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International Management Practices

Dublin Ireland

Dublin & Belfast

Undergraduates: Travel to Ireland for credit in May 2013.

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Our IBUS 244: International Management Practices course provide students the opportunity to experience the management practices and business environments in European organizations.

This May students will visit Dublin, Ireland, and Belfast, U.K. (Northern Ireland). The program begins with four class meetings during the second half of Spring 2012 semester (after spring break) to learn about the Irish and European business environments and set the stage to maximize the international exposure. The class dates are as follows: Wednesday evenings, 8:10-10:40 p.m., April 3, 10, 17, 24. 

Following Spring semester final exams, students will travel to Europe. The time abroad consists of a series of meetings with senior managers and company tours of both local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, engaged in interactive follow-up discussions to analyze the state of economic development. The course enables you to fuse classroom learning with actual techniques used to compete in the global marketplace.

You'll also be able to experience the incredible historic and cultural attractions of Ireland, including Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Giant's Causeway.  

The instructor, Heather Elms, Associate Professor with the Department of International Business, has extensive international professional and academic experience.

Travel Timeline

Students should depart the United States on Sunday, May 12, 2013, to arrive in Dublin on Monday, May 13. The group will travel together to Belfast, and will return by coach to Dublin on Sunday, May 19th. Please note that students are responsible for reserving and purchasing their own airfare to and from Europe, and may choose to arrive early or stay after the end of the program (at the students own expense) for personal travel in the region.

Credit Hours

This program is a 2-credit Spring course (IBUS-244-003) and standard AU tuition applies. A 3-credit section of the course is also available (IBUS-244-004).


Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:

  • Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits (2 or 3), calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website. Full-time students not exceeding 17 total credits for the semester will not incur additional tuition charges. Any tuition charges that do apply will be billed by and paid directly to AU.
  • Program Fee: The $2,300 program fee includes double occupancy room, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure to Europe. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.
  • Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel from the U.S. to Ireland.
  • Passport & Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport, visas, or other immigration documents required to enter and exit both Ireland and the United Kingdom, including related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students with any required letters from AU.
  • Incidentals: Expenses for shopping, personal activities, meals, and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.
  • Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office to determine coverage and eligibility.

Passport & Visa

Students are solely responsible for obtaining a passport and any visas or other immigration documents required to enter and exit Ireland and the United Kingdom, including any related fees. The Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs will support students in this endeavor with any required letters from AU. U.S. citizens will not need to obtain visas for either country in advance of travel, but non-U.S. citizens should consult the websites of the Irish Consulate in Washington, DC and the U.K. Border Agency, as they may need to obtain tourist or visit visas in advance. Details regarding entry and exit requirements for U.S. citizens and other pertinent information can be found on the U.S. State Department website.


The deadline to register for this exciting program is Monday, February 18, 2013. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below).

  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Print and complete the program consent form.
  3. Print and complete the program payment form.
  4. Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
  5. Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.

Once your deposit and paperwork have been received, you will be registered for either IBUS-244-003 (2 credits) or IBUS-244-004 (3 credits) based on your online registration form. You do not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.


Contact the Office of Global Learning at (202) 885-1940 or email

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