US: New York City
Students of international business & management and economics can live and learn in one of the world's premier business capitals when they take part in the Dickinson in New York program. Students live in Manhattan while taking courses at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. Internships and independent-study projects are a key part of the program. Participants in recent semesters have interned at UBS, Merrill Lynch and NBC.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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. In recent years, students have lived at the de Hirsch Residence, located at the 92nd Street "Y". The de Hirsch Residence, located at East 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue, provides students with a fantastic location at which they can study and explore the city. The 92nd Street Y also offers a vast number of social, cultural and education events in which residents can participate; for additional information at the 92nd Street Y click here.
Dates Program Fee* Application Deadline
Spring mid-Jan. to late May $25,800 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.
Students who have declared a major in IB&M will receive preference in applying to this program; however, interested and qualified students from other majors are invited to apply.
New York Student Budget Sheet
de Hirsch Residence
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