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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Tarleton applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2020 06/03/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Tarleton Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Business, Business Administration, Human Resource Mgmt, Management
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-majors: Yes Minimum GPA: 2.0
Classification: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Tarleton Faculty: Dr. Randy McCamey
Program Description:

Ireland - Global Management/Human Resource Management Practices

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Randy McCamey
rmccamey@tarleton.edu
254-968-9311

Dr. Sue Joiner
sjoiner@tarleton.edu
254-968-9712

Travel Dates:
May 17 - June 3, 2020

Approximate Cost:$1,000.00
Does not include tuition and fees or airfare

About:
A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content will be applied to practical experiences and activities in Ireland. Coverage of the special issues faced when doing business internationally. Topics include the impact of culture, managing expatriates, global labor markets, recruiting globally, managing diverse teams, global employee benefits, repatriation, global security, and terrorism.

This course utilizes a Blackboard component, classroom instruction, and a 3-week study abroad trip to Galway, Ireland. We will visit business organizations near Galway and take excursions to the Cliffs of Moher and other fantastic sites in the West of Ireland. The Galway Film Festival will also be going on during part of our time in Ireland!

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
  • Identify and discuss the differences in cultural and business practices between the host country and those of the United States
  • Delineate elements of the business environment of the host country
  • Exhibit an appreciation of the aesthetic, cultural, and business norms of the country visited
  • Be proficient in the day-to-day use of the currency of the host country
  • Recognized and speak basic terms in the language of the host country
  • Ascertain differences between management/HRM operations in the host country and those typically observed in the U.S.
  • Become aware of the importance of teamwork and being a reliable member of a team in a foreign environment
  • Recommended management/HRM practices from the host country that might be successfully integrated into domestic operations
  • (Undergrad students only) Synthesize observations and experiences from the study abroad with prior research and management/HRM concepts into an acceptable written report
  • (Graduate students only) Have delineated a research topic related to the host country, gathered data and information, and prepare and appropriate graduate-level research report, synthesis paper, or literature review
Credit:
  • BUSI 4389/5389 - Global Business Practices
  • MGMT 4389/4389 - Global Management Practices
  • HRMT 4389/5389 - Global Human Resource Management Practices
 
Passports
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas "If Applicable" well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel.
Scholarships:
International Education Scholarship
Financial Aid:   
Financial Aid at Tarleton

Need help?
Check out the Tarleton Study Abroad website for more information
www.tarleton.edu/studyabroad