University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Auckland/Sydney BUAD

Program Dates January 03, 2019 - January 30, 2019
This program is closed.

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

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.

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)
BUAD 393: Seminar on International Marketing Management (3 credits)
BUAD 394: Seminar on International Operations Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-018: Study Abroad - Auckland/Sydney BUAD (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
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

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2018

Please note that 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.

Interest Meetings:
03/05/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 233A
03/13/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PRN 232
04/16/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, PRN 233A
04/17/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PRN 232

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