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Winter 2018: Australia/New Zealand BUAD
January 03, 2018 - January 28, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by Gerhard Ortner.
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/23/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM235 Purnell Hall
03/08/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM235 Purnell Hall
03/14/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM235 Purnell Hall
03/20/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM235 Purnell Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/17/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM126 Lerner Hall
10/27/2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PMLerner 230
12/08/2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PMLerner 230
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
To be considered for acceptance to the Australia/New Zealand BUAD program, applicants must complete these steps:
  • Complete the on-line application by the deadline, and honestly disclose all discipline violations.
  • Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf.
  • When the faculty directors contact you to schedule an interview, respond in a timely manner, and arrive on-time.
  • Complete this Qualtrics questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview.

Failure to complete these steps may result in your disqualification from the program.
Program Description

Interested in international management/operations management and learning about these topics “Down Under?” Journey with us to Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, important business hubs for emerging Asia-Pacific businesses/markets. You will learn about differences in international business practices by attending presentations from representatives of leading companies across multiple industries. You will also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the local culture in Australia and New Zealand during visits led by local Aboriginals and Maoris to locations of great historical significance.

Sydney, located on Australia’s east coast and surrounding the world’s largest natural harbor, has an advanced market economy with a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations. This city is promoted as Asia Pacific’s leading financial hub. Sydney is also home to a world-class opera house, the world-famous Sydney Harbor Bridge and many other landmarks, such as Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also in close proximity to the Blue Mountains, which is known for dramatic steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, and waterfalls.

Auckland, located on New Zealand’s North Island, is a culturally diverse city and the country’s major economic and financial center. It is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and is home to Mount Eden, the tallest volcanic peak in the region, as well as Sky Tower which is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere.

We will visit leading Australian, New Zealand, and multinational firms while experiencing the culture, energy, and beauty of these fantastic countries.

The Program Fee covers housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in apartments in Sydney, including breakfast most days, along with 1-2 group dinners. In Auckland, the group will stay in a 3-star hotel or apartment, with 1-2 group dinners. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from NZ/Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Auckland. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

Students should also budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 391: Seminar on International Management (3 credits)
The Seminar on International Management course focuses on the global realities of operating in the international business environment. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural management strategies, expatriate assignments, and knowledge of human resource management practices necessary for managing the global workforce. We will be concentrating on the cultural environment and management practices in Australia and New Zealand.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309 or permission of instructor.
BUAD 394: Seminar on International Operations Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to international operations strategies (specifically, Australasia). Focus will be on issues such as capacity planning, inventory management, distribution, quality process management, and scheduling.
Prerequisite: BUAD 306 or permission of instructor.
UNIV 370-019: Study Abroad - Australia/New Zealand BUAD (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). All students are also required to complete this Qualtrics questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,900.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,650.00$4,650.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,908.00$10,656.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,900.00$2,900.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Mary Kernan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
318 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-1016
mck@udel.edu
Hemant Kher
Faculty Director
Business Administration
206 Alfred Lerner Hall
302-831-1784
kher@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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