Street corner in Dublin, Ireland

Business in Dublin

  1. Program Details

    Offered in partnership with the Carlson School of Management, this program gives you the chance to explore business through an Irish lens and take classes from local experts. Travel to different parts of Ireland to learn about the culture and history of the Irish people.

    Location Dublin, Ireland
    Term Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session
    Housing Apartment
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor Carlson School of Management

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5 (3.0 required for UCD)
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About Business in Dublin

    Once a Viking settlement, and with most of its architecture dating to the 18th Century, Dublin is a city rich with history and culture. Now, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most youthful cities, with more than 40% of its population under age 30. It's also home to several European headquarters for Google, Facebook, and many startups. The mix of rich traditions and youthful energy comes alive through music, theatre, and sports.

    The Business in Dublin program offers courses that allow you to stay on track with your business degree. Through courses taught by local professors, and the opportunity to participate in an internship, you will connect with the city and the culture in a very tangible way.

    Housing & Meals

    Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in Dublin. Locations vary throughout the city based on your course choices. 

    Apartments will house four to six students and include furnished bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen as well as numerous pubs and cafés within a short walk.

    Application Deadline

    Fall: May 1
    Spring: October 15
    Summer: March 15

    Program Dates

    Vary by term. Visit the Carlson Global Institute Business in Dublin webpage for more information.


    There are two tracks on this program: the University College Dublin track and the general Business in Dublin track. Students on both tracks will take the core course, Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future. This course will give context to the Irish culture through thematic topics such as religion, politics, education, diversity, economics, sports, and literature. The core course will involve study tours around Dublin and Ireland to bring the course content to life.

    For more detailed academic information, visit the Carlson Global Institute Business in Dublin webpage.

    University College Dublin Track

    This track is offered fall and spring semester, and is designed for juniors and seniors. You will enroll directly at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin, a highly ranked business school. You will take business courses along side local Irish students and other international students. Participating in an internship is also an option.

    Study Center Track

    This track is offered fall, spring and summer. You will enroll in classes taught by local instructors at a study center with other US students. 3 or 6 credit internships are available in fall, spring, or summer. The below business classes are available:

    International Marketing

    3 credits. Offered fall, spring, and summer.

    *This course is approved for a MKTG elective, and an IB foundations requirement in CSOM.

    International Economics

    3 credits. Offered fall, spring, and summer.

    *This course is approved to meet the FINA 4621 requirement, and an IB Foundations requirement in CSOM.

    Ethics in the Media

    3 credits. Offered fall and spring.

    *This course is approved to meet an IB Depths requirement in CSOM.

    To see a full list of courses, syllabi, and course descriptions (including for non-business courses) visit the Study Abroad in Dublin website.

    The Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA) provides housing, program classrooms and study areas. CAPA also arranges on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. Classes are taught by local faculty who are specialists in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.


    Excursions around Dublin are included in both the semester and the summer programs. This could include a night at the theater, a visit to a museum, or a walking tour of a neighborhood. The summer term will include one day-trip outside of Dublin.

    During the semester, there will be two main excursions outside of Dublin: one to Western Ireland and one to Northern Ireland. The visit to Western Ireland will give you a sense of life in the country and could include places like Galway, County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. The visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland will help to explain The Troubles, a conflict that lasted until 1998, and still has impacts on the community today.

    More Information

    For more information, visit the Carlson Global Institute Business in Dublin webpage.

  3. Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See About page for term options
    Program Name Business in Dublin
    Track Name See About page for track options
    Country Ireland


    May & Summer Programs – University of Minnesota Students

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