Coles College of Business at KSU Receives Grant for International Education

The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University has been chosen to participate in an…

Georgia (Oct 22, 2004) — Coles College of Business at KSU Receives Grant for International Education

Terri Thornton

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The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University has been chosen to participate in an international business education program. It has received a $249‚000 grant enabling KSU students to study entrepreneurship in Mexico and Canada. KSU is one of only two U.S. schools chosen to participate.

The U.S. Department of Education provided the three−year grant through its Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education. The effort is designed to increase entrepreneurship among members of the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA).

The grant gives student financial assistance to attend participating universities‚ where they will take a full load of courses on international management‚ entrepreneurship and other business topics. The credits will transfer to their home institutions.

“Our students will get exposure‚ at almost no cost to them‚ to the cultures of Canada and Mexico‚” says Kamal Fatehi‚ Ph.D. who directs the North American Consortium for Entrepreneurship at KSU. “In addition to their coursework‚ they will spend time at businesses‚ which will allow them to learn firsthand about international business practices.”

Starting this spring‚ two KSU students will travel to Vancouver. Fatehi says the students may stay with host families‚ and will expand their network through the friends they make. When they conclude their international studies‚ they will return to KSU to share their experiences.

In addition to KSU‚ participating schools include California State University in San Bernardino; the University of Montreal; Capilano College in Vancouver; Universidad de Guadalajara and Central de Estudios Tecnicos y Superiores Mexicale in Baja.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚000 from 129 countries. The third largest university in the state‚ and a member of the 34−institution University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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