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  • Locations: Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer Term 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: None
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: BC Faculty Leader, International Student Coordinator
BC Program Type: BC Summer Program BC Department: CSOM, Management and Leadership
Summer Course Credit Fulfillment: Cultural diversity core Number of Credits: 3
Course Number: MGMT 2265 Program Manager: Shannon Williams
Program Description:
The Program
Our overarching concern will be with moral principles and moral reasoning in a global world and how to do business ethically in this context. But we will use Venice and its history as a touchpoint: Trade made Venice the global city of its heyday and recent theoreticians have pointed to the restriction of access to the market as leading to its decline.  Cultures—East and West, Roman and Venetian—met and clashed in Venice and on the sea but cultures were also in dialogue, witness the splendors of San Marco. Business and government worked out relations sometimes complementary, sometimes competitive.  Each of these sets of themes has its parallel in the current discussions of globalization, ethics and culture.

Program Datesvenice 2016

Arrival in Venice: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Departure from Venice: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Faculty Leader

Prof. Richard Keeley
Senior Associate Dean, Carroll School of Management

This course will emphasize globalization and its consequences for moral reasoning; nations and transnational corporations  and issues of governance and accountability; and emerging issues stemming from information and communications technology when these conflict with state purposes. But I will inflect the course using Venetian history, practices and places.

By the conclusion of the program, a student will:
  • Develop a good, general knowledge of the history of Venice;
  • Appreciate the historical dimensions of globalization;
  • Identify ethical challenges posed to contemporary practice of business and investigate strategies and policies responding thereto;
  • Strengthen abilities to analyze difficult business problems  and present them before a general audience
  • Create, in collaboration with classmates, a study of business and culture within a Venetian sestiere
Draft Syllabus: Globalization, Culture & Ethics_Keeley_DRAFT

Students will be billed for summer programs via their Agora account in early May, and payment is due prior to departure. Any questions related to billing should be directed to Student Services. 

Four separate costs are billed to Agora: 
  • Tuition (3-credit tuition was $2,508) 
  • GeoBlue international health insurance ($50)
  • Program fee ($2,400)
  • Enrollment fee ($45)

Students are responsible for coordinating and paying for their own travel to Venice and budgeting for meals and personal expenses not covered by the program fee. Details on housing and meals is included below.

Please consult our Summer Finances & Scholarships page for additional information on program costs and funding opportunities. 

Housing & Meals

Students will be housed in residence halls at Venice International University on San Servolo with either two or three other students. All students will receive meal vouchers for breakfast and one other meal per weekday. Students should budget for additional food costs.

Cultural Activities
Venice Canal

Most cultural activities will focus on visits around the city of Venice, including the Rialto bridge, Titian sites, Arsenal boat museum and several markets. The program will also include a day trip to Padua.

Travel Information

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Venice. It is strongly recommended that students arrive to Venice Marco Polo Airport the morning of June 3, as group transportation will be provided from the airport to San Servolo during the morning and early afternoon. 

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process please visit the Summer Applications & Admissions page.


Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.

The Office of International Programs reserves the right to update, change, or cancel any BC Summer program without notice due to unexpected events abroad, curriculum, or enrollment issues.

This program is currently not accepting applications.