The summer session is an eight-week program consisting of a Core Internship module - including the internship placement - and an elective module.
I. Core Internship Module:
The purpose of this course is to equip you with knowledge and skills to cultivate entrepreneurial orientation. Your internship organization provides an excellent opportunity to begin viewing the workplace from an entrepreneurial lens. Thus, your major project is to identify and appraise the viability of an entrepreneurial opportunity for your internship organization. That opportunity could be to introduce an existing product into a new market, develop a new product for an existing market, create a new distribution channel, or enter an international market. Your work on this project will be supported through a series of readings, mini lectures, and class discussions. About seventy percent of your final module assessment will be based on a final presentation and report.
For six weeks, you will be placed at a leading Irish company. Placements are in prestigious Irish and International companies in varied industry sectors, in addition to smaller innovative organizations and small firms. From business to the arts, the internship team can provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships based on any field of interest, internship goals, and skills. The following is a selection of some of the industries available:
- Arts and Culture
- Business, Finance and Economics
- International Studies, International Relations
- Health Services and Social Issues
- Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising
- Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality
II. Elective Module:
You will study one of the three elective modules available:
1. Irish History – From Union to Bailout
This course examines the forces that shaped the economic and social development of Ireland since 1800. It examines the Act of Union, a controversial political and economic solution to a decade of turmoil when all shades of Irish political life became activated leading to a violent rebellion in 1798. The course also looks closely at the Great Irish Famine and considers the British response to alleviating the effects of the catastrophe.
2. International Business: Doing Business in Ireland
This module is an elective International Business module with the geographical focus being Ireland. It provides contextual information on the Irish business environment in general and, in particular, on Ireland as a successful location for international business. The key factors pertaining to international business in Ireland will be examined: political economy, culture, and ethics; the Irish economy and enterprise system; cross-border trade and investment; and the international monetary system and the Euro.
3. Business Analytics Finance Project
This course is designed to give students hands-on training and experience in the use of the Bloomberg® financial information system. In addition to giving students a professional qualification, the course will give an appreciation of the quantitative approaches used in choosing and managing investments in a range of products. Further, this work gives students a practical perspective on the use of large-scale data in modeling and forming business decisions.
This course is intended for students of finance and business in general. It would be helpful to have completed a course in business statistics or business data analysis, but students without these courses should be able to complete the course without difficulty.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. The program consists of an internship module (4.5 UC quarter units) and an accompanying elective module (4.5 UC quarter units) for a total of 9 UC quarter units. The P/NP grading option is not available for this program.
You pre-register for courses at University College Dublin (UCD) prior to the start of the program. Once you are registered for both your core course and elective module, you will have access to UCD's blackboard which is an online learning support tool which gives you access to class notes and readings. Pre-arrival readings will be issued to you two weeks prior to the commencement of class. The readings usually consist of online pdf documents which are available online via blackboard and via the UCD library. Once you have pre-registered for classes, there will be a very limited time frame in which you can change your registration upon arrival. Further details regarding this will be issued.
UCEAP course registration:
You will receive detailed instructions on how to enter your courses into your MyEAP Registration Study List. It's critical that you read and respond to all instructions regarding the registration process. Completing your MyEAP Study List is the only way for your UCEAP courses and grades to appear on your UC transcript. Note: MyEAP uses UC quarter units exclusively (even for semester campus students).