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Undergraduate Summer Opportunities 2012


  • All programs have a recommended minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • These programs are only open to current students in the College of Business who have completed their sophomore or junior year.


Info Sheet including detailed information on the costs of summer programs

Quinn School of Business

Dublin, Ireland

June 11 - August 4 — 6 hours credit

  • Week 1
    • Option 1 - Intensive Course in Irish History, Politics & Culture (fulfills a hist/phil 200/300 level humanities and Western) Includes field trips to sites of Irish historical significance
    • Option 2 - International Business course (elective credit)
  • Weeks 2,3,4,5,6,7
    • Internship
  • Week 8
    • Exams/Presentations for internship class.

The 8-week program consists of a 6-week internship, 30 hours per week at a leading Irish or international company in one of the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Management and International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

The internship placements are of a very high quality and involve project-based meaningful work assignments. The students need to indicate in what area they would like to conduct their internship (see application form). The internship placements will be for 30 hours per week. The following is a sample list of companies providing internships:

Bank of Ireland, Bank of Ireland Asset Mangement, Ulster Bank, Anglo Irish Bank, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, JP Morgan, Arthur Cox, A&L Goodbody Matheson, Ormby, Prentice,
IBM, Dell, Microsoft, Compaq, Oracle, Chase Bank, Diego Treasury, Norwich Union International, Citibank, Ryanair, Aer Arann, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, ESB International etc.

In addition to the internship, students take an Irish history course and a course in conjunction with their internship.The tuition fee also includes an extensive cultural/social program - students are offered field trips throughout Ireland on a weekly basis and also a weekend trip to the West of Ireland.

Students are housed with other students in a rented house.

Deadline: Feb. 9
$250 non-refundable deposit once committed

Approximate Cost: $11,000
(includes UIUC tuition, program fee, cultural course, excursions, housing, insurance, and estimated airfare)

Email BUS students who have participated in this program:
Robert Gehm - fin
Mallory Grove - accy
Travis Hoyne - accy
Daniel Miller
Timothy Mueller
Erin O'Neal
Scott Sandberg
Daniel Klein - fin
Seema Nilakhe - fin
Angelo Koutoupis - fin
Maureen Crinion

International WU Summer University

Vienna (Austria) — University of Economics and Business Administration

July 9-26 or July 30 - August 17 (some students do both)

The WU, founded in Vienna in 1898, is Austria's largest and most renowned academic center for Economic and Management Studies.

You will receive credit for 2 business courses. Business courses are available in either English or German.

Optional cultural excursions available.

Course Equivalencies

Courses beginning July 9:
International Human Resource Management (TBD) and
Global Strategy, Marketing, and Management Challenges (free elective)

Courses beginning July 30:
Accounting and Finance (free elective) and
Managing Social Change (free elective)

Applications are due by March 5th
$250 non-refundable deposit once committed

July 11-29, 2011 or August 1 - 19, 2011 — 4 hours of credit.

Approximate cost: $7,000
(Includes tuition, books and course materials, use of library and computer labs, housing in dorms, breakfast and lunch on lecture days, public transportation ticket within Vienna. Cost also includes estimated airfare, UIUC S2 tuition and insurance.)

Email BUS students who have participated in this program:
Kevin Scheffler
Zachary Sesterhenn
Anuj Aggarwal - accy
Chad Wherley - fin
Christina Tseng - accy


More detailed information on the costs of summer programs