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CIMBA
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer I
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
 Minimum GPA:
2.75
 Class Standing:
Undergraduate Sophomore, Graduate, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior
 Program Specialist:
Sakhi Vyas
 Areas of Study:
Business
Program Description:

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Program Overview

CIMBA is dedicated to providing unique educational opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and executive program participants. It is committed to providing an innovative learning environment and to the development of superior educational programs to better prepare today’s young professionals for the global marketplace. CIMBA takes pride in the success of its students and the companies they serve; its professors and employees; the shared commitment to its educational philosophy; the Consortium-member universities it serves; and the integral part it plays in the Veneto region, which so graciously serves as the program’s home.

In 2008, The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business became the new home for CIMBA. The programs continue to grow and thrive with more than 1,200 MBA graduates around the world and approximately 700 study abroad students attending our programs each year. CIMBA continues to be one of the world's leading study abroad programs for business students.

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Location

The CIMBA program has two campuses. The MBA, executive and summer graduate study abroad programs take place at the CIMBA campus in Asolo, Italy. The undergraduate study abroad programs take place at the CIMBA campus in the nearby town of Paderno del Grappa. Only a few miles apart and located in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains in the Veneto region of northern Italy, both facilities provide a wonderful campus experience for students.

In addition to the campus experience, the Veneto region provides the perfect location for increasing awareness and understanding of the functional aspects of international business. Considered beautiful for its natural environment and picturesque old-town centers, the Veneto is home to a flourishing business community unrivalled in Italy and remarkable by European standards. With only 5 million inhabitants, the region boasts more than 450,000 companies, most of which are small and medium-sized; these companies account for nearly 20 percent of Italian exports. Venture capital investment in the Veneto region exceeded 2.7 billion Euros in 2004, which accounted for more than 90 percent of the total for Italy and equaled the venture capital investment for Germany. The Veneto, with its major cities of Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Treviso, is home to a number of multi-national corporations including Aprilia (motorcycles), Benetton (textiles and apparel), Castelgarden (garden products), Diadora (sporting apparel), Geox (shoes), Lotto (apparel and sporting goods), Luxottica (eyewear), Technica (ski boots and equipment), Pavan (food-processing machinery) and Electrolux (home appliances).

The unique business and living environment provides a foundation not only for learning international business, but also for the contribution it makes to the development of students’ leadership behavior skills and attributes. In this sense, the idyllic international setting gives students, who find themselves out of their comfort zone, a real opportunity to learn about themselves over an extended period of time. The depth and richness of the CIMBA experience in this respect goes well beyond more traditional, knowledge-based, programs.

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
Open for business students only.
Minumum GPA 2.75.

Academic Credit
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Pre-approval Form available from the HIGE. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and HIGE staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or cancelled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.

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Housing

Housing information, see "Living on campus."

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Itinerary

Check with CIMBA.

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Additional Resources

Host Institution Information (external links)
CIMBA homepage
Preparing for Your Trip

Country Information (external links)
Italy - Lonely Planet
Veneto, Italy - Lonely Planet
Country Specific Information - Italy
Culturegram - Italy
StudentsAbroad

CONTACT

HCOB:
Barb Caras-Tomczak, MBA Program Coordinator and Global Business Center Advisor
Office: 2320 Schneider Hall
barb.caras-tomczak@wmich.edu 
(269) 387-5086

WMU Study Abroad:
Ann Ganz, Sr. Study Abroad Specialist in HCoB
ann.ganz@wmich.edu
(269)387-5890

Sakhi Vyas, Study Abroad Specialist
sakhi.vyas@wmich.edu
(269) 387-5890
www.wmich.edu/studyabroad

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