Preskoči na vsebino




Virtual part: 6 September 2024
Physical part:
9 September–14 September 2024
Organisation: Faculty of Economics and Business
Venue: Maribor, Slovenia


SUSTAINABILITY is becoming an increasingly important direction in business operations. It is rooted in the negative consequences of the neo-liberal development paradigm in the world and the calls for sustainable development by international organisations and national governments. The latter implies that countries, organisations, and individuals focus on achieving economic prosperity and positively impacting the natural environment and society.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS involves interactions and business activities between many countries, companies, and stakeholders. Companies are responding to calls to implement sustainability in their business practices with varying degrees of commitment; some incorporate aspects of all three pillars of sustainability (economic, social, environmental) into their international business practices, while others focus on just one or two. Different types of companies offer many examples of good practices in this area.

The current turbulent global environment represents levers for much-needed transformations of business activities or entire corporate business models towards sustainability and opportunities to reverse harmful socio-economic trends and increase the international competitiveness of countries and companies.

   – Do you know how companies in the manufacturing and service industries can achieve competitive advantages by implementing sustainability in their international business?

   – Do you know the best practices for well-known multinational companies from different industries in integrating sustainability into their international business?

   – Do you know how companies’ international supply chains can be more environmentally and socially responsible?

   – Do you know good practices for integrating sustainability into international marketing communications?

   – Do you know good practices in sustainable international tourism?

   – Do you know what national support mechanisms and types of EU funding are available to integrate sustainability aspects into international business?


Apply for the International Summer School and gain insights into the sustainability aspects of international business!


UM FEB 2024 International Summer School Brochure

UM FEB 2024 International Summer School Programme


Early applications: until 31 May 2024

Deadline: 24 June 2024

Step 1: Before applying, students should send to

Step 2: Students apply at Instructions are available here.

Step 3: Accepted students will receive confirmation of their acceptance (Acceptance Letters) and a pre-completed Learning Agreement by 28 June 2024.

NOTE: After the summer school, students will receive certificates of attendance. This Summer School is a one-week intensive program, so students will not receive grades.



There is no tuition fee for the International Summer School »Sustainability in International Business« 2024.

Students cover the travel and accommodation costs from the ERASMUS+ BIP grant.

The University of Maribor covers the costs of at least one meal a day and the expenses of attending social events within the International Summer School Programme.

The University of Maribor will accommodate students in Student Dormitory Tyrševa in Maribor. The price of a stay in a dormitory will be 100 EUR for the whole duration of the International Summer School. Students will pay the cost of their accommodation upon check-in.


Romana Korez Vide, PhD, Assoc. Prof., International Summer School Coordinator

Sanja Kocijan, MSc, Head of FEB International Office

The summer school is organised as an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme (BIP). Students attending the summer school are entitled to Erasmus+ funding. Read more about financial support here and contact your International Relations Office at your home university.