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Ireland: International Business Seminar
Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
Click for Tuition + Program Fee Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2017 11/01/2016 12/01/2016 03/17/2017 03/26/2017
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Eligible GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Liberal Studies Domain: Global Business Perspective, JYEL
Program Description:
This program will compare the recent economic and financial history of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with a focus on how the countries responded to the recent global economic turmoil.  Students will be able to learn about the sources of each country’s economic success as well as its downfall, how the government managed the crisis, and finally, how business has responded to the challenging economic environment in which they operate.  Students will also examine how the Irish and Northern Irish economies relate both to Great Britain and each other.  They will also learn how to navigate in economies using Euros and British Pounds.  In both Dublin and Belfast, students will be able to discuss these issues with government officials, academics and industry leaders who are trying to lead their countries to a better future. 

The program begins in Dublin with a city tour, where students will see many of the city’s highlights including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and the Old Parliament House (Bank of Ireland). Students will visit a variety of businesses and institutions in Metropolitan Dublin.  We then take a bus to Belfast, stopping at the ancient burial grounds of Newgrange and Knowth (both precede Stonehenge by 1000 years) on the way.  In Belfast, we will visit the new Titanic Museum as well as meet with government and industry officials to understand how the Belfast economy is evolving.  There will be time on the weekends for independent exploration of each capital city.

The Program Director is Dr. Thomas Mondschean, Professor of Economics. Dr. Mondschean teaches graduate/undergraduate international economics and specializes in the research of commercial banking and financial systems. He has traveled extensively and has led many Study Abroad Programs including programs to Ireland, Singapore/Malaysia, Krakow and Budapest/Croatia.  He has also taught in MBA programs in Hong Kong, Bahrain, and the Czech Republic.




The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Upon successful completion, seminar participants receive 4 credits in the Winter quarter. Graduate students receive credit for IB 750 and Undergraduates receive credit for ICS 350, which fulfills both the Global Business Perspective requirement and the Junior ear Experiential Learning (JYEL) requirement.  The group meets both before and after the program.

Living Arrangements

Students stay in hotels in double-occupancy rooms.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.  Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


Passport and Visa

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them.


Questions about this program? Contact Quang V. Tran at qtran2@depaul.edu or visit during  open advising hours.


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