In addition to the regular semester exchange, Mercator School of Management offers a five-week intensive European Business and Economics Program taking place each year between May and June. The Business and Economics Summer Term or as the program is called, the BEST Summer Academy, was designed specifically for upper-classmen and graduate international students and is fully taught in English. Participating students get the opportunity of earning up to 9 transferable US-Credits, while making friends with interesting people from all over the world. The program includes various field trips and company visits, along with a 4-day trip to Berlin and free weekends for touring Europe.

The BEST program aims to increase students’ understanding of international business operations and economic policies in European countries as well as enable students to compare various economic systems and international business practices from a European perspective. Furthermore students attending the BEST program are provided with the opportunity to study business and economic policy issues of present-day Europe and finally, to improve their German language proficiency.

Further Information: BEST Program