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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Freshman Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Drexel Summer Intensive in Ireland:
Corporate Strategy

Dublin Skyline

Program Overview

This program is offered exclusively to first year students in LeBow College of Business. Students will participate in a spring term hybrid course followed by an Ireland intensive at the start of freshman summer vacation term.

Corporate Strategy in Ireland will enable students to explore business from a global perspective. In a post Brexit world, study in Ireland is extremely relevant. The course includes research on the economic and cultural environment of Ireland.  In Ireland, students will experience the cities of Cork, Waterford, and Dublin where they will engage in academic work with University College of Cork, visit multinational organizations and explore the operation of businesses with international headquarters.  Prior to departure, students will engage in coursework that will study the economic, political and cultural climate in Ireland and Europe and its impact on multi-national corporate strategy.

By participating in this program, students will:

  • Interact with management of international firms, and recognize the impact of overseas operations on organizational outcomes
  • Recognize the impact of Brexit on the European Union, and Ireland’s specific relevance
  • Appreciate similarities and differences in higher education through their interactions with faculty and students from University College of Cork
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills through the discussion and facilitation of site debriefs
  • Understand and appreciate Ireland and its unique culture in the context of global awareness


Eligibility: LeBow first year students with summer 2019 vacation term.

Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for BUSN T280: Corporate Strategy 4 credits as part of their spring term course load. Students must leave room for 4 credits in their credit load when registering for spring term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.

Instructor: Susan Epstein, Clinical Professor, LeBow College of Business

Program CalendarCork Campus Picture

Spring Term: Hybrid pre-departure course with 6 face to face class meetings as well as BBLearn modules and assignments.

Ireland Arrival: June 22, 2019
Ireland Departure: June 29, 2019
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates and are fully responsible for all arrangements on those days.

Itinerary Highlights

Saturday, June 22, 2019 (Arrival)

Group dinner and Orientation
Sunday, June 23, 2019: (Dublin)
Walking tour of Dublin; Group meeting and discussion
Monday, June 24, 2019: (Dublin)      
Croke Park Stadium and Skyline Tour; Guinness Storehouse Tour
Tuesday, June 25, 2019: (Dublin – Travel to Waterford and Cork)
Tour Waterford Crystal Factory and Viking Triangle; Student led debrief and discussion facilitation. 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (Cork)
UCC Faculty Lecture and Introduction to University; Self guided tour of City Center Market and Cork City
Student led debrief and discussion facilitation
Thursday, June 27, 2019 (Cork)
UCC Lecture on multi-national companies in Ireland and Europe; Blarney Castle
Friday, June 28, 2018 (Cork)ICA Ireland Dell EMC Logo
EMC Site Visit: Tour of a Dell Technologies Company; Corporate Site Visit (TBD)
Saturday, June 29, 2018 (Cork)
Bus to Dublin Airport; Flights to US


Program Fee $1,300

Due March 1, 2019: $500 Advance Payment
Due May 1, 2019: $800 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
This program fee has been subsidized by the Office of Global Engagement.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Accommodations in Cork and Dublin
  • Local transport, train from Cork to Dublin
  • Entry fees and activities
  • 3 group meals
  • Emergency Assistance On Call insurance

Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated):

  • Round trip airfare to/from Ireland ($800)
  • Most meals ($200)
  • Airport transfers ($50)
  • Spending Money (200)
ICA Financial Aid: Students may request an Adjusted Cost of Attendance by submitting the ICA program fee and estimated out of pocket expenses listed above to Drexel Central (via askdrexel). Doing so could make students’ eligible for additional financial aid.  Students may also be eligible to apply for Drexel's ICA Scholarships.

More Information

  • US citizens are not required to obtain a visa. Other nationalities should confirm on the Ireland Embassy website whether a tourist visa is required for entry:
  • A recommended flight itinerary will be provided after acceptance into the program.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.