Quick Info

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
  • : Pittsburgh: July 16 – 27, 2018 - Dublin: July 28 – August 11, 2018
  • : Please see the "Pricing and Dates" section below.
  • : March 16, 2018
  • : Business Students Only

Academics

Students will complete the following required core courses: BUSSPP 0020: Managing in Complex Environments (MCE) and BUSSPP 0021 Honors + 1, to earn a total of 4-academic credits.

MCE is one of the first business courses for CBA students that introduces students to concepts of managing large firms in complex and rapidly changing environments. Its objectives are to provide the concepts, vocabulary, tools, skills, and experiences germane to business as a field of study; to prepare you for later business courses; and to assist your choice of majors and career areas.

This 3-credit course introduces students to managing large firms in complex and rapidly changing environments.  It has two complementary elements: (a) individual reading, learning, and performance ( 3 or 4 quizzes and a final exam) and (b) an optional team project.  In both, students examine what managers do when faced with incomplete, noisy, and often inconsistent information about competitive forces, given (a) the firm’s resources, capabilities, and constraints; (b) the effects of law, regulation, culture, and ethics; (c) the claims of various stakeholder constituencies, (d) industry structure and competition, (e) firm-level governance, and (f) market forces. This requires attention to the basic concepts, vocabulary, tools, and techniques of business and to the complex interrelations among the multiple dimensions of firm performance. The optional project will provide additional opportunity to develop several practical business skills, such as teamwork, the means of acquiring and using standard business and industry data, and fact-based reporting.

 

This program also fulfills one of the two foreign culture requirements.

While in Dublin, students will be able to access facilities and engage in classroom lectures at Griffith College, a private Irish college. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Faculty Member: Dr. Catherine Lada

Dr. Lada is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Business Administration.

Program Assistant: Bradley Miner

Brad is the Pitt Business International Programs Coordinator. You can read more about Brad here.

Housing

Students will be housed with fellow Pitt Business Honors students in shared- living, learning, and community-style apartments within the city of Dublin. Wireless internet is available, and each apartment has a kitchen and shared bathroom.

Please note, the Program Assistant, Brad Miner, International Programs Coordinator at Pitt Business, will be on site near the student housing in case of any issues or emergency.

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$3,800 $4,000
Arrive in Pittsburgh Depart for Dublin
July 15, 2018 July 27, 2018
Arrive in Dublin Depart for home city destination
July 28, 2018 August 11, 2018*

* The original program cost is $7,800 In-State / $8,000 Out-of-State. Students that are accepted into the program will receive an automatic $4,000 scholarship, and be named a Woodcock Global Honors Fellow. The final effective price is $3,800 In-State and $4,000 Out-of-State.

** Students will depart the USA together as a group from the Pittsburgh International Airport and have a return flight to their home city destination. Students who choose a return destination other than Pittsburgh will be charged the flight fee difference.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included in the program:

  • Room and board while in Pittsburgh
  • Lodging while in Dublin
  • Round-trip international airfare*
  • Tuition for three credits + one honors credit
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions in Pittsburgh and Dublin
  • Most meals while in Dublin
  • Arrival reception and farewell ceremony
  • International Health Insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Additional spending money (~$300-$500)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Students will need their passport at the time of application.

In order to participate in the Woodcock Global Honors Fellowship, students will need to Commit to Pitt by April 15, 2018.  This early commitment date is due in order for the group to book airfare any complete necessary pre-program materials. To committ to Pitt, you must complete the Pitt Admissions Data and Enrollment Deposit Form and submit the $300 non-refundable Enrollment Fee.  


Please note this program is drug and alcohol free.  Any possession or consumption may result in immediate withdrawal from the program.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Bradley Miner

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Kia Ora! I'm Brad, a Pittsburgh transplant who discovered a passion for international education during my own study abroad experiences here at Pitt. My time abroad took me on back-to-back semester programs to Costa Rica and New Zealand. I’ve also had the good fortune to travel throughout Canada, Fiji, Panama, Nicaragua, Spain, and Switzerland. Now, as the International Programs Coordinator for Pitt Business, I get to help others have their own memorable experiences abroad! Outside of the office you can find me snapping photos around the city, exploring the outdoors, and planning future adventures both near and far. Get in touch with me to chat about study abroad at bradminer@pitt.edu or 412-383-7136.