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Florence I Study Abroad
Summer 2021

Florence I

Program Details




Florence, Italy

Program Dates:

May 14th  - June 12th , 2021


Prof. Ben Dunford & local faculty


Krannert School of Management


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

Course Credits:

OBHR 33000 Intro to Organizational Behavior & International Elective for 

6 credits .


TBD  (airfare and personal spending not included)


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


Students will stay in shared student apartments in Florence.

Language Requirements:


Scholarship Deadline:

February 1, 2021. Krannert Scholarship deadline (students will be notified by mid-February of Scholarship standing)

Deposit Deadline:

March 1, 2021. $500 non-refundable deposit

Contact: for more information.

Course Descriptions

Organizational Behavior - OBHR 33000

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 Spanish 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.


MGMT 39000 (International Elective)

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

Krannert Faculty Bio

Kelly Blanchard

Ben Dunford
Associate Professor of Management

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