Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management recently announced it has partnered with French business school EMLYON and Zhejiang University in China to offer the Global Entrepreneurship Program, a 12-month master’s degree program dedicated to entrepreneurship.
The course is designed to provide entrepreneurial leaders and managers with the tools, knowledge, network and mindset to operate in increasingly global markets.
Students begin the program in the fall on the EMLYON campus in Lyon, France, getting insight into setting up a company from scratch and the European approach to business. In January, they head to China where they focus on family businesses. The last module takes place at Purdue with an examination of what makes for a high-growth company.
Working in multicultural teams, students will do a project at each location to develop their entrepreneurial skills and an appreciation for the challenges of establishing a business in each culture.
“Purdue University is honored to join the Global Entrepreneurship Program consortium,” said Krannert dean P. Christopher Earley. “At Purdue, we take pride in producing analytical thinkers and global leaders, and our approach to management education with a focus on innovation, engineering and science perfectly complements our partner institutions.
“We’re confident that students will leave the program with a tremendous foundation for entrepreneurship through cutting-edge innovation, honed both in the classroom and through experiential learning opportunities.”