University of Connecticut

Education Abroad


University College Dublin, Ireland Business Program (Direct Enroll)

The Program     

UConn business majors in the second semester of their junior or senior year can study alongside Irish students at the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin (UCD), recognized as one of the top ten business schools in Europe and accredited by the AACSB. Your classes are held in modern building on a tranquil 300 acre campus fifteen minutes from the center of Dublin. Ireland and Dublin have been at the forefront of the forces forging the bonds between the nations belonging to the European Union, early on adopting the Euro and attracting new businesses. That experience is transmitted to you through your professors. The study abroad staff at UCD gather the study abroad students together on a weekly basis to discuss things Irish and help you adjust to the Irish education system.

The Academics

Field trips to important sites in Ireland are the hands-on side of your required course on Irish History and Politics. You also select three or four courses from the Quinn School’s second or third year curriculum in accounting, banking and finance, management, economics, and marketing. See the table below for a list of Quinn School, University College Dublin Course Equivalents. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your plans with your advisor and the Undergraduate Programs Office in the School of Business.  School of Business scholarships may be applied to this program.

The Experience

Dublin is a small city that has maintained its charm of row houses and front gardens, parks and historical pubs. You can take a double decker bus from Dublin airport directly to UCD passing right through the center of the city on the way. The busses roll onto UCD’s main campus at Belfield which encompasses – besides the Quinn School of Business and many other Faculties – extensive sports facilities, restaurants, shops, banks, and student union. Joining one of a wide variety of clubs is a fun way to feel that you belong at UCD. You may have a room on campus, but it is more likely that you will share an apartment close to the campus with other program participants. UCD will assist students in locating safe, convenient and reasonably priced accommodation in the community.

The fall semester begins in mid-September, exams are completed prior to the December holidays. The spring semester begins mid January, includes a two week break starting in mid-March and final exams are completed by the end of May.


Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on “More Information and To Apply.”

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. 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).

Ireland-Dublin, Dublin, Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin, Course Equivalents

Important! This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. For a current course listing, check the program provider’s website by clicking on a link in the “Academics” section above, or click on the “More Information & To Apply” link, then on “homepage”. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to the navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Many courses taken overseas may meet the criteria for the Minor in International Studies. To access information, click on “Students” on the horizontal navigation bar on the Study Abroad homepage, then “Prospective”. There are also a Minor in European Studies, a Minor in Middle East Studies, a Minor in India Studies and a Minor in Human Rights.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ACCT 2101 Principles of Managerial Accounting AC 20020 Management Accounting 3 12/31/2015
BADM 2893 Foreign Study BMGT 30230 The EU and the Business Environment 3 6/30/2015 – needs to be reaccredited
ECON 2411 Money and Banking ECON 30150 International Money and Banking 3 12/31/2018
FNCE 3302 Investment and Security Analysis FIN 30100 Investment and Portfolio Management 3 6/30/2019
FNCE 4304 Financial Risk Assessment FIN 30090 Treasury and Risk Management 3 6/30/2019
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study FIN 30080 Financial Institutional Management 3 6/30/2016
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study FIN 30100 Investment and Portfolio Management 3 12/31/2016
MGMT 3235 Venture Planning, Management and Growth BMGT 30090` Entrepreneurial Management 3 6/30/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study BMGT 30280 Doing Business in Ireland 3 12/31/2016
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study HRM 30060 Gender Equality and Diversity in Employment 3 6/30/2015 – needs to be reaccredited
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study BMGT 20110 Family Business 3 12/31/2016
MKTG 3370 Global Marketing Management MKT30080 Global Marketing 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3452 Professional Selling MKTG 30140 Marketing Negotiations 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3625 Integrated Marketing Communications MKT 30090 Marketing Communication 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3665 New Media Marketing Strategies MKT 30120 Digital Marketing 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 4893 Foreign Study MKT 30070 Services Marketing 3 12/31/2015