Rader School of Business students now have the opportunity to study abroad at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. Students can choose from a wide variety of elective courses, including sports management/marketing, intercultural communication, international banking, sustainability and much more. The program is currently designed to run for two MSOE academic quarters (either Fall/Winter or Winter/Spring). In Italy, students will take five classes during one semester and then two classes during the January intercession.

All courses are taught in English, and students work with their program director to select courses and ensure the credits will transfer to their major at MSOE. Students also have the opportunity to take international courses that interest them but may not be available at MSOE.

Famous for its history, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Florence University of the Arts has seven locations in Florence and its schools offer a rich variety of academic disciplines. In addition to academics, students have access to several experiential components such as educational field trips, involvement in the local culture through community service and volunteer opportunities, as well as extracurricular activities organized by FUA’s Student Life and Development Office.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Michael Payne at paynemj@msoe.edu or (414) 277-7589.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th anniversary. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.