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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.