London Finance Class
May 19 - June 3, 2013 Enrollment ends January 31
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.
COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM COST: $3900
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, and many more.
This course will take 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 International Financial Futures 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 & Qualitative Methods
For further information see http://hilltop.bradley.edu/~arr/london
Come to the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.
Students registering for any study abroad program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required.