30, 2017
  • Payment Deadline: April 15, 2017

We are not accepting applications at this time