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Dickinson in New York

 

New York

New York City is without a doubt one of the world’s most dynamic metropolises.  In addition to being home to an unparalleled variety of art and cultural opportunities, New York is one of the most important economic hubs in the United States and the world.  A high concentration of financial firms, coupled with numerous other retail, marketing, strategic and commercial enterprises, make New York an ideal location for Dickinson’s international business & management students to gain real-world insight into business while studying off campus.

Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Baruch College, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.  The College has more than 14,000 students, 10,000 of whom study business.  Baruch’s urban campus includes the Newman Library, with more than 400,000 volumes and 2,500 periodicals dedicated to business, as well as the Wasserman Trading Floor, the most advanced simulated trading floor of its kind.  Dickinson program participants have full access to these facilities, and they may also use the athletics center and student academic support services at Baruch College.

Academics

Dickinson students studying in New York select two Baruch courses from a list of options that have been prescreened by Dickinson IB&M faculty.  Each of these courses, if successfully completed, is equivalent to one Dickinson credit.  Students also complete a two-credit independent study which may encompass an internship experience.  Students select a Dickinson faculty advisor from the IB&M department to oversee their independent study, which consists of several writing assignments, including one substantial paper and a journal.  Participants also work to secure an internship.  In most cases, the internship will provide material and experiential learning opportunities for use in students’ independent research projects.

In past semesters, students have taken these courses:

Investment Analysis

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

International Marketing

Media Planning

Statistical Analysis for Economics and Finance

Students who successfully complete the semester in New York earn four credits.

Independent Study and Internships

During weekdays, students conduct independent research or perform a variety of functions at local internships.  The number of hours students spend on site will vary according to the needs of the organization and the availability of the student; however, most students spend 10-20 hours per week at their internship site.

Internships are not automatically given to students, nor are they guaranteed with acceptance to the program.  Students are encouraged to work through personal networks, the Baruch College internship office, and the Dickinson College Career Center to find an internship.

Students who do not elect to pursue an internship or who do not find a suitable position within a reasonable amount of time may pursue an independent study project.  The focus of the student’s project will be set in collaboration with a faculty advisor from Dickinson and the student can use the vast resources of Baruch College and New York City to support his or her research.

All students accepted to the program, regardless of whether or not they plan to conduct an internship or complete an independent study project, will be required to attend workshops run by the Career Center.  Workshops will assist students in building networking and interviewing skills, provide resumé reviews and offer general career search advice.

On-Site Adminstration

The program is supported on site by the Study Abroad Office at Baruch College.  A Dickinson College faculty member from the IB&M department also serves as an advisor to students studying in New York.

Housing

Students studying in New York live in furnished, shared accommodations in the greater New York metropolitan area.  All participants receive a board and transportation credit.

Quick Facts

 
  Dates Program Fee* Application Deadline
Spring mid-Jan. to late May $24,930 Sept. 15

* This is the program fee for spring 2010; the program fee for spring 2011 will correspond to on-campus tuition and fees and will be determined during spring 2010.

Program Fee Includes
• tuition and fees
• room and board

• transportation credit
• pre-departure and on-site orientations

The program fee does not include primary health insurance, airfare, optional travel, personal expenses, books or supplies.

Special Requirements

3.4 GPA

Students must declare a major in IB&M before applying to this program.

Links

NYC Orientation Handbook (currently being updated)

NYC Student Budget Sheet (currently being updated)

Baruch College

Zicklin School of Business

For more information, contact:

Prof. Michael Fratantuono, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of International Business & Management

P.O. Box 1773

Carlisle, PA  17013-2896

Phone: (717) 245-1075

E-mail: fratantu@dickinson.edu

 
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