International New Venture

Program Overview 
This study abroad program consists of two components, a Boston-based component that is more conceptual in nature, and the international based component that is more experiential in nature. Students will learn what it takes to start a new venture that has the potential to be successful in the United States and how they could grow these ventures by expanding them into foreign markets. Students will gain hands-on experience when they work on cross-cultural teams to address issues of strategic importance to a new venture in their host country.

 

INV Courses

ENTR4510 – MANAGEMENT CONSULTING ABROAD, 4 CREDITS

  • Experience first-hand the challenges that entrepreneurs confront internationalizing products and services
  • Work in cross-culture consulting teams with local students from partner universities.
  • Assess client venture’s product line/service strategy, marketing approaches and determine how these can be adapted for foreign markets.

ENTR3220- INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION CONSULTING, 4 CREDITS

  • Learn about creating a new venture that is successful in the local domestic market and can be adapted to expand into foreign markets.
  • Understand the complexities faced by entrepreneurs doing business in a global environment.
  • Understand effective methods for management consulting and apply these methods by working on consulting projects involving new ventures in their host countries.

South Korea

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This Dialogue of Civilizations program offers an immersion into the dynamic entrepreneurial environment of South Korea, working directly with Korea startups based in Seoul as they are pioneering new communications, gaming, and other technology intensive applications. Enjoy Korea’s unique culture with food, dance, and excursions in the country's landscape. This will be an unforgettable experience. Korea itself is a country undergoing a wonderful transformation towards a less hierarchical political and economic structure. Entrepreneurship fits squarely into the heart of the transformation. No challenges. But be prepared for a total cultural immersion that is rich in activity and experiential learning. This program will start with two weeks in Boston, followed by two weeks in South Korea.

Ghana

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Work with entrepreneurial companies and then help these companies and make real change in Ghana, West Africa! Compare and experience entrepreneurship on two different continents and thereby get a deeper understanding of the topic while making an impact. Ghana is a preferred destination on the West Coast of Africa and serves as a knowledge gateway to the rest of the continent. Work with different social enterprise startups to meet pressing needs and build a vertical farming unit for a target group in need. Explore the beautiful beaches of Ghana, the Kakum National Park 1,150 ft canopy walk (1 of 3 in Africa) and the Elmina and Cape Coast slave castles. Be cautious when trying local tropical food. This program will start with two weeks in Boston, followed by two weeks in Ghana.

Study Global Consulting in Startups 

Israel

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Interested in innovation and entrepreneurship? Join the Dialogue centered in the Startup Nation: Israel. Engage with local startups on management consulting projects, work in cross-cultural teams involving local students, and learn about the eco-system that makes innovation and new ventures boom. Work closely with founders of new ventures, meet investors, entrepreneurs, and managers at multinational corporations, experience consulting to startups and working on a cross-cultural team. Israel offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to both state-of-the-art technology and innovation but also to ancient history. 

Italy

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Engage in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by visiting companies and incubators thriving in the ETNA region including agricultural (wineries and olive oil producers), renewable energy players and a global semiconductor company. Experience first-hand the challenges that entrepreneurs confront internationalizing products and services. Work in cross-culture consulting teams with local students from partner universities to assess client venture product line/service strategy, marketing approaches and determine how these can be adapted for foreign markets.

South Africa

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Form teams with local TSIBA students to engage township entrepreneurs in operations and strategy consulting. Learn through their eyes of their colleagues. South Africa has in interesting history that bears on the social economic wellbeing of the country. Capetown, the destination of the program allows easy access to landmarks such as Table Mountain and Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. At the core of the program is a three (plus) week business program in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring a unique two week intensive micro-enterprise consulting program in partnership with TSiBA in the surrounding townships. 

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Contact Information 

Dr. Cheryl Mitteness
Lead Faculty
c.mitteness@neu.edu
617.373.3728

Northeastern University 
Center for Entrepreneurship Education
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360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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