Ireland

Business in Dublin

Joint Program with the Learning Abroad Center

Program Dates:

Fall Semester 2021: Spring Semester 2022: Summer Term 2022:
Application Open: December 2020 Application Opens: May 1st, 2021 Application Opens: December 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021 Application Deadline: October 1st, 2021

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022

Arrive in Dublin: September 1, 2021

Arrive in Dublin (UCD Track): January 11, 2022

Arrive in Dublin (Study Center Track): January 13, 2022

Arrival in Dublin: June 3, 2021
Depart Dublin: December 11-18, 2021 (depending on track)

Depart Dublin (UCD Track): May 15, 2022

Depart Dublin (Study Center Track): April 23, 2022

Depart Dublin: July 17, 2021

Offered in partnership with the Learning Abroad Center, this program gives you the opportunity to explore business through an Irish lens, take classes from local experts, and participate in an optional credit-bearing internship. 

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Program Details

    Once a Viking settlement, and with most of its architecture dating to the 18th Century, Dublin is a city rich with history and culture. Now, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most youthful cities, with more than 40% of its population under the age of 30. It is also home to several European headquarters for businesses such as Google, Facebook and many other startups. The mix of rich traditions and youthful energy comes alive through music, theatre, and sports.

    The Business in Dublin program offers courses that allow you to stay on track with your business degree. Through courses taught by local professors, and the opportunity to do an internship, you will connect with the city and the culture in a very tangible way.

    Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. Students will find out their housing location and roommates about 2 weeks prior to departure.

    Apartments will house 4 to 6 students, which include furnished bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk from the residences.  Housing and some meals are included in the Program Fee.  See the below Cost Estimate section for estimated expenses. 

    There are two tracks available for Carlson School of Management undergraduate students - the option to take courses at either a study center, or at a local Irish business school (University College Dublin - Lochlann Quinn School of Business).  If students take classes at the study center, they will be in class with other students from the United States (not international students).  If students take classes at UCD, they will be in class with a mix of students from the United States, other international students, and Irish students.  It's important that Carlson students understand that if they take classes at UCD, the academic environment will be very different from the Carlson School.  They will be held to UCD grading systems, classroom behavior expectations, and there will be cultural differences in how they interact with their faculty member.  Please reach out to CGI if you would like to discuss this further. 

    TRACK 1: Business in Dublin - University College Dublin Lochlann Quinn School of Business (offered in Fall and Spring term)

    • Students enroll in required core class - Engaging Ireland: Past Present & Future - 3 UMN credits
    • Students enroll in classes at the University College Dubin at the Lochlann Quinn School of Business
      • Students should check in with their academic adviser and CGI adviser to see a list of courses that have been petition from Quinn to transfer back to the Carlson School.
      • Most courses at UCD are offered as 5 ECTS credits, which transfers back to 2.5 UMN credits. 
      • Any courses that transfer back to the UMN as less than 3 credits that students are intending to use for a Liberal Education requirement will require a Partial Credit Waiver from their college/department. Students are only allowed a limited number partial credit waivers for LE requirements in their time at the UMN. Check with your academic advisor if you have questions about using a partial credit waiver for Dublin courses
      • Optional Global Internship course - 3 UMN credits (offered through the study center)
      • All grades listed as A/F on official UMN transcript

    TRACK 2: Business in Dublin - Study Center (offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer term)

    • Students enroll in required core class - Engaging Ireland: Past Present & Future - 3 UMN credits (Fall and Spring term only)
    • Students enroll in classes at a study center with other students from the United States.  The following business courses are available: 
      • Global Internship course - 3 or 6 UMN credits (Fall, Spring, & Summer term)
      • International Economics - 3 UMN credits (Fall, Spring, & Summer term)
        • approved for FINA 4621, IB Foundations
      • International Marketing - 3 UMN credits (Fall, Spring, & Summer term)
        • approved for MKTG elective, IB Foundations
      • Ethics in Media - 3 UMN credits (Fall & Spring term)
        • approved for IB Depths
      • International Business - 3 UMN credits (Fall & Spring term)
        • approved for IB Depths
      • To see a non-business courses, visit the Study & Intern in Dublin website here
      • All grades listed as A/F on official UMN transcript
    • To see a full course list of business and non-business courses offered at the study center, see the LAC website here
    • Study Center Track: 2.5 preferred GPA
    • University College Dublin - Quinn Lochlann School of Business Track: 3.0 preferred GPA and must have completed I-Core
    • Optional Internship: 2.8 required minimum GPA

    To submit an application, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.  Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


    In the ONLINE APPLICATION you will choose between several tracks.  See below for track information.  Contact the Carlson Global Institute directly if you have questions about these tracks:

    • Business in Dublin Study Center - to take all courses at the study center with other students from the United States.
    • Business in Dublin University College Dublin - to take business (and non-business) courses at the University College Dublin Lochlann Quinn School of Business. 

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships through the Carlson Global Institute as well as the Learning Abroad Center.  Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

    Business in Dublin students have access to the Bridging Loan which is a no-interest/no-fees loan that funds the upfront deposit and flight costs. 

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Fall 2021 Cost of Participation

Summer 2021 Cost of Participation

Details:

Staff
Kate Terry - terry053@umn.edu
Academic term(s)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Duration
Summer Experiential
Semester Experiential
Summer
Degree level
Undergraduate
Region
Europe
Country
Ireland
City
Dublin