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UConn Business & Economics in London, England (Faculty-led)

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. 

Go Global with UConn Business in London! Through intensive internships and coursework, UConn Business & Economics in London offers business and economics majors the chance to work in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, get a semester’s worth of academic credit and to engage with critical global issues both inside and outside the classroom.

The Academics

This new program is designed to give upper level Business and Economics majors the chance to participate in 7 weeks of coursework and 7 weeks of a full time internship. Students will be able to choose from a wide variety of placements at well-known companies in many industry sectors, as well as with smaller innovative companies.

Prerequisite:  either FNCE 3101 or ECON 2202.

For business students, to be accepted into the business track students would have to have FNCE 3101 done or in progress. If the student does not, they are welcome to be reviewed for the ECON track, if eligible.

All students in the program will take the following 2 three credit courses during the first seven weeks of the program for a total of six credits:

  • BADM 4893: Business Ethics
  • FNCE 4305: Global Financial Management (FNCE 3101 pre-requisite) or ECON 3422 International Finance (ECON 2202 pre-requisite) :

All students will get 5 credits for an internship during the second seven weeks and 1 credit for a reflective practice that accompanies it.

Business Majors:

  • 5 credits: BADM 4891 Field Study Internship – graded S/U
  • 1 credit: ECON 2491: Internship-Research Paper

Economics Majors:

  • 5 credits: ECON 2481 Internship—Field Study – graded S/U
  • 1 credit: ECON 2491: Internship-Research Paper

In addition, a three credit elective course will be available from the regular UCONN in London course offerings.

Internship Examples

The following are examples of past internship placements & serve as a constructive guide. Opportunities vary each term as they are subject to availability & individual skill set.

The Experience

Monticello House on Russell Square in Bloomsbury is an ideal location for your studies, as it is just a  short walk to the British Museum and a twenty minute walk to many of the hot spots of London, including Covent Garden, Oxford Street, the West End theatre district, Soho, and Trafalgar Square, site of the National Gallery, and many other tourist attractions.

You will reside in fully furnished modern apartments on Edgware Road called the Landward, a lively and dynamic area just a twenty minute walk from Monticello House. Housing includes wireless broadband, washers and dryers, and weekly cleaning. The Southbank is a wonderful place for shopping and eating, and is well connected to the rest of the city by bus and subway (underground).

Prepare to be transformed by the knowledge, skills and experience you will gain living and learning in London that will equip you for future success in your future academic and professional lives! You will enjoy a unique opportunity to explore, understand, and most importantly, to contribute to the community life of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world.

UK Visa

Students need a Tier 4 General Student Visa to study on the UConn in London. There will be a visa workshop later in the semester, after students have been accepted into the program.

Finances

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage:

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 04/01/2017 04/08/2017 TBD TBD
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Economics
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 3