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Ireland: International Business Seminar
Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Kilkenny, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Eligible GPA: 2.0 Living Arrangements: Hotel, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Liberal Studies Domain: Global Business Perspective, JYEL
Program Description:
This program will examine the recent economic and financial history of Ireland, with a focus on the role Ireland has played in the global financial crisis and response.  Students will be able to learn about the sources of Ireland’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.  They will learn how a banking and financial crisis unfolds and how governments can respond to them.  In Ireland, students will be able to discuss these issues with bankers, government officials, academics and industry leaders who are trying to lead the country out of this mess 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 two of Ireland’s largest cities, Dublin and Cork City, as well as the smaller city of Kilkenny, known as an artisan craft center and a good place to experience Irish culture.

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




Upon successful completion, seminar participants receive 4 credits in the Winter Quarter. Graduate students receive credit for IB 750, and undergraduate students receive credit for ICS 350. There will be four pre-trip class sessions and one post-trip class meeting. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. This course will examine the recent economic and financial history of Ireland, with a focus on the role Ireland has played in the global financial crisis and response.  Students will examine the factors which led to rapid economic growth from the late 1980s into the 2000’s, how the growth patterns shifted toward a real estate bubble, and how the bursting of the bubble and the global recession led to an IMF bailout and a strict fiscal reform program.  We will also examine how the private sector has responded to all of these shocks.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Living Arrangements

In Dublin, students stay in single rooms in residence halls at All Hallows College.  Each room has a sink and bed, but bathrooms are shared.  In Kilkenny and Cork City, 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.

Passport and Visa

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact PJ at pshoulde@depaul.edu or visit during  open advising hours.


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

This program is currently not accepting applications.