Extended to 9/11
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Minimum 2.75 UI and cumulative GPA or consent of the program director. See Program tab for prerequisites.
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The Tippie College of Business sponsors three 15-day Winter intersession courses in London designed to provide students with an international experience. Students may apply for one of the courses, which explore business issues through class discussions, guest lecturers, and field trips.
Students also have free time to visit historic and cultural attractions and experience the many markets, shops, restaurants, theatre and entertainment venues that London has to offer. The course is memorable for both seasoned travelers and those who have not traveled abroad. It also provides an opportunity for students with demanding academic schedules who may not be able to study abroad during a year-long or semester-length program to gain a valuable international perspective.
Each 3 s.h. course is taught by either a Tippie College of Business faculty member or a CIEE faculty member teaching per a University of Iowa syllabus. Course topics and faculty leaders vary from session to session. Check with a UPO advisor to determine how credit applies to major, elective, or the International Business Certificate requirements.
Prerequisite: FIN:3000 Introduction to Financial Management.
Introductory exploration of client wealth management amidst the backdrop of one of the oldest financial centers in the world, London, England. Exploration of wealth management from a domestic (U.S.) and international perspective. Field trips and guest speakers from a variety of London-based financial institutions will supplement class discussions.ABRD:3025:0002 Supply Chain Management(MSCI:3920:0002)
Prerequisite: STAT:1030 Stats for Business; STAT:1030 and MSCI:3000 for BAIS majors
Supply chains are the networks of organizations that create and deliver a product or service to a customer. Supply chains are the backbone of all of global commerce, and this course offers the opportunity to study them in the birthplace of the modern supply chain in London, England. Relying on case studies, hands-on activities, and online simulations, this course will introduce the science and practice of global supply chains. Through a series of field trips, the course also takes advantage of London’s status as a supply chain and business hub for Europe and the world..
ABRD:3025:0003 International Finance (FIN:similar to FIN 4240:1000 /6F:130)
Professor CIEE lecturer, teaching per UI syllabus
Prerequisites: FIN:3000 and FIN:3100 and FIN:3200.
This class is designed to introduce students to the global financial environment. London is the perfect place to study international finance. London remains at the top of the league of global financial centers. London possessed the world's most important currency exchange market and money market. London's investment bankers and commercial banks are among the most important in the world. This class focuses on providing a solid understanding of both the institutional and economic forces affecting the international financial markets and the firm. Such an understanding is essential as successful financial managers must be able to effectively assess the many risks and opportunities which daily affect their firms. We will study how currency markets operate, how various financial indicators are interlinked through the world markets, and their role in the recent financial crisis.
For the winter 2019-20 session, the program dates are:
Depart US: December 27, 2019 (no early admission to housing permitted)
Arrive in London: December 28, 2019
Return to US or independent travel: January 10, 2020
Undergraduate Program Office
C140 Pappajohn Business Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
1111 University Capitol Centre
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
The program headquarters and classroom is located near the Bloomsbury district of London, providing excellent access to central London destinations such as the West End theatre district, Parliament, Trafalger Square, and other locations of interest.
Students are housed in shared rooms in fully-furnished apartments in central London within walking distance of the classroom. The apartments include a living area, kitchen, and bath, and laundry facilities are available in the building.
Students will make their own travel arrangements with advice and information provided by the program coordinators.
Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. In late September, students will be informed whether there is sufficient interest to offer the trip. Instructions for purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.
Those with valid passports should check the expiration date. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months PAST the anticipated return to the U.S. from studying abroad, i.e., through July 2020.
Students who do not yet have a passport are advised to apply for one as soon as possible. Applications are available at the Federal Building/Post Office on Highway 6 in Iowa City or at the U.S. State Department web site.
Expedited passport processing service is available (although this still takes several weeks and is expensive) and we encourage students to ask at the passport agency at the time of application whether expedited service is recommended.
Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a Student Visitor Visa before you can enter the United Kingdom for this winter's program. You can check on the U.K. Border Agency's web site to find out if you need to apply. If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, UI Study Abroad will supply you with documents to support your application.
To return to the United States after the class, you will need a valid form I-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel abroad and an F-1 or J-1 student visa that is valid through the date that you plan to return to the United States. You can obtain a travel signature from an advisor at International Student and Scholar Services, 1111 University Capitol Centre.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. A minimum 2.75 GPA or contsent of the program director is required for acceptance. Please see the Program tab for prerequisites. Students with questions about their eligibility for these courses should discuss their situation with Shari Piekarski in the Undergraduate Program Office, 319-335-1037.
September 11, 2019. Early applications are encouraged; courses will be filled with eligible students based on the date of the application submission.
The program fee for the Winter 2019-20 session has not yet been finalized. The base program fee for Winter 2019-20 has been tentatively set at $3,000 and includes educational costs, cultural programs (which typically includes such things as a group lunch or dinner, half-day coach tour of London, tour of St. Paul's Cathedral, day trip to Windsor or Bath, theater performance, company or site visits and speakers, public transportation pass for unlimited travel in central London (buses and subway), on-site orientation and support in London, access to a computer lab in the classroom facility, and housing in shared flats in central London with cooking and laundry facilities). Additionally, students pay the UI study abroad administrative fees and the required Iowa Regents CISI Insurance described here. The total amount charged on the ubill (base fee, admin fees and insurance) was $3,583. Students should also be prepared to pay for round-trip airfare to London, personal expenses, local transportation not covered by the program, books and meals. Total estimated cost of attendance (excluding any passport expenses) is $6,083. There is a $50 application fee.
To view the total estimated cost of attendance for Winter 2019-20, please click the following PDF link: Winter 2019-20 Wealth Management estimated costTo view the total estimated cost of attendance for Winter 2019-20, please click the following PDF link: Winter 2019-20 Supply Chain Management estimated cost To view the total estimated cost of attendance for Winter 2019-20, please click the following PDF link: Winter 2019-20 International Finance estimated cost
The application form is available by clicking on the following link: Application beginning July 1.
UI students who apply to this program will be U-billed the $50 application fee. The application form, along with a copy of the information page of your passport, should be submitted by the application deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
Program admission decisions will be based on several factors:
• Course eligibility requirements met;
• Submission date of complete application; and
• Course selection
Enrollments must meet at least 25 students in order for the course to be offered. No more than 31 students can be accommodated in each course.
Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a ‘Student Visitor Visa’ before you can enter the United Kingdom for this winter’s study abroad program. You can check on the U.K. Border Agency’s web site to find out if you need to apply:http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/
If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, Study Abroad will supply you with documents to support your application, but it is your responsibility to obtain the correct visa
To return to the United States after the class, you will need a valid form I-20 or DS-2019 endorsed for travel abroad and an F-1 or J-1 student visa that is valid through the date that you plan to return to the U.S. You can obtain a travel signature from an international student advisor in International Students and Scholars, 1111 University Capitol Centre.
You may be able to use financial aid for winter courses, particularly if you already use it for fall/spring. Speak with the Financial Aid office to see what might be available to you.
Winter study abroad students are also able to apply for Study Abroad scholarships. Please visit the Study Abroad Scholarships website for more detailed information on the available scholarships and to review eligibility criteria.
To confirm your participation in this program, please read, complete, and submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office front desk (located at 1111 University Capitol Centre) by September 13 (turning in these documents before the deadline in highly encouraged and appreciated):
Confirmation of Participation (please select the form that corresponds with the course you have been accepted into):
The following items materials should be READ and kept for your records:
Do not book a flight until you receive the flight instructions from Study Abroad. More information will be provided after the confirmation deadline.