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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: No Language coursework offered: Yes
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Max credit hours: 11
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:
This program now has a waiting list. You can still apply, but should anticipate being placed on the waiting list. To discuss alternate program options, please contact us (; Alumni Hall 211).

Business in Rome: Commerce, Communities, and Culture

About the Program colo

Studying in Rome affords students the chance to immerse themselves in a unique, historical, and global culture while simultaneously completing coursework that emphasizes various international aspects of business.  Known as the “Eternal City,” Rome serves as an enduring center of civilization: the vast ancient Roman Empire; center of the Catholic faith; and a global crossroads for cultural and business exchange.  
Students will have the opportunity to learn about historical and contemporary communities and business practices in Italy through topics in organizational behavior, history, and ethics– all elements designed to contribute to the understanding of future professional roles in an increasingly global marketplace. This study abroad program will engage with various Italian sites to enrich course materials and the academic experience.

Curricular Options

Students are required to enroll in 7 credit hours, but may enroll in 10 credit hours. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin. In addition, we have listed the current CAP status for each course. However, students should consult DegreeWorks for the most accurate information since courses that satisfy CAP requirements may vary by year of admission or according to a student's major. The Degree Audit is specific to each student. Consult your academic advisor for details.

MGT 300/301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams. MGT 301 satisfies a business CORE requirement and MGT 300 satisfies a business minor requirement for non-business majors.   

Rome - Business - pizza making
PHL 313:  Business Ethics (3 credits)
Introduction to ethical issues in the business world, with the emphasis on the international business world.  The course critically examines recent Western ethical theories and critically evaluates how they might resolve case studies in the business world.
CAP categories: Crossing Boundaries Practical Ethical Action; Advanced Philosophical Studies

HST 378: Immigration History (3 credits)
This course focuses on the history of global migration with a specific focus on Rome.  This course draws connections between the historical context and experiences of migrant communities to the ways that local, national, continental, and global conditions shaped and reacted to migration.  Materials and case studies will address various topics and themes—such as race and gender, policies of immigration control, and discussions of rights of citizenship and labor— and will evaluate how such themes impacted and continue to influence status and experiences of migrant communities, global migration, and economic development.
CAP categories: Advanced Historical Studies; Diversity and Social Justice

UDI 310: MAXIE: Experience (1 credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded minicourse required of all student participants.

Faculty Rome piazza

Dr. Laura Sextro, Lecturer, Department of History (Site Coordinator)
Dr. Kurt Mosser, Professor, Department of Philosophy
Dr. Andy Zavakos, Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing



Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). 

The details for your MAXIE course are as follows:

UDI 220
CRN: 11896
Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm

Once you have committed to the program, please register for this Spring 2019 mini-course, which meets March 4 - April 29, 2019. Be on the lookout for an email from the Office of Education Abroad with details on how to register.

Cost and Refund Policy

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Rome students with Marianists
Business in Rome, Summer 2017, Students and Faculty with the Marianists in Rome

Additional Information

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Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Emily A Koenig, Summer 2013 Participant
They should know to come excited and ready to learn and have fun abroad!! It's a once in a lifetime experience!

Summer 2015 Participant
The cultural experience itself is reward enough. However, you also get the opportunity to meet many new people that go to UD and make new friends!

Summer 2015 Participant
Classes are very challenging but the trip is AMAZING

The most important thing that I took away from this program was learning about different cultures as well as learning how to travel and plan side trips in a different country.
     — Marie Pinnell, Summer 2014

This program is currently not accepting applications.