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Study Abroad

Dublin, Ireland

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The McCoy College of Business is excited to announce that in 2020 we are expanding our MBA study abroad program to include Dublin, Ireland!

Why Ireland?

  • Ireland is politically and economically stable and offers a safe, clean, and beautiful learning environment.
  • Ireland is the European Union headquarters for more than 1000 multinationals, including 700 U.S. companies, many of which are in the tech, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Ireland has benefited from more than $300 billion of U.S. direct investment in the past two decades — more than Brazil, Russia, India, and China combined.
  • Ireland is the fastest growing economy in the EU and was named as Forbes’ “Best Country for Business” thanks to favorable tax regulations, an educated workforce, and an entrepreneurial culture.
  • In addition to enriching meetings with business and government leaders in Dublin, case studies on the companies we visit, an experiential service-learning project, cultural excursions, and a day trip to Howth, students may enjoy Dublin’s mild summer climate, historical sites, vibrant nightlife, and sophisticated culinary scene, as well as Ireland’s lush landscape.

Scholarships are available!

Students participating in the summer 2020 McCoy graduate study abroad trip are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the McCoy Dean's Office.

To apply, please fill out this form. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is December 19, 2020 and recipients will be notified in early January 2020.

Want to Learn More?

Contact Dr. Alexis Stokes at

* Program cost is contingent on a minimum of 25 students participating.

Program Details

What Courses Are Offered?

Students will earn 6 credit hours from these two courses:

• BLAW 5368I: International Business Ethics (Stokes)

• MGT 5312: Seminar in Management (Konopaske)

What Are The (Tentative) Dates?*

  • At least TWO mandatory full-day orientation sessions will be held on Saturdays in April and May 2020.
  • Classes will be held on campus June 1 and 3, as well as July 6, 8, 13, 16, 20, and 23. You can choose to attend class on either the RR or the SM campus.
  • Students must depart the U.S. no later than June 5th and can return as early as June 13th.
  • Because our on-campus classes do not resume until July 6th, ample time is available after the official itinerary for personal travel in Europe. Flights to other European cities start at less than $50.

What is the Expected Cost?

Budget is still being finalized, but we expect a program fee of ~$4568. This includes:

• Graduate tuition and fees for 6 credit hours (on-campus cost of 6 credit hours is ~$3649)

• Study Abroad Application Fee ($200, non-refundable)

• Lodging for seven nights in 4-star business hotels, double-occupancy, wi-fi

• Most ground transport

• Business visits, a service-learning project, a city tour, and a cultural excursion

• Daytrip to Howth

• All breakfasts and two dinners

• Local tour guides

• International health insurance and emergency assistance

The program fee does not include international flights, optional excursions, airport transfers, passport application fees, or all meals. Students may fly their choice of airline, although itinerary recommendations will be provided.