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Purdue Partnering With French, Chinese Schools

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Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is partnering with universities in France and China to offer a Global Entrepreneurship Program. Participants in the 12-month master's degree program will study at all three schools.

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April 23, 2012

News Release

West Lafayette, Ind. —Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is partnering with a French and a Chinese university to offer the Global Entrepreneurship Program.

Krannert is partnering with French business school EMLYON and Zhejiang University in China to offer GEP, which is a 12-month master's degree program dedicated to entrepreneurship.

The course is designed to provide entrepreneurial leaders and managers with the tools, knowledge, network and mindset to operate in increasingly global markets.

Students begin the program in the fall on the EMLYON campus in Lyon, France, getting insight into setting up a company from scratch and the European approach to business. In January, they head to China where they focus on family businesses. The last module takes place at Purdue with an examination of what makes for a high-growth company.
Students working in multicultural teams will do a project at each location to develop their entrepreneurial skills and an appreciation for the challenges of establishing a business in each culture.

"Purdue University is honored to join the Global Entrepreneurship Program consortium," said P. Christopher Earley, Krannert dean and James Brooke Henderson Professor of Management. "At Purdue, we take pride in producing analytical thinkers and global leaders, and our approach to management education with a focus on innovation, engineering and science perfectly complements our partner institutions.

"We're confident that students will leave the program with a tremendous foundation for entrepreneurship through cutting-edge innovation, honed both in the classroom and through experiential learning opportunities."

Source: Purdue University

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