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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students:
Yes Language coursework offered: No
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Academic Level:
Max credit hours:
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Commerce and Global Communities

About the Program 

This program begins with approximately two weeks in Dublin, Ireland. While Dublin is well-known for its cultural and literary prowess, it also provides fascinating past and present “case studies” of economic boom and bust: from the nineteenth century Potato Famine, to more recently, the 1990’s and early 2000’s, when Ireland became known as the “Celtic Tiger” - until a collapse in the 2008 recession. As Ireland continues efforts to recover, students can compare and contrast those challenges with current economic issues and challenges back home. To supplement and enhance coursework, immersive activities include classes and field trips in and around Dublin before traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland and Manchester, England en route to London, where students will engage in approximately two more weeks of coursework and group activities. London is one of the world’s most important global financial capitals – and one of the most visited, vibrant, culturally diverse cities in the world, with rich histories of people and institutions. Summer 2017 will be a particularly exciting time to study business in the UK, as one year will have passed since the historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union, which will have fascinating implications for local European communities and organizations.


Dublin City Hall1

Curricular Options

All programs and courses listed are tentative and subject to change, depending on student interest. Students may earn up to 10 credit hours per session, and are required to take 7 credit hours per session. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding the eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin.

MIS 301: Information Systems in Organizations (3 Credits)
Survey of theory and applications of computer-based information systems in organizations. The role of information in organizational processes, current information technology, decision support systems, and end-user computing and distributed processing systems. Sophomores are encouraged to take this course during their second term. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207;(ACC 208 or ACC 301, (may be taken as a corequisite)); ECO 203.

MIS 300: Survey of Management Information Systems (3 Credits)
Introduction to management information systems concepts, terminology, purposes, and applications for the non-business student. Not open to students in the School of Business Administration or to those with credit in MIS 301. Permission of department chairperson required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

MGT 301: Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
MGT 300: Survey of Organizational Behavior
(3 Credits)
Survey of management  for non-business  majors. Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only; sophomore standing. (CAP status pending: Crossing Boundaries Inquiry)

HST 378: Immigration History (3 credits)
This course explores the historical context of reasons behind and responses to several main waves of immigration to and from Europe, from the nineteenth century to the present day.  This course draws connections between experiences of immigrants to the ways that local, national, continental, and global conditions shaped and reacted to migration.  Immigrants were pushed and pulled to find work, to escape religious persecution, to pursue political freedoms, to secure human rights, and to cope with forces such as slavery, capitalism, industrialization, famine, colonization, and war.  While the scope of the course focuses on Europe, several of the case studies will focus on examples found in and around London and Dublin. Prerequisite(s): HST 103 or ASI 110 or equivalent.
CAP Status: Advanced Historical Studies; Diversity and Social Justice

UDI 310. MAXIE: Experience (1 Credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded minicourse required of all student participants


Dr. Andrea Zavakos, Lecturer, Management and Marketing, School of Business Administration (Site Coordinator)

Stephen Hall, PMP, Director Center for Project Excellence, MIS, Operations Management and Decision Sciences, School of Business Administration

Dr. Laura Sextro, Lecturer, History Department


Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings).

The schedule for your UDI 220 class is as follows:
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Rike 206
Section Number: UDI 220 – MF
Classes begin the week of March 6, 2017 and last until the end of the semester.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2017, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2014 Participant
the best trip ever

Summer 2013 Participant
The experiences, memories, and lessons are invaluable. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Summer 2015 Participant
Be prepared to study a lot. It's worth it though.

This program is currently not accepting applications.