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Undergraduate Summer Opportunities 2014


  • 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 (except for the Uruguay program, which is also open to freshmen).


Info Sheet including detailed information on the costs of summer programs

International Marketing in Europe with Professor Wolters
Vienna, Austria; Madrid, Spain; and Leuven, Belgium

May 20 - June 13, 2014 - 3 cedit hours (fulfills BADM 320)

BADM 320 will provide you with a solid base of marketing knowledge. Whatever direction your business career takes you will finish BADM 320 with a firm understanding of the priciples of marketing. Now imagine taking this required course during 25 days in three exciting European cities - Vienna, Austria; Madrid, Spain; and Leuven, belgium. Classroom time for BADM will be integrated with company visits and cultural experiences. You will travel with and learn from Dr. Mark Wolters, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, at the UIUC College of Business. Dr. Wolters is a popular and dynamic instructor who has traveled broadly and lived and worked overseas extensively. BADM 320 in Europe will be a life-changing, learning experience you will never forget, and you will get to visit 3 of the locations where the college of business has semester programs.

Deadline: January 6
$500 non-refundable deposit once committed

Israel Summer Business Academy
Tel Aviv, Israel

June 15 - July 24, 2014
5+ spots available

6 week summer program in Tel Aviv, Israel.  You will gain a deep understanding of both operational and investment management issues of start-up firms.  Course includes Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel, Venture Advising, and a trip to Tel Aviv. 

Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel Course:  Learn about the Israeli economy, different industries, culture and politics along with the critical business challenges and opportunities in the country.  Visits to innovative companies, meetings with Israeli entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and insights from government officials are all included.

Venture Advising Course:  Gain a deep understanding of both operational and investment management issues of start-up firms.  Includes the fundamental strategies employed by private equity and venture capital firms.  Course reviews the macroeconomic, political and cultural issues that affect start-up businesses that are both operating and raising capital internationally.

Deadline: February 1

Women in Business and Technology
ORT - Universidad ORT Uruguary
Montevideo, Uruguay

May 19 - June 6

Open to all female students, including freshmen

3-hour Spanish class plus 1-hour Business Elective class

3 week program
· Spanish Course focusing on Uruguayan Culture
· Critical Thinking Workshop—students will team up in multi-disciplinary groups, including local students, to work through a project.
· Community service including teaching skills to high school students
· Guest lectures from local women in education, industry and government
· Site visits to corporations
· Trips to cultural sites in cities around Uruguay

Montevideo is just across the river from Buenos Aires.

Application Deadline - Feb. 1

Interntional Summer University WU
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany

June 1-13, 2014 - 4 credit hours (fulfills international business major elective #2 or mgt: gen major elective)

The 2-week, business, political and cultural environment in Europe program is at a top business school located along the Rhine River. The program consists of daily classes, planned cultural events, and business visits.

Classes focus on the following:

  • Trade integration in Europe and the EU
  • Monetary interation in Europe
  • European markets
  • Operations management in Europe - embracing sustainability
  • Business environment and strategies of foreign direct investment investors in Central and Eastern Europe
  • European marketing

Deadline: Feb. 24
$250 non-refundable deposit once committed

Summer Internship Program
Quinn School of Business at UCD Dublin, Ireland

June 9 - August 1, 2014— 6 credit hours

  • Week 1 and 2
    • 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 - Doing Business in Ireland (free elective)
    • Business Analytics and Finance Project (free elective)
  • 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, 32 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). Phone interview(s) are then arranged with a company in a student's field of interest. The internship placements will be for 32 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.

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 another city in Ireland.

Students are housed with other students in a rented house.

Deadline: Feb. 24
$250 non-refundable deposit once committed

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