Learn more about the O’Neill in Barbados program

May 27 - June 17, 2023

Global Human Resource Management (3cr.)

Program Director: Daniel Grundmann

This three-credit course (V482/V582) on global human resource management takes place at The University of West Indies Cave Hill campus in Barbados. The class, taught alongside UWI instructors, takes a comparative approach to focus on human resource management trends and cases across regions throughout the globe. Students will benefit from Barbadian guest lecturers and, via web technology, practitioners in global organizations from around the world. Site visits to prominent enterprises of key sectors of the Barbados economy are part of the learning experience as well. Barbados’ economy and human resource management are influenced by characteristics common to many developing countries including challenges with trade balance, a history of slavery, the political strength of organized labor, and the dominant presence of foreign-owned enterprises.

IU Bloomington Undergrads: See how this course counts towards your major/minor at O'Neill here.

  • Explore Barbados with a historical tour of the island
  • Gain GHRM perspective by visiting Goddard Enterprises, Ltd., transnational enterprise
  • Visit Mt. Gay Rum, largest and most prominent rum distillery and exporter since 1701
  • Learn from organizations in the Financial Services Sector
  • Understand cultural context through trips to Bridgetown and its Garrison (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

You will stay in a UWI dormitory alongside UWI students. Each floor has a shared community area and kitchen. Linens and pillows are included with each room. Each student will have a meal plan to eat breakfast and lunch at the UWI cafeteria, with options for dinner on campus as well.

Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill Abroad program:

  1. O’Neill Abroad program fee (two payments)
  2. IU Bloomington Tuition

For a full breakdown of estimated cost, see the Barbados fee sheet.

2023 O’Neill in Barbados Program Fee: $2,400

The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:

  1. A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
  2. The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April

The program fee for this program includes:

  • Lodging
  • Medical insurance
  • Breakfasts and lunches
  • Cultural excursions

Flights are not included in the program fee

IUB Tuition – 3 credits

The tuition cost for O’Neill in Barbados is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to Barbados, food that is not included in the program and other incidentals.


The O’Neill International Equal Opportunity Scholarship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students with a minimum 2.8 GPA. The course is open to students from any IU department.

During the application period (December 1 - January 27) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 5 p.m. on January 27.

Detailed application instructions

If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, oio@indiana.edu.

People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them.

— Martin Yan, Chinese chef, writer, and TV host