European Financial Crisis:
Athens, Greece
Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 17

Greece is at the epicenter of the European financial crisis.  A lack of fiscal discipline over the course of decades have destroyed the Greek economy, burdened it with unsustainable debt, escalated social unrest and threatens the future of the euro.  Lehigh students and faculty will have an opportunity to study these consequences in the "ground zero" country of Greece.  The immersion experience in Greece will provide insight on the origins of the sovereign debt crisis, prospects going forward and perspectives from financial institutions and companies from Greece, Germany and other European nations resulting in a deeper understanding of how businesses can absorb, and recover from, severe financial disruptions.


Trip dates. The group departs for Athens on Friday, March 8 and will return on Sunday,  March 17. Transportation to and from the airport (EWR) will be provided from Lehigh University.
Class structure. This 3-credit special topics course will be co-taught by Professor Andrew Ward and Professor Paul Brockman and meet regularly throughout the spring semester.
All registrants must be current Lehigh University CBE graduate students  in good academic standing or MBA Alumni. 

Cost & Funding. The cost of this international experience is $3,250 (excluding tuition). This fee covers all ground costs, twin accommodation, airfare, some meals and cultural excursions. Single accommodations are available for a $600 supplement.
Alumni. This opportunity is available to all MBA alumni as part of the MBA Plus program; you are responsible for one-third of tuition, or $950. You may participate via distance or attend classes regularly.