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United Kingdom: Corporate Finance in Leeds

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Surrey, England
Surrey, England

Spend three weeks learning how business differs within the European context while gaining deeper knowledge of corporate finance. These topics are demonstrated in “real life,” with visits to corporations and lectures from local business men and women.

Applications for summer 2024 are now closed. Summer 2025 programs will launch during the Fall 2024 semester.

Program Dates

May 14 – June 6, 2024

Early Action Application Deadline: November 29, 2023
Regular Decision Application Deadline: February 7, 2024


Leeds, England

Program Cost



BUS 420 | Financial Management of Corporations
Advanced theory and practice of corporate financial management. Topics covered include: asset management, evaluating financial statements, capital budgeting, alternative investments, cash flow management, equity valuation, and financing. Corporate financial policy decisions will include: cost of capital, capital structure, and dividend policy decisions.

M 380 | Doing Business in the UK
This experiential course combines in-class learning with out-of-classroom experiences to learn how business is done in the United Kingdom from multiple perspectives. *The M 380 course fulfills 3 credits of the interdisciplinary degree requirements for all NC State students. In addition, it counts as an elective for the business administration minor.


Pre-Requisites for Corporate Finance
BUS 320: Financial Management
ST 350: Economics and Business Statistics

Pre-requisites must be successfully completed before the start of the program. Students are able to apply to the program before they are enrolled in or while they are enrolled in the pre-requisite course. Acceptance to the program is conditional on the student enrolling in the pre-requisite and then successfully completing the course before the start of the program. 

If a student fails the pre-requisite course and is not able to repeat the course before the start of the program, he or she will be required to withdraw from the program and the refund/withdrawal policy will come into effect. Exceptions to the refund/withdrawal policy will not be made due to a student’s failure to pass the pre-requisite course. 

Academic Considerations

  • Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply for a Poole College of Management summer study abroad program.
  • All courses are NC State courses and the grade earned in the course will count toward NC State GPA.
  • Review your degree audit to determine how courses will count for your major. This program is designed for Poole majors, specifically those concentration in finance. As such, this program is primarily for rising juniors and seniors.

Calendars & Excursions

Local excursions around Leeds and in other cities will examine both the culture and business aspects of the United Kingdom. Students can also travel independently to nearby cities, or around Europe during the program’s free weekends.