Tower Bridge in London at nighttime

IBUS 2021: Design Your Career in a Global Context (equivalent to BA 2021)

Undergraduate Global Enrichment in the United Kingdom

Program Dates:


This program is closed and not currently accepting applications for Spring 2024.


Class Sessions: Tuesdays from 11:15am-12:30pm, spring semester 2024

Overseas Program: Friday, March 1, 2024 - Sunday, March 10, 2024


Double decker red bus and Big Ben in London
Double decker red bus and Big Ben in London

Program Details


    The focus of this course is to increase your awareness, knowledge and skills associated with the career and job search process both domestically and globally. The course includes career exploration and discovery, as well as the tactical pieces of a job search. You will be exposed to a variety of individuals, organizations, and cultures who will give you different perspectives on the process, such as recruiters from multi-national organizations and students who have completed an internship. You will also learn to use the Carlson School of Management Undergraduate Business Career Center (UBCC), On Campus Recruiting, and GoldPASS Powered by Handshake. This development will increase your ability to undertake a successful career and job search during college and beyond.


    Once the seat of an empire, today’s London has reinvented itself as an artistic, financial, and intellectual power. An extraordinarily multicultural city, London is home to royalty and immigrants, the working class and the avant-garde. It is Medieval, Victorian, and modern, interspersed with expansive parks and charming gardens. London is Europe’s largest city—in area and population—yet easily explored by the extensive underground network of the legendary “Tube.” As the capital city, it is the center of political issues, such as Britain’s relationship with the European community, increasingly assertive nationalities of Scotland and Wales, and the political complexities of Northern Ireland.

    The program hotel(s) will be conveniently located to program activities. Hotel specifics will be provided to participants in the program orientation.  Because networking and community-building are essential components of the program, the expectation is that students will share a room with another program participant. If there are other accommodations that would support a student's access and inclusion on the program, there is an opportunity to request such preferences in the Housing Request Form after confirmation in the program.  Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast will be provided daily at the hotels. A welcome dinner and closing dinner are also included in the program fee.

    • 2 credits 
    • A-F grading
    • Equivalent to BA 2021 and BA 3000

    This program is open to Carlson BSB students in good academic standing.  This program is open to students prior or concurrent to registration in ICORE.  The application process may be competitive and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students with a GPA below 2.0 will be conditionally accepted pending a conversation with the Program Manager about academic success.
    Contact Program Manager Candice Bonrud with questions about eligibility.  First year students are strongly encouraged to apply! 

    U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to travel to the United Kingdom. If you already have a passport, you need to check the expiration date and confirm that it is more than seven months after the program ends. If you do not have a passport, or your passport needs to be renewed, you will need to apply for one immediately upon confirmation.

    A visa is a document that proves that travel into a particular country has been approved by their governing body. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits up to 90 days for tourism in the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the British consulate regarding visa requirements and fees. A consulate is a foreign government's official place of residence and representation in a foreign country. While consulates provide passports, birth registration, and many other services, they also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study, and work in their country. If you carry a passport other than a U.S. passport and are required to carry a visa into the United Kingdom, you will be responsible for securing your visa; you will work closely with the Program Manager (Candice Bonrud) to make sure you have any University-specific documentation that you need.

    To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on September 1, 2023 and the priority deadline is at noon on October 16, 2023. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications to competitive programs will be selected via lottery.  Students will be informed of their application decision in about seven to ten days after the priority deadline.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

    Up to 30 University of Minnesota undergraduate students.

    Classes are on Tuesdays from 11:15am-12:30pm during Spring Semester 2024.  This course will be taught by Lisa Novack, Director of Student Engagement and Career Development. The pre-departure classes are a fundamental component of the curriculum. These pre-departure classes are partly discussion-based given the broad range of diverse and complex challenges faced in international business, and therefore the quality of the student experience is dependent upon all students attending and participating in the pre-departure classes.

    In order to be eligible to participate in the international portion of this class, students must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the instructor. If your academic performance prevents you from participating in the international component of the course, you will not receive a refund of the program fee. Please bring any concerns about this directly to the Program Manager (Candice Bonrud).

    The program starts with a city tour and welcome dinner. The program includes guest lectures, company visits and cultural activities. Included in the program is time for a small amount of independent exploration.

    Please contact Program Manager, Candice Bonrud, if you have additional questions about the schedule.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors. This information applies to 2023-2024 programs.

* Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

** Costs are estimated for U.S. passport holders only. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the British consulates regarding the visa application process and costs.

All costs subject to change prior to departure.

This table is a function of the website. No program fee will be charged if travel does not occur.

2023-2024 Tuition for 2 academic credits (included in the 13+ credit tuition plateau) $0
Program Fee (including group international flight, lodging, program events, travel within Europe, breakfast daily, two group meals, and international health insurance*) $4,850
International airfare (included in Program Fee, above) $0
Hotel Accommodation (included in Program Fee, above) $0
Passport and Photos** $165
Textbooks $0
Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc.) $200
Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee) $300
Total $5,515.00


Academic term(s)
Spring break 1-week travel (with Spring on campus course)
Degree level
United Kingdom
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model