European Business Strategy: Case StudiesSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Vienna or Helsinki-Tallinn or London
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Business, Management
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Through business visits, case studies, and lectures, you will come to understand the European business environment and how it differs from the U.S. Learn how companies are impacted by local business environments, cultural differences, and trade regulations – a key insight into international business.

We visited some of the most renowned companies in the world and saw inside their day-to-day operations.”

– Kevin, Indiana University


Ralph Cadan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Polit, Copenhagen University, 1988. VP Strategy and Business Development, NETS & MasterCard, 2016-2020. With DIS since 2022.

Leif H. Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.merc. (Copenhagen Business School, 1982). Head of Marketing, Faxe Brewery A/S, 1985-1989. Marketing Director, The Danish Brewery Group A/S, 1990-1996. Sales and Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew, 1997-2007. CEO and Owner, Imexpo. With DIS since 2007.

Daniel Karpantschof Reece

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Laws (International Taxation, St Thomas University Miami, 2005). Founder and Managing Director of Nordeq Management A/S. CEO of the Equinor Group, 2005-2014. Expertise in cross border corporate structuring, private equity, and leadership. With DIS since 2015.

Peter Friis-Mikkelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master in Law (Copenhagen University, 1991). Past Work experience includes: Partner Group Manager (2002-2005) & Business Manager (2005-2008) both at Microsoft DK; VP Sales at ScanJour A/S (2008-2011), VP Sales Europe at Medical Insight A/S (2011-2012). Current Founder/Partner at COO Consulting (2012-). With DIS since 2016.

Katarina Hejrskov

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LLB & Professional Legal Studies (Equivalent of the Danish cand.jur./Masters) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Auckland. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and accredited Mediator & Restorative Justice Facilitator (previously at the NZ Ministry of Justice). Founder and Mediator at Heron Mediation. Co-chair of International Summits at the Elder Mediation International Network and Course Aid & Legal Advisor for the Peace Foundation NZ. Expertise in conflict resolution, restorative justice and leadership. External lecturer of law at AUT Auckland. With DIS since 2021.

Alexandre Quinteiro

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters degree. Treasury Manager, Skyborn Renewables, Feb. 2023 - Oct. 2023. Senior Compliance Consultant, VISA, May 2022 - Jan. 2023. Credit Manager, Arrow Electronics, Nov. 2021-Apr. 2022. Credit Manager, Missionpharma, Sep. 2016 - May 2021. Project Manager, Nordic Power Partners, Dec. 2015 - May 2016. Senior Officer, Saxo Bank, Nov. 2013 - Apr. 2015. Account Manager, Millenniumbcp/ Banco Comercial Português, Apr. 1999 - Dec. 2012. Sales Officer/Coordinator, Abreu Travel Agency, Mar. 1998 - Mar. 1999. With DIS since 2023.