Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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 Dublin, Cork, and Galway 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:
Eligibility: LeBow first year students with summer 2020 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.
Instructors: Susan Epstein and Beth Buckman, Clinical Professors, LeBow College of Business
Spring Term: Hybrid pre-departure course with 6 face to face class meetings as well as BBLearn modules and assignments.
Ireland Arrival: June 21, 2020
Ireland Departure: June 28, 2020
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates and are fully responsible for all arrangements on those days.
Day 1: Sunday, June 21, 2020: Arrive Dublin
Afternoon Walking tour of Dublin (depending on student arrival times)
Students will be given the opportunity to explore the city, its culture, and its people as an introduction to the week’s activities
Group dinner and Orientation (discussion of agendas/expectations/ground rules)
Day 2: Monday, June 22, 2020: (Dublin)
Morning Corporate site visit TBD
Afternoon Group Lunch and Guinness Storehouse Tour
Students will tour Guinness Storehouse, home to the distinctive Guinness Brewery since 1759. The tour includes a study of the brands history that has endured for over 250 years.
Day 3: Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Dublin/Waterford/Cork
Morning Travel to Waterford
Mid-Day Group lunch and Tour Waterford Crystal Factory
Students will gain a more contemporary perspective of the country by touring the new Waterford Crystal manufacturing plant and studying its strategy perspective.
Late Afternoon –Travel to Cork
Day 4: Wednesday, June 24, 2020: (Cork)
Morning UCC Faculty Lecture and Introduction to University
Students will engage with faculty and students at University College of Cork and gain perspective on some commonalities and differences of international study. Students will be given an overview of commerce in Ireland from a UCC faculty member.
Afternoon Blarney Castle
Students will gain insight into the Ireland’s cultural history while tour this medieval fortress, and of course, kiss the Blarney Stone!
Day 5: Thursday, June 25, 2020 (Cork/Galway)
Morning Self guided tour of City Center Market and Cork City
Afternoon Corporate visit Dell/EMC
Student will visit EMC Cork, a Dell Technologies Company, and be given a tour of the facility, as well as gain insight into how the company manages its international operations.
Late Afternoon – Travel to Galway
Day 6: Friday, June 26, 2020 (Galway)
Morning Leadership Institute
Afternoon Corporate Site Visit TBD
Day 7: Saturday, June 27, 2020 (Galway)
Full day cultural visit: Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands
Day 8: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Early Morning to Airport
Return flights to US
Due March 1, 2020: $500 Advance Payment
Due May 1, 2020: $980 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.
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