2010
Grant will help students, U.S. business prosper in an international economy

Grant will help students, U.S. business prosper in an international economy
July 27, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

72720102916_students2010webjpgThe College of Business at Benedictine University has been awarded a Title VI Business and International Education Program grant of more than $188,000 over the next two years by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Business and International Education program seeks to promote education and training that will contribute to the ability of U.S. business to prosper in an international economy. Colleges and universities are awarded grants to provide international training to personnel in various stages of professional development.

The College of Business at Benedictine University, through its new Global Education Laboratory, will develop a web portal to enhance interactions among students, faculty and area businesses with international partners and businesses. Scholarships will allow College of Business undergraduate and graduate students to travel abroad for academic coursework.

“These direct connections and networks will allow us to leverage our outstanding classes and global partnerships," said Sandra Gill, dean of the College of Business at Benedictine University. “This grant will enhance the international experience for our students and will help to prepare them to participate in an increasingly interdependent world economy.”

The grant will also extend College of Business curricula and workshops to local business leaders through the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.