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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 02/20/2024
Rolling Admission 03/15/2024 03/24/2024

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Business Program Type: Faculty Directed
Class Eligibility: Graduate Student Program Provider: NIU Faculty
Program Description:

Global MBA
Rome, Italy



Program Director:   Anthony Preston

Program Overview

The Global MBA program incorporates innovative ideas and a real-world experience in a balanced approach to graduate education. The cohort class structure offers a lock-step, planned curriculum in an executive setting. Members of each class begin the program together sharing the same educational experience and taking the same courses in the same sequence throughout the year. Through this approach, effective student teams are developed which often grow into long-term friendships.

Students are given the option to earn a Masters in International Management. Students who pursue the double degree program will spend two three-week sessions in Rome, Italy. Classes are taught in English; course content includes European culture and customs, international trade practices and logistics, international marketing, international law, and international management.

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Course Offerings

For satisfactory participation in the program, participants will receive 3 semester hours of graduate credit in the following NIU course:

MKTG 601 International Study in Marketing                              3 Semester hours

Description: Short-term study abroad experience to study cultural differences, problems, issues, trends, and practices in marketing within the international environment. Activities Include visits to foreign organizations, presentations by marketing managers and executives, and discussions with foreign and domestic international faculty. Supervised by department faculty member.

Program Prerequisite:  All Phase One courses or consent of department..

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Application Information

The online application process provides guidance on requesting information, advising, or applying for the program. Please note that at the time of application, non-NIU applicants will be expected to submit a signature verification form and copy of their ID to the Study Abroad Office.

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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for aid, loans or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization.  Tuition waivers do not apply.  Information is also available in the Study Abroad Office regarding scholarships and grants. Please contact Barbara Stark, International Affairs Business Manager, Williston Hall 407, (815) 753-9530, for more information.

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Withdrawal Policy

For more information on the withdrawal policy please contact the Instructor of Record, Anthony Preston.

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Passport/Visa Information

All participants are expected to possess a passport in order to participate in this program. Important Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas.

Individuals who do not currently posses a valid passport should apply for one immediately.

Information on acquiring a passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s Website: U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this program. Non-U.S. passport holders may need special visas for travel to Italy and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

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Contact Information

Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700

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This program is currently not accepting applications.