Program Overview 

The program includes a short course held during the spring 2018 term followed by the field visit to London, England immediately following in summer.  This program includes a research, application, and social learning component.  The students will learn about the culture, customs, politics, college level education and history as well as business and entrepreneurship in England. Research focus is on small business and entrepreneurship, marketing, media and advertising.

London has the history, location, diversity, population, international and cosmopolitan outlook that can be matched by very few, if any, cities in the world. This will give you the incredible opportunity to learn a great deal in a concentrated amount of time. As well as the academic learning, London offers so much in terms of tourist activity that is readily accessible.
In England, the study group will look at how England’s thriving small business community, and entrepreneurial ventures are expanding rapidly with the help and assistance of numerous colleges and universities. This expansion is impacting local economies and its impact on infrastructure, life styles and basic human needs. 
Working with London businesses and international businesses with the assistance of Kings College and the University of South Bank marketing and entrepreneurial departments.  The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship study group will explore how England’s entrepreneurial opportunities and ventures differ from those in the US. The group will study how the rules and regulations of the European Union impacts the ordinary everyday small business in England today but how these may change due to the UK’s vote to withdraw from the EU. 
The overall intent of this study is to see how small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures are founded, and impact the local economies throughout London and the surrounding area.  You will meet with small business owners and students who are engaged in developing entrepreneurial ventures with the assistance of university incubator programs as well as commercial incubators and think tanks.
You will have the opportunity to explore numerous small business operations including tours of local and international businesses, high technology as well as blue collar business. We will also look at the impact of expansion of the arts in England, and incubator operations both commercial and university sponsored.

Faculty Led Poster_London 2018.pdf

Course Information

BMGT 465 or 292. Entrepreneurship & Marketing in London. 3 credits. Spring Term
  • On-campus course instruction: January-May
  • Immersion experience abroad with faculty and classmates: May 20-June 3

Dates Abroad

May 20-June 3, 2018


Students will stay in shared apartments, with kitchen facilities available.


Welcome group meal and farewell group meal included.  All other meals are the responsibility of the student.

Program Costs 

$3,260 + International Airfare, Tuition included in Spring Term
  • Program fee includes international health insurance, lodging, welcome and farewell meals, cultural activities, in-country transportation, and more

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for financial aid.

Refer to the following Financial Aid Faculty Led Study Abroad Budget Sheets to assist in your financial planning.  If you intend to apply for financial aid, bring a copy of the Financial Aid Budget Sheet to the Office of Financial Aid Services as soon as possible:


Faculty LeaderProfessor Mike Gold
Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Application Deadline

  • Apply first through JJCBE by November 1, 2017
After acceptance through JJCBE, apply through the Office of International Programs by Friday, December 15, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

  • For Business Majors:
    • Formal admission to the JJCCBE
    • Junior Standing
    • 3.0 GPA
  • For Non-Business Majors:
    • Advisor Approval
    • Junior Standing
    • 3.0 GPA
  • Dean of Students Disciplinary Clearance
  • Consent of Faculty Leader

MSU Faculty Led Program Application Process

Prior to starting your application, it is recommended to meet with Faculty Leader and/or Faculty Led Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.  Visit the Study Abroad website for Drop-In Advising Hours and to Schedule a Faculty Led Advising Appointment.
  1. Click here to apply online through My Global Connection.  A complete application includes: 
    • $300 Faculty Led Application Fee
    • Official Transcript
    • Acknowledgement of Faculty Led Participation and Pre-Departure Requirements
    • Additional Application Information
    • Faculty Led Application Short Essay
    • FERPA Information
    • Health History Form
    • Passport Information
  2. Complete an interview with the Faculty Leader and the Faculty Led Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs.
  3. Upon program acceptance, confirm participation and complete Post-Acceptance Application Materials in My Global Connection.
Note: Following program acceptance, attendance of the Faculty Led Pre-Departure Orientation and Travel Health and Safety is mandatory.  Specific orientation date and times to be announced.


Study Abroad Team
Office of International Programs
(406) 994-7151


Have questions? Click to see drop-in advising hours.


Language of Instruction: English


Minimum Class Elligibility: Junior

Minimum GPA: 3


Housing Options: Lodgings


Program Type: Faculty Led

Subjects Available

  September 15, 2018