At Eckerd College, international education and study abroad are integral to a liberal arts education. This commitment is expressed in the mission of the college. Management faculty members work closely with the Office of International Education to develop winter term programs abroad not only to the London Study Centre, but also to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. In 2006, Professor Grasso traveled to China with the inaugural program at the China Study Center operated by Eckerd College. He returned in 2008 and 2013 with other groups of students for spring semester. Management students have participated in other programs that have taken them to India, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain and countries in South and Central America.
Our students have also traveled overseas for the semester abroad program, taking management courses in Universities from Sweden to Australia. All of our students are encouraged to seriously think about going overseas to broaden their perspective.
The Management faculty works closely with the The Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning to develop and sponsor internships which helps the students understand the craft of managing. Students from the discipline have interned with every organization from marketing corporations on Madison Avenue in New York City and corporate headquarters of Rally Oil Company to the midtown project in downtown St Petersburg, which is aimed at helping small businesses in economically depressed areas grow and prosper.
If a student is interested in a particular aspect of Management, they are encouraged to work with one of the faculty to create an independent study which will further their knowledge and understanding of that particular portion of the discipline.
There are a variety of avenues for personalizing your Management or Business Administration education while at Eckerd College. To find out more, contact the Admissions Office.