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American Business Experience

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ABE students meet with local business owner.

READ: ABE featured in the Quad-City Business Journal

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The American Business Experience is designed for MBA-level or highly motivated upper-level undergraduate students who seek to acquire an experience of American business. The topics will include:

  • Effective corporate strategies in American business and industry
  • Best practices in American industrial production and operations
  • Managing innovation and growth in American corporations
  • Retail and marketing strategies in American industry
  • Key components of American operations management
  • The major historical trends of US business growth
  • The most effective contemporary methods in American finance
  • The most efficient American accounting practices
  • The top methods in American human resource management


The program will consist of approximately 50% conference sessions and 50% field visits to area businesses.

This program is not for academic credit. Upon successful completion, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion from St. Ambrose University.


  • Orientation
  • Local transportation to and from airport and field visits
  • Furnished on-campus housing
  • Lunches provided
  • Welcome Reception and Closing Ceremony banquet
  • Access to computer labs and library
  • Special events, including a Memorial Day Weekend filled with activities.
  • 2-day Chicago trip
  • Certificate of Completion

Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive a formal acceptance letter from St. Ambrose University. Please be sure to apply for your passport immediately!



Application information for the 2015 ABE will be available in Fall 2014.

Questions/More Information

Please contact Dr. Arun Pillutla, Professor of Managerial Studies and Director of the ABE Program.