London Finance Class

May 22  - June 6, 2014


FIN/IB 323 International Financial Management

Visit some of the world's greatest financial institutions for explanations of their operations with opportunities to meet leaders and ask questions.  Upon our arrival in London, we find our hotel, deposit our belongings, and take an introductory city tour. We jump on the tube for a short ride, transfer to another line, and from there hop onto a ubiquitous double decker bus. Our travel takes us past Russell Square, through Oxford Circus, along Regent Street, past Piccadilly Circus, around Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall, past the Horse Guards, alongside Parliament with its famous Big Ben, across Westminster Bridge and around the Eye of London. Then we find our way back to the hotel for some well deserved rest in preparation for our class.

Class participants take full advantage of London's venue. All necessary course material will be available in advance. Thus, students may read, analyze problems and even complete preliminary material before traveling to London. That approach allows free time during the London visit to become familiar with the City, to experience the local culture, visit significant sights and enjoy the ambience of this fabulous city.

The instructor is Dr. Arlyn R. Rubash. This course was the first Bradley business course offered outside the country. The professor, Dr. Rubash, has taken hundreds of former Bradley students to many of the same locations we will visit in London. Past students frequently reported that participation in this course was the single most important factor in landing their first professional job.

Prerequisites:  ATG 158, ECO 222, Junior/Senior standing


Includes tuition for 3 semester credit hours; round trip air fare from O'Hare; accommodations w/private bath and breakfast daily; local transportation pass; most textbooks, a city tour, site visits, museum entrances, and excursions and an International ID card.

Among our recreational activities will be a West End Theatre performance, museum visits, and tours of London. Sites that you will see include the Bank of England, affectionately known as the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street," Royal Albert Hall, the Tower of London, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Mansion House, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, and more.

This course introduces you to some of the world’s greatest financial institutions to meet their leaders and ask questions about their operations. Study international finance management in the city of the Bank of England, Lloyds of London, the London Metals Exchange, the Royal Bank of Scotland — as well as Olympic Village and the World’s Prime Meridian, Wimbledon, Churchill’s War Rooms, and much, much more!

Contact: Prof. Arlyn Rubash, Dept. of Finance & Quantitative Methods


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A 2.5 GPA is required to register for study abroad programs. Pre-registration will be available beginning August 30 on the Study Abroad home page.

Pre-registration ends at noon Monday, October 28.  Then, you must complete the registration process IN PERSON at 8:30 am Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Student Center Ballroom. You will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes fill. Thereafter, enrollment is first-come, first-served and will be handled in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. After the initial deposit, a payment of $ 1700 will be due by February 3, 2014. Final payment of $1700 will be due no later than March 3, 2014. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after February 3, 2014 will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2014 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.