College of Business Administration

Four-Week Programs


Florence Summer Business Institute: Global Business Studies

Spend one month of your summer at Kent State University’s beautiful Florence, Italy, campus while taking two classes and earning credit. You may use your weekends to get to know the city of Florence and explore Europe. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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Startup Fuze

Spend four weeks learning about the Innovation process in one of North America’s most beautiful and dynamic cities: Quebec City. Startup Fuze is an intensive 4-week, 6-credit program that guides you through a process of innovation and creation. Find more information about the Startup Fuze program here.

Startup Fuze will fulfill the major elective requirement for the Entrepreneurship major and also the "International Study Abroad Experience" for the International Business minor. Contact Amy Kittle for academic advising.

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Two-Week Programs

International Experience in Sustainability, ESC Rennes

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Spend two weeks in a distinctive international business program learning how organizations and managers optimize economic, social and environmental sustainability through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.  

ESC Rennes, located in Rennes, the capital city of the region of Brittany in northwest France, is one of the 36 elite management schools making up the “Grande Ecole” network in France. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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International Experience in Accounting

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The first week of this course is spent in a Kent State classroom followed by a two-week trip to Paris and London. Once there, you will visit firms and organizations related to accounting and finance, including, but not limited to, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Deutsche Bank. You will also observe an IASB board meeting where International Financial Reporting Standards are discussed. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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International Experience in Marketing

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Experience a 3 week course focusing on a combination of international marketing strategy and cross-cultural consumer behavior. Students will spend the first week in a Kent State classroom and then travel to London, England where they will experience one of the world's business and economic capitals. After experiencing London's history and contemporary business practices, students will travel by high-speed train and ferry to the historic city of Dublin, Ireland, to witness their culture, history, and business practices. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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International Business Experience

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Spend two weeks in Switzerland and France gaining first-hand exposure to international businesses and organizations. By combining lectures, visits to international businesses and organizations and cultural excursions, you will come away with a better understanding of the context in which U.S. businesses operate in a global economy. Contact Amy Kittle for more information.

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