Skip to Content

Going Global


BOP seeks to increase students studying abroad

Studying abroad is almost a requirement for students seeking to leave a top business school prepared for an ever-changing and global economy. Not only does the firsthand experience of another culture enrich a student's academic experience, it broadens her personal horizons which makes for a better manager, leader, and executive. A corporate representative on campus once said, "If I'm looking at two resumes and they are essentially the same except one has a global experience on the resume and the other does not, I will hire the student with the global experience every time. I need people with cultural intelligence and knowledge that can't be taught in a classroom."

Approximately 20-22% of Krannert undergraduate students study abroad. Looking at current BOP sophomores through seniors, only 12.9% of BOP students studied abroad to date. We are seeking to dramatically increase the percentage of BOP students studying abroad at least once during their tenure at Purdue to 50%. Special thanks to BOP alumni Rochelle Dorn-Hayes, Kenyatta Dorsey, Leland Sylver, and James Turner for their contributions to help BOP students like Justin Hornbuckle (BOP '16) and Talia Gaeta (BOP '17) study abroad in Rome last summer.

give to bop today