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Study Abroad in Syracuse

Summer 2023

Program Details

Location: Syracuse, Sicily

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA.

Course Credits: OBHR 330 Intro to Organizational Behavior and MGMT 390 Elective 6 credits.

Estimated Cost: $4800 (airfare and personal spending not included)

Housing: Students will stay in shared student apartments

Language Requirements: None

Host: Krannert School of Management for more information.



Krannert students may apply for Krannert specific scholarships in addition to the Purdue Moves Scholarship. For more information visit our Financial Planning and Scholarships page!


Ben Dunford

Ben Dunford

Associate Professor of Management

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Important Dates




6:00 PM, KRAN G016



Scholarship Deadline*



Deposit Deadline

$500 non-refundable deposit



Program Dates

*Students will be notified by mid-February of Scholarship standing.

Course Descriptions

Intro to Organizational Behavior - OBHR 330

A contemporary workplace axiom is that an employee is "hired for her or his technical skills, fired for poor people skills, and promoted for leadership and management skills" (Russell & Yao, 1997). To that end, this class is designed to help students improve the array of "soft" people skills that play such a crucial role in professional development. We will explore topics such as leadership, team dynamics, conflict management, performance management, negotiation and problem solving. All of this will be done in the context of Italian culture immersion to provide students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for leadership positions in multinational corporations. Our subject matter, physical location and small class size will facilitate the integration of Italian culture and soft skill development. For example we will visit historic sites in Italy which bring to life leadership lessons from the course. The intimate setting will facilitate interactive workshop style discussions, experiential exercises and self-assessments which cannot be done in large traditional undergraduate courses. In short, the class will be taught in the style of an executive coaching seminar, without work experience or prior Italian culture knowledge being pre-requisites.

Elective/Cultural Competency - MGMT 390

This course will be taught by on site local faculty. Course title and content is TBD until further notice.