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Florence Study Abroad

Summer 2017

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017. Apply now!


Program Details


This program is closed and no longer accepting applicants


Florence, Italy

Program Dates: May 13 - June 9, 2017
Faculty: Prof. Cara Putman & Local faculty
Host: Krannert School of Management
Eligibility: The program is open to Purdue undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA.
Course Credits: MGMT 35400 Legal Foundations of Business & International Elective. Students will earn 6 credits which can be applied toward graduation requirements.

$4200 (airfare and personal spending not included)


Krannert students may apply for Krannert specific scholarships in addition to the $1000 Purdue Moves Scholarship. For more information click here!


Students will stay in shared student apartments in Florence.

Language Requirements: None.

March 3, 2017. Click here to apply!

February 1, 2017. Krannert Scholarship deadline (students will be notified by mid-February of Scholarship standing)

Deposit Deadline: March 3, 2017. $500 non-refundable deposit
Contact: for more information.

Course Descriptions

Legal Foundation of Business - MGMT 34500

This course is an examination and study of the nature and place of law in our society on both the national and international level. It also investigates the social and moral bases of law enactment, regulation of business, legal liability, enforcement procedures, and the legal environment for managers.

Family Business & Entrepreneurship in Italy - MGMT 39000 (International Elective)

Family enterprises represent the majority of businesses in Italy; most of them are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with few numbers of very large firms. Of these businesses, more than 65% select top managers from within the family, compared to 25% in France and 10% in England. These businesses produce a substantial share of the economy’s output, and employ nearly 70% of Italian workers in different sectors within the economy.

This course provides an insight into Italian businesses and entrepreneurship. Family business and entrepreneurship will be placed into a national and historical context and the importance of family businesses for the Italian economy will be identified. Students will learn to evaluate the relevance of family businesses for the Italian economy and identify national and international factors and drivers, which can influence entrepreneurial businesses. Students will analyze the life cycle of family business, models of managements, succession issues as well as cultural aspects and values that define the main peculiarities of a family business compared to a non-family business, representing a heritage for future generations. The students will also have the opportunity to meet local family business (small and medium size enterprises) as well as other well-known Italian brands.