Management and Entrepreneurship Study Abroad

Join your fellow bulldogs from eight disciplines on a two-week study abroad experience across Italy!

Why participate?

  • Gain exposure to family businesses, innovation teams in large companies, and tech startups.
  • Learn cultural differences in international ecosystems, studying in Milan, Florence, and Rome, Italy.
  • Meet founders building companies in foreign markets.
  • Management and Entrepreneurship track co-taught by Dr. Erik Markin and Eric Hill.
  • Cross-Curtural Management track taught by Dr. Patty Ann Bogue
  • Collaborate and learn with a cross-disciplinary group of students from seven other programs across campus.


  • Dates: June 9 – 23, 2024 (Apply by Feb 9th, 2024)
  • Eligibility:  Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing by program start date.
  • Program Fee:  $4,235 (you are eligible to apply for financial aid)
  • Faculty:  Dr. Erik Markin, Mr. Eric Hill, Dr. Patty Ann Bogue
  • Curricular Applicability:  This study abroad program applies to many disciplines within the College of Business.
    • Management major: Applies as a major elective
    • Business Administration major: Applies as management elective
    • International Business major:  Applies as an IB elective or as MGT major elective
    • Entrepreneurship minor:  Applies toward the 15 hour minor, most likely in place of MGT 3333, but if a student already had that course, then it could replace one of the other minor courses
    • Jack Hatcher Certificate:  May replace any class in the certificate.

Other Majors and Tracks

Outside the College of Business? Join the trip in one of these other discipline-specific tracks:

  • Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Performance – Kinesiology
  • Management & Entrepreneurship (also open to non-College of Business students)

For additional details on study abroad, visit the International Institute Official Website.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Markin at (662) 325-3928 or