Quick Info

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business
  • : Pittsburgh: July 15 – 30, 2019 - Dublin: July 31 – August 10, 2019
  • : Please see the "Pricing and Dates" section below.
  • : April 21, 2019
  • : Business Students Only


Students will complete the following required core courses: BUSSPP 0020: Managing in Complex Environments (MCE) and BUSSPP 0021: Honors + 1, to earn a total of 4-academic credits. This program also fulfills one of two foreign culture requirements.

MCE+1 Dublin is designed to allow participants to learn and apply the concepts, vocabulary, tools, techniques, and experiences germane to domestic and international business. A special focus on the impact of cultural, legal, and market forces on U.S. and Irish business will provide a more nuanced understanding of global business issues.

This includes how to assess, anticipate, and respond to incomplete, noisy, and often inconsistent information about competitive forces affecting the firm’s profitability. Some of those factors include (a) the firm’s resources, capabilities, and constraints; (b) the effects of law, regulation, culture, and ethics; (c) the claims of various stakeholder constituencies, (d) industry structure and competition, (e) firm-level governance, and (f) market forces.

The unique aspect of the MCE +1 Dublin course is that we examine synergies and complements between Pittsburgh, PA and Dublin, Ireland in the context of understanding the global environment of business. As such, students will be challenged to work in small groups throughout the course and prepare for various company and organizational visits through structured reflection assignments. At the end of the Ireland-portion of the program each small group will propose and write a critical analysis paper that is tailored toward the strategic analysis of one of the companies and organizations in Ireland.

While in Dublin, students will be able to access facilities and engage in classroom lectures at Griffith College, a private Irish college. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Professor Ray Jones

Ray Jones, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration in Pitt Business.  He teaches introductory undergraduate courses in business ethics and organizational behavior, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in management. He serves as coordinator of the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics, in which more than 75 Pitt Business undergraduate students work toward the completion of the certificate as an enhancement of their undergraduate major. In addition to teaching, he plays a variety of advisory roles in a number of different student activities and pursuits in Pitt Business.





Bradley Miner

Bradley Miner is the International Programs Coordinator in Pitt Business and manager of the Haller Global Honors Fellowship program. He will serve as the primary contact for students throughout both the Pittsburgh and Dublin portions. You may contact him via email at: bradminer@pitt.edu and may also read more about Brad here.


Housing in Pittsburgh

Students will be housed in on-campus University of Pittsburgh housing during the domestic portion of the program.

Housing in Dublin

Students will be housed with fellow Pitt Business Honors students in shared- living, learning, and community-style apartments at our host campus abroad, Griffith College. Wireless internet is available, and each apartment has a kitchen and shared bathroom.

Please note,the Program Assistant, Brad Miner, International Programs Coordinator at Pitt Business, will be on site near the student housing in case of any issues or emergency.


Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$3,800 $4,000
Arrive in Pittsburgh Depart for Dublin
July 15, 2019 July30, 2019
Arrive in Dublin Depart for home city destination
July 31, 2019 August 10, 2019*

* The original program cost is $7,800 In-State / $8,000 Out-of-State. Students that are accepted into the program will receive an automatic $4,000 scholarship, and be named a Haller Global Honors Fellow. The final effective price is therefore $3,800 In-State and $4,000 Out-of-State.

** Please note that students will depart the USA together as a group from the Pittsburgh International Airport and have a return flight to their home city destination. Students who choose a return destination other than Pittsburgh will be charged the flight fee difference.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included in the program:

  • Tuition for three credits + one honors credit (4-academic credits total)
  • Round-trip international airfare*
    • Please note that students will depart the USA together as a group from the Pittsburgh International Airport and have a return flight to their home city destination.
  • Housing in Pittsburgh
  • All meals in Pittsburgh
  • Housing Dublin
  • Breakfast each day in Dublin
  • All in-country transportation
  • Excursions in both Pittsburgh and Dublin
  • Arrival reception and farewell ceremony (Pittsburgh and Dublin)
  • International Health Insurance


While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Additional spending money (~$400-$600)


Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Applicants must be age 18 at the time of international travel (i.e., age 18 by July 30, 2019).

A valid passport is required at the time of application for the program, or proof that the passport application has been submitted (passport must not expire prior to February 10, 2020).

Applicants must officially Commit to Pitt by May 1 in order to maintain admission status to program.

This program does involve a lot of walking both in Pittsburgh and in Dublin, so participants are encouraged to bring comfortable sneakers.


Please note this program is drug and alcohol free.  Any possession or consumption may result in immediate withdrawal from the program.


Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Bradley Miner

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Kia Ora! I'm Brad, a Pittsburgh transplant who discovered a passion for international education during my own study abroad experiences here at Pitt. My time two semester-long programs to Costa Rica and New Zealand and two short-term programs to Mexico and France. Now as a member of the Pitt Business International Programs, I get to help others have their own memorable experiences abroad! Outside of the office you can find me snapping photos around the city, exploring the outdoors, and planning future adventures both near and far. Get in touch with me to chat about study abroad at bradley.miner@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-7136.