Program Information
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Winter 2019: Auckland/Sydney BUAD
January 03, 2019 - January 30, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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Interest Meetings:
03/05/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPRN 233A
03/13/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPRN 232
04/16/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPRN 233A
04/17/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPRN 232
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMLerner 231
11/02/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMLerner 231
12/07/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMLerner 231
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 Auckland/Sydney 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.

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.

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbor, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. Sydney is the second official seat, and second official residence, of the Governor-General of Australia, the Prime Minister of Australia and the Cabinet of Australia. The population of Sydney at the time of the 2011 census was 4.39 million, 1.5 million of which were born overseas, representing many different nationalities and making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. Its gross regional product was $337 billion in 2013, the largest in Australia. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific's leading financial hub. Millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also in close proximity to the Blue Mountains – a rugged region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales. The Blue mountains are known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens. It is also home to Echo Point, which affords views of the storied Three Sisters sandstone rock formation.

In Auckland and Sydney, we will visit leading U.S., Australian and multinational firms while experiencing the culture, energy and beauty of both cities. We will also have program excursions to places like Hobbiton, Piha and Waitekere Ranges in Auckland, and Sydney Opera House, Blue Mountains, and Sydney BridgeClimb in Sydney (Important Note: These are only sample excursions and subject to change).

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in apartments in Auckland and Sydney, including breakfast on most days, along with 3-4 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.
Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.

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 393: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to understanding international marketing strategies (specifically, Asia and Oceania). Specific attention will be paid to identifying and evaluating marketing strategies, assessing the environment, and utilizing marketing research for global expansion.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301 or permission of instructor.
BUAD 394: Seminar on International Operations Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to international operations strategies (specifically, Asia and Oceania). 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 370-018: Study Abroad - Auckland/Sydney 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
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.
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.
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 $2,750.00.
  • 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$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$4,850.00$4,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,175.00$11,045.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,750.00$2,750.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2018
$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.
Mary Kernan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
318 Alfred Lerner Hall
Hemant Kher
Faculty Director
Business Administration
206 Alfred Lerner Hall
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
214 Alfred Lerner Hall

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