Think Global

River at night in Italy

The College of Business Administration at Kent State University encourages you to develop personally and professionally by engaging in any of a variety of international learning experiences.


Global Management Center (GMC)

Skyline photo of Florence

The Global Management Center (GMC) strives to advance international business education opportunities, advance global research through industry partnerships and provide an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn and engage in best global business practices. 

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Partnerships

The Global Management Center (GMC) works with select business development organizations in Northeast Ohio to further mutual commercial and educational interests. Each semester GMC and its partners sponsor a speaker bureau and series that brings business leaders to campus to discuss with students and area managers the new challenges U.S. firms face in the global economy. In addition, GMC offers internships through its partnerships to its students that help Northeast Ohio firms compete in foreign markets.

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Education Abroad

Florence, Italy

Students gain global exposure to international business and culture at Kent State's campus in Florence and other cities including; Geneva, Paris, London, Wales, Dublin and Quebec through education abroad. You can study abroad for a semester or a summer program ranging from ten days to five weeks.

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International Internships

Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The number of hours, program requirements and prerequisites vary by major. You should consult with your academic advisor to determine your eligibility and better understand how an internship may further your career interests and progress toward your degree. Look below to learn more and explore your options.

​“The College of Business Administration emailed me about possibly doing an internship in Florence, and I responded quickly. I knew it would help me stand out when applying for jobs.”

Paige Shiplett

Senior, Managerial Marketing major

Interned for lovelife in Florence

Florence, Italy

Currently, GMC is working with the Florence campus to offer internships to students enrolled full-time in the fall or spring study abroad programs. You may earn up to three credit hours working in retail or travel-related businesses. Internship assignments are available for most majors. A working knowledge of Italian is not required. Internships are non-paid. Contact the Coordinator of International Affairs, Theresa Wallace.

Ohio-Based

You may earn up to three credit hours during the fall, spring or summer semesters assisting local businesses to identify export opportunities or supporting their current international operations. Internships are paid. 
 

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Contact Us

Bob Hisrich

Robert D. Hisrich, PH.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing

rhisric1@kent.edu
330-672-2772