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Program Description


Dublin City and River Liffey


Now a center for multinational corporations, Ireland has evolved from an agriculture-based economy to a knowledge one in the space of a few decades. As a small open economy, Ireland greatly benefits from its membership in the European Union, but the potential repercussions of Brexit loom for this nation that shares a land border and a complicated history with the United Kingdom. Learn about the rise, fall and recovery of this Celtic Tiger by visiting companies and experiencing the culture of Dublin, Ireland’s political and economic capital, as well as Limerick, a smaller but booming city in its own right.  

Quick Facts

  • May 13 - May 23, 2021

  • Visit companies, complete a consulting project, and learn about the small open economy of Ireland

  • Explore Dublin, Ireland's political and economic capital and a location of many multinational corporations

  • Enjoy cultural excursions around and outside of Dublin

  • Earn 3 credits

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Temple Bar
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Location Details

The historic city of Dublin, first inhabited in prehistoric times, has become a tech hub, with many of the big players headquartering their European operations in the city. With its medieval castles and cathedrals as well as its splendid Georgian architecture from the city's 18th century heyday, Dublin is a living museum - and it has plenty of actual museums to tell the story of its changing role throughout the ages. Today Dublin continues its historic cosmopolitan outlook with a wide variety of cuisine and its place as a top location for global business in Europe. 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • This course is only open to students in W. P. Carey graduate programs


Students will register during the spring registration period for the following course :

  • MGT 591: Doing Business in Ireland (3 credits)

*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load. 

Course Format

The course will include a consulting project with a local company, and will be taught with weekly in-person/Zoom meetings during the Session B Spring 2021 semester. Meeting dates and times will be determined by W. P. Carey School of Business in Fall 2020. The study abroad portion of the program will follow directly after Spring semester ends (May 13 - 23). Students will return following the program to incorporate their findings into a consulting report for the small business/NGO.

Trinity College Library
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Faculty Director

Kate Eaton
W. P. Carey Marketing
Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Director, Online MBA


Support Staff

Jacob Powers
W. P. Carey Professional MBA Programs
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Dublin at night


Samuel Beckett Bridge
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Program Housing

Accommodations will be in shared rooms in a hotel, with breakfast provided daily.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Post-Spring 2021 is TBD.

Program Fee includes: Housing in shared hotel rooms, daily breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners, company visits and consulting project work, community service activity, cultural events, in-country transportation, ASU faculty/staff support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for 3 credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

  • GPSA Travel Funding

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


Links to Additional Resources

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.