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Andre B. Lacy School of Business

Leadership London


Leadership London is a seminar-style, site-based course taught in London, England. London's resources, institutions, and history are used as the backdrop for exploring the cultural, historical, and ethical issues relevant to leadership. Every afternoon, students visit a site in London related to the following morning's class discussion.

This course uses stories from classical literature, essays about historical figures, descriptions of current business challenges, and on-site visits to London's historic sites and resources:

  • To teach students contemporary leadership theories.
  • To have students articulate their views of leaders and leadership.
  • To have students challenge and defend each others' views of leaders and leadership.
  • To have students understand the conditions and experiences by which famous leaders acquired and developed their leadership potential.
  • To understand the role that personal character and choice plays in the development of leaders.
  • To understand the similarities and differences in policies and approaches regarding management practices in England and the United States.
  • To understand cultural similarities and differences, and the ways they affect the methods, practices and objectives of the management of human resources in England and the United States.
  • To become familiar with current business news, issues and topics affecting people who do business in England.

Important Information

  • The dates for the 2020 program are May 15 to June 5.
  • Students stay in flats located in attractive, quiet areas of London within walking distance of the classroom and many London attractions.
  • Enrollment is limited to 40 students and 20 per group.
  • Leadership London is open to all undergraduate students interested in the study of leadership.
  • Students earn three hours of course credit. You'll be enrolled by the Center for Global Education once your deposit is received.
  • Program fee is $4,000 and includes field trip expenses, required readings, lodging in London, and Butler tuition and fees for three credit hours. The University also charges a $250 short-term study abroad fee.
  • Students are responsible for the following expenses: passport and/or visa, transportation to, from, and in London, personal travel, meals, and incidental living expenses.

How to Apply

  • Attend one of the information sessions
  • If you cannot make a session, contact Bill Templeton, Associate Dean, Lacy School of Business
  • For primary consideration, please apply on the Terra Dotta website by November 15, 2019

Information Sessions

We will be at the Study Abroad Fair on October 1, 4:00–6:00 PM in the Fairview Community Room. Information sessions will be held on October 7, 15, 21, and 29, 5:15–6:00 PM in the Business Building, Room 203. Attendance at one of these sessions is required to be eligible for the program.