Course Description

British Life and Business

Did you know London has more international banking institutions than any other city in the world?  Have you ever wondered how this business culture within a vastly multicultural environment is defined by issues that relate to history, politics, and even the monarchy?  Students who take this course will gain a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be British all while discovering the impact this small nation’s business culture has on the rest of the world.

Upon completion of this course students will achieve an understanding of British culture and life in a business context.  Students will be able to fully grasp the significance of the British Empire in the development of multiculturalism, as well as the country’s impact on the development of business and trade.  Topics will include the cultural impact on organizational decision making, negotiations, human resource management, and business functions, such as marketing.

Past Co-curricular activities

  • Olympic Site Tour
  • The Fuller’s Brewery
  • Canary Warf and Docklands
  • A Brick Lane Meal


An MP3 player is required for the course. Any MP3 player is suitable including an iPod, smart phone, etc. If you do not have access to an MP3 player then you should purchase a basic version for use during this course.