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Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing 

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental application requirements are solicited upon receipt of API application
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 credits per session (up to 6 total)

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API during the summer will be able to take international business courses in English in one of Europe’s up-and-coming “hot” destinations. Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits. Students may combine two sessions in order to earn up to 6 credits for their program. The sessions may be combined as follows: sessions 1 and 2, or sessions 2 and 3.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE).

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students select one course per session for 3 semester credits.

Trends in Digital Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of Digital Marketing, an area of increasing relevance for marketers in all areas of activity. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand de digital marketing scope and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy. Theory and practice will be combined with various case studies coming from many different sectors and geographies. Based on the learnings, students will have the opportunity to develop a project to be presented at the end of the course, with the best group being announced in a final ceremony.

Entrepreneurial Finance

The objective of this course is for students to learn and use the key concepts and techniques that involve the investment and the financing decisions in a company/investment project. Students will learn to measure value added and identify the key variables to create value.

At the end of the course, students should be ableto:

  • Prepare, understand and articulate the different financial statements;
  • Use the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value;
  • Determine the cost of equity and debt;
  • Understand the importance of the capital structure for the value added, and identify and understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Corporate Negotiation and Influence

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence to achieve goals in corporate contexts. At the end of the course, the participants will manage the concepts and basic elements of negotiation and influence in intra-organizational and inter-organizational contexts; identify and know how to manage the negotiation steps in a win-win perspective; to acknowledge and explore corporate cooperation opportunities, and to identify and use negotiation and influence tactics.

Trends in Digital Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of Digital Marketing, an area of increasing relevance for marketers in all areas of activity. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand de digital marketing scope and coordinate digital marketing strategy with business strategy. Theory and practice will be combined with various case studies coming from many different sectors and geographies. Based on the learnings, students will have the opportunity to develop a project to be presented at the end of the course, with the best group being announced in a final ceremony.

Entrepreneurial Finance

The objective of this course is for students to learn and use the key concepts and techniques that involve the investment and the financing decisions in a company/investment project. Students will learn to measure value added and identify the key variables to create value.

At the end of the course, students should be ableto:

  • Prepare, understand and articulate the different financial statements;
  • Use the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value;
  • Determine the cost of equity and debt;
  • Understand the importance of the capital structure for the value added, and identify and understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Corporate Negotiation and Influence

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to better understand and use negotiation and influence to achieve goals in corporate contexts. At the end of the course, the participants will manage the concepts and basic elements of negotiation and influence in intra-organizational and inter-organizational contexts; identify and know how to manage the negotiation steps in a win-win perspective; to acknowledge and explore corporate cooperation opportunities, and to identify and use negotiation and influence tactics.

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand brand fundamentals, brand management scope and identify characteristics of leading brands
  • Understand and develop brand strategy elements, co-ordinated with business strategy
  • Understand how to coordinate brand strategy with brand expression, marketing communications, applicationsdevelopment and implementation.

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This program focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management and innovation.

At the end students are expected to:

  • Discuss the knowledge society and economy
  • Understand the concept and the nature of organizational knowledge
  • Learn about Knowledge Management
  • Discuss the relationship between strategic knowledge management and innovation5. Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Differentiate Leadership Theories (Traits Theory; Great Events Theory; Situational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Transformational Leadership)
  • The Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman) – Leadership that gets results (how to use the different styles of effective leadership)
  • The eight-stage process of creating major change (Phillip Koter)

International Financial Management

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

International Tourism and Hospitality Management

In this course, students will gain a greater appreciation of the key issues:

  • Develop an awareness of international tourism and hospitality marketing and research to progress with confidence.
  • Develop critical and analytical skills.
  • Improve the skills required in preparing and presenting written and oral materials.
  • Actively participate in discussion and debate over contemporary issues in international tourism and Hospitality Marketing

International Financial Reporting

The main aim is of this course to develop skills to analyze and compare financial statements prepared by companies from different countries around the world. The participants are introduced to different international conceptions of accounting rules and procedures and the mechanisms of harmonization.

Brand Management and Marketing Communications

This course aims to combine a perspective of brand management and marketing communications with a strong practical focus, reflected on an extensive scrutiny of contemporary cases, across a variety of sectors and geographies.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand brand fundamentals, brand management scope and identify characteristics of leading brands
  • Understand and develop brand strategy elements, co-ordinated with business strategy
  • Understand how to coordinate brand strategy with brand expression, marketing communications, applicationsdevelopment and implementation.

Leadership and Strategic Knowledge

This program focuses on how students become effective knowledge agents by addressing the importance of leadership, knowledge management and innovation.

At the end students are expected to:

  • Discuss the knowledge society and economy
  • Understand the concept and the nature of organizational knowledge
  • Learn about Knowledge Management
  • Discuss the relationship between strategic knowledge management and innovation5. Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Understand The case for change – Aspiration; Anticipation; Desperation
  • Differentiate Leadership Theories (Traits Theory; Great Events Theory; Situational Leadership; Transactional Leadership; Transformational Leadership)
  • The Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman) – Leadership that gets results (how to use the different styles of effective leadership)
  • The eight-stage process of creating major change (Phillip Koter)

International Financial Management

The globalization of trade and finance as a consequence of the great advances in information technologies, transportation, and communications, during the last century, has introduced a dramatic new commercial reality for the world citizens. This transformation of the world market economy has important implications for business, which we will analyze in this course Students will be able to examine the trade theories, policies, and instruments of international commerce and finance, as well as consider trade integration. Course content also focuses on the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payments and institutions of international trade. Macro policies in open economies, such as flexible exchange rates and the nature of foreign exchange markets, risk and hedging transactions will be examined. Theories and policies of foreign direct investment and political risk are also considered.

International Tourism and Hospitality Management

In this course, students will gain a greater appreciation of the key issues:

  • Develop an awareness of international tourism and hospitality marketing and research to progress with confidence.
  • Develop critical and analytical skills.
  • Improve the skills required in preparing and presenting written and oral materials.
  • Actively participate in discussion and debate over contemporary issues in international tourism and Hospitality Marketing

International Financial Reporting

The main aim is of this course to develop skills to analyze and compare financial statements prepared by companies from different countries around the world. The participants are introduced to different international conceptions of accounting rules and procedures and the mechanisms of harmonization.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation

This course is designed to introduce the participants to the management of cross-cultural differences and leadership in the globalized world by being effective in communication and negotiation.

Therefore, the learning goals are:

  • To understand key influences of culture in human behavior, in the workplace and at the individual relationship level, and also in international setting;
  • To enhance individual intercultural competence to efficiently interact – communicate and negotiate – with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • To develop critical thinking ability and problem-solving skills through experiential classes.”

Economic Diplomacy

In this course, students are expected to understand the principles and specificities of economic diplomacy. The learning experience is geared toward developing the skills needed to engage contemporary globalization dynamics and to acquire the capabilities for effective negotiation in international settings.

Globalization and International Business

In this course, the students must learn how to identify the main opportunities and risks brought by foreign markets entry, both in the framework of decision making and search for research topics in this field.

Innovation and Creativity in Marketing

Over 3 weeks students will deep dive into the world of innovation and creativity in marketing. They will be asked to create and propose an innovation project based on three real-life challenges that they will experience. At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the de-innovation scope, co-ordinate innovation with business strategy and be able to manage the innovation cycle.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • ISCTE features prestigious AACSB and AMBA business-accreditations

Faculty

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    Carlos Loureiro

    Carlos Loureiro will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Lisbon programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

API students in Lisbon live in furnished student apartments with other API participants and/or international students. All accommodations are within a 20-minute commute from the university via public transportation. Most apartments have single rooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.

Students are responsible for providing their own meals as these are not included in the program fee.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer Combined Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 $8,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer Combined Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 $8,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 3 Jul 19, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 $4,580 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019