- Galway, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Expand your professional work experience and increase your knowledge of international business and economics with this new and exciting summer school in business including specialist courses in economic policy in Ireland and international cross-cultural management. The summer school in Business will consist of two courses, delivered in parallel providing students with a multidisciplinary approach to studying business and developing the skills to work within an international business setting. Students select one course plus the internship or two courses plus intership.
SS1153 Economic Policy in Ireland: This course is designed to provide students with the analytical and historical foundation for studying contemporary public policy issues in Ireland. It begins with a brief overview of how the Irish economy has evolved in the past 25 years and identifies and outlines a series of key public policy issues in areas such as health, housing, the environment, and social protection. It proceeds to develop an economics framework for analysing these issues which covers the concepts of efficiency, equity, market failure, welfare state, and cost benefit analysis. This framework is then applied to the various public policy issues identified earlier in the course. The course will include a field trip to Dublin to meet key policy advisors
and analysts. Prerequisite: students will be required to have completed a course or related course
in the Principles of Micro-economics.
SS1155 International & Cross Cultural Management: This module examines how national culture impacts the conduct of business, organisations and people management in a comparative global context, by increasing awareness and understanding of the skills required by managers seeking to work abroad as international executives. Are the pressures of globalisation resulting in the convergence of management practice across cultures or is there evidence to suggest that cultural divergence shapes management practice? This module will be of great interest to students wishing to understand the impact of national culture on managerial practice within and across cultural divides; and managing and working in cross-cultural teams.
SS1156 Internship (Applied Project Placement): This course aims to provide an opportunity for tBusiness Summer School students to gain real-world professional skills in an organization through an applied project placement/internship programme. It will enable them to make a link between the subject knowledge gained from their course and the workplace, thereby extending their key skills through action learning. The assessment will be based on a workplan, presentation, a journal and written report. Internships will take place with a wide variety of employers: smallto medium-enterprises, private companies, voluntary organisations and multinationals.
- Setting Description:
- NUI Galway campus located in Galway City in the West of Ireland.
- €2,200 one course plus internship; €3,300 two courses plus internship EUR.
Additional Program Information
- The programme is aimed at students from a range of disciplines who have completed a minimum of one full year at University or College level before being admitted to the programme. Students should also have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
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