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IRELAND (Business)

Business in Ireland


BUS 390A
4 weeks in Galway, Ireland
4 credits
Professor Roger Dean

Twenty years ago Ireland was one of the poorest countries in the developed world. Over the past 15 years, Ireland has benefited from a partnership between government, business, and labor unions, and received significant direct foreign investments. The "Celtic Tiger" had become the strongest economy in Europe. Now some are asking if the Celtic Tiger has grown hoarse.

This course has two primary objectives:

1. To study the business climate and management practices of modern Ireland, including its role in the European Union. Lectures will be supplemented with visits to national and international businesses.

2. To immerse students into the culture (history, literature, theater, religion, social norms) of Ireland. In addition to lectures there will be excursions to sites of historic and cultural significance. The course will conclude with a medieval banquet and traditional Irish entertainment at an historic castle.

We will be based in Galway as guests of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The course does not meet any FDR requirement.

The course meets the major requirement for an advanced elective with an international focus.

PROGRAM FEE: (Paid to W&L) $2,400 includes room, fees to host institution, guest lectures, some meals (lunches), ground transportation, International Student Identity Card (ISIC), mandatory supplementary health and medical emergency evacuation insurance, ground transportation and activity costs. 

Additional costs:  International airfare (est. $800); transportation from Shannon to Galway ($65); meals and spending money (est. $500)

For further information, contact Professor Roger Dean.