BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Strategies for Success
20 July to 1 August, 2020
This two-week course includes lectures and interactive sessions with CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Chicago–Milwaukee Economic Corridor, a region that hosts some of the greatest global companies, such as Harley Davidson, Fedex Ground, Jockey International, Inc., Miller Brewing Company, and SC Johnson & Son, Inc., and many start-up companies. You will also visit Frank Lloyd Wright architecture sites in Wisconsin and explore locations in Chicago.
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Also available: Personality and Leadership Development
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE COURSE
Perfect for young entrepreneurs, managers, executives, and aspiring students interested in international business
Earn a two-week certificate from the AACSB accredited business program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside near Chicago, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States
Network with and learn from lectures by top American CEOs, business leaders, and entrepreneurs
Participate in workshops on leadership and personality development
Visit American corporations, including:
- Harley Davidson
- CNH Fiat
- Federal Reserve Bank
Have your visa appointment by 30 May, 2020. Wait times may exceed one month. Plan in advance to get your visa appointments.
Visa confirmation due date is 15 June, 2020.
Arrive at the University on 20 July, 2020. You are responsible for travel to the US.
Program dates are 20 July-1 August. View itinerary
Depart 1 August or 2 August, 2020. You are responsible for travel from the US.
$2,500 USD + airfare from country of travel
Accommodations at the University, all food, all transportation (from arrival at Kenosha to departure from Kenosha), all business visits, and a weekend visit to Chicago. Time on your own includes occasions in Chicago and Milwaukee with various options and restaurants.
UW-Parkside is situated between two major American cities on a beautiful, wooded 700-acre campus. Participants will stay in double bedroom apartments with wifi, cable TV, individual suite-controlled thermostats, study area, kitchenette, and a shared lounge per wing.
Participants will also be provided complimentary access to the state-of-the-art gym with indoor and outdoor running facilities and weight rooms.
Subject to change
Week One | 20-26 July
20 July | Monday
Arrival at O’Hare International Airport
Pickup and Drop to UW-Parkside
21 July | Tuesday
Welcome and Comments by Dr. Kuruvilla
"Leadership in America" remarks by UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford
Tour of UW-Parkside
Sailboat tour on Lake Michigan; Kenosha, WI
22 Jul | Wednesday
Lecture on Small Business in America by James McPhaul, Director of Small Business Development Center
Visit Kenosha Mayor’s Office to learn about local government
"Capitalism and the American Economy" lecture
23 Jul | Thursday
Corporate visit of Badger Meter
- Tour of company and meet leadership
- "Implementing Lean Manufacturing Systems and Automation into Your Operations" address by Dominic Cariello, Director of Manufacturing for the Badger Flow Instrumentation Group
"An Entrepreneurial Mindset - Features and Tetets" lecture by David Heckbart, Milwaukee
Dinner in Milwaukee (on your own)
24 Jul | Friday
"Branding Yourself - Creating and Sustaining an Online Presence" workshop
Corporate visit to Case New Holland (CNH) Facility
- "Manufacturing in the USA – Current Realities" lecture by executive
- Tour of plant and meet with plant managers
Visit to Lake Geneva, a resort town in Wisconsin
Local band concert "Gravity of Youth" classic rock greatest hits
25 Jul | Saturday
Visit to City of Skokie, IL
Check-in at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Hotel Chicago located on the Magnificent Mile
Chicago Federal Bureau interaction and address by Economic Outreach Specialist on "State of the US Economy"
Chicago Architectural Boat Tour. See the skyscrapers of Chicago by boat.
Visit Signature Room on 96th floor of John Hancock Towers for wine and appetizers
26 Jul | Sunday
Chicago Experience Day - freely explore Chicago on your own or with a group
- Chicago Margarita Festival, Navy Pier
- Millennium park
- Taste of Lincoln Avenue
- Relax at the beach
WEEK TWO | 27 July-1 August
27 July | Monday
Stop at Prime Outlet Mall or Mayfair Mall for brand name shopping or seeing a movie
Multi-task Activity: Working Together
28 July | Tuesday
"Intercultural Communication in America – Verbal and Non-Verbal" lecture by Dr. Abey Kuruvilla
"Business Law in the USA – Labor and Liability" lecture by Paul Gagliardi
Customized aspects of the course for individual participants
Workshops: Team of 4 to Build the Empire from logo to business plan; team work to leadership; and technology to budgeting
Connection with professional in your field
29 July | Wednesday
“Human Resources and Hiring in America" lecture by Cory Mason
Corporate visit to Fedex Ground Facility in Grayslake, IL
- Tour of plant and meeting with plant managers.
- “Supply Chain Management and Logistics in America - The Fedex Story" lecture by John Mahar, Global Accounts Manager, Fedex
30 July | Thursday
Visit to Harley Davidson Museum
- Privately guided tour of museum “Journey through the History of Harley-Davidson”
Corporate visit to Miller Brewing Company
- Tour and exploration of large-scale brewing
- Stop at Bavarian-style Miller Inn or outdoor Beer Garden
31 July | Friday
Corporate visit to Amazon
Visit Kenosha beach and lighthouse for optional swimming or visiting downtown
Dinner at the home of Dr. Abey Kuruvilla
1 August | Saturday
Final day activities
Depart in the afternoon or depart on 2 August
Are you ready to discover America through business, industry, and entrepreneurship?
Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been enriching minds and changing lives of those who attend. Small classes and one-on-one faculty attention have been our hallmark, and continue to be part of an experience that brightens futures. Our student-centric approach means students are never taught by assistants, don't get lost in a crowd, and do get to work side-by-side with faculty dedicated to their success.
We also support students by designing custom-tailored degree programs that meet the needs of today’s demanding job market, as well as students' unique curiosities. Combining academic disciplines can energize new pursuits and discoveries, so we encourage students to create the interdisciplinary course program that suits their interests.