Last April, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University became the US partner for the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) alongside EMLYON Business School in France and Zhejiang University in China. Purdue is one the US’s most highly regarded academic institutions and one of the most attractive American universities for international students.
Early September, the fourth cohort arrived on the EMLYON campus to start their unique global entrepreneurial experience.
This year, the programme gathers students from 12 nationalities (Belgian, Burkinabé, Canadian, Chinese, French, German, Ghanaian, Indian, Lebanese, North-American, Syrian, Swiss) for 12 months designed to provide entrepreneurial leaders and managers with the tools, knowledge, network and mindset to operate in increasingly global markets. "In this period of economic uncertainty, it is individuals like this that companies need the most. The program gives them the chance to understand three fundamentally different entrepreneurial environments - North America, Europe and Asia - and to work together and share a cross-cultural experience," says Patrice Houdayer, Vice President Graduates Programmes.
This is the first cohort to take classes at Purdue, the new GEP US partner, in May 2013 after the students will have spent 4 months at Zhejiang University (China).
As Dasha Lyulkovich, a 2011 graduate and founder of a successful start-up puts it, "The Global Entrepreneurship Program changes the way you look at things around you, how you assess different markets - developing, developed or mature - but also the way you see others. It's the springboard for your own ambitions and dreams."
We wish the new cohort the same success as Dasha!
More details on the programme: www.msc-entrepreneurship.com