|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by November 15. Travel to the UK and Ireland will take place during Spring Break.|
|Class Status:||1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Hotel||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Credit Type:||Direct Credit||Program Type:||Faculty led|
|Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA||Education Abroad Advisor:||Ryan Hathaway|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Subject Area:||Commerce, Marketing|
UVA Commerce: Digital Marketing & Analytics in the UK & Ireland
The proliferation of digital media and analytics and shifting trends in consumer behavior are profoundly changing the way that businesses promote their products, engage with consumers, and measure performance of marketing efforts. This course examines various topic areas related to digital marketing and analytics, including social media, search, and e-commerce as it pertains to the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will blend group discussion, executive presentations, company visits, and cultural excursions in the UK and Ireland. The EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) headquarters for many digital agencies, analytics firms, and technology companies are located in the UK and Ireland, making these ideal locations for gaining insight into these burgeoning industries and understanding their global impact. Students will explore the evolution of digital marketing and analytics and their integration in marketing strategy, cross-cultural differences, and challenges that organizations face in this industry.
There will be info sessions for all Global Commerce Immersion spring break programs on Monday, September 17, and Tuesday, September 18, at 5pm in Rouss-Robertson 254.
Global Commerce Immersion: Digital Marketing & Analytics in the UK & Ireland
COMM 4539; 3 credits
The course will begin with on-grounds meetings on Fridays during the beginning of the spring semester. The travel component over spring break will begin in London, England, and conclude in Dublin, Ireland. Students will visit key business centers and have time to explore the cities on their own.
While this 3-credit Global Commerce Immersion course is open to all UVA students with instructor’s permission it is primarily targeted toward Pre-Commerce and current Commerce students with knowledge of and interest in marketing and/or analytics. Students in the Commerce School can apply these credits toward the Marketing concentration, the Global Commerce Track, the Business Analytics Track, or a Commerce elective.
Watch a video about the course made by a past participant.
January 25 - April 5, 2019
January 25 - February 22, 2019; Fridays
March 9 - 16, 2019
Final Assignment Due:
April 5, 2019
Nicole Montgomery | firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director Nicole Montgomery is Associate Professor and the C. Coleman MeGehee Professor of Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce. Prof. Montgomery’s teaching and research focus on areas related to Social Media Marketing. Professor Montgomery joined the McIntire School faculty in 2013. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary, where she taught Principles of Marketing and Consumer Behavior.
Cost and Financial Aid
The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should consult the immigration websites for each country for visa and entry requirements, and meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office for information about re-entering the U.S. at the conclusion of the program.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.