Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

Global Assistance Program

The Global Assistance Program, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., bridges the GAP between the academic and business communities by providing consulting services to regional businesses. Teams comprised of high-performing students working under the guidance and supervision of seasoned faculty and program administration provide assistance on local, regional, national, and global business issues. GAP projects last for one academic semester and students receive credit for successfully completing the course.

Benefits to Indiana Businesses

  • Valuable guidance on global business and technology issues
  • Quality global consulting support at reasonable rates
  • Access to global technical and business information sources
  • Exposure to pool of potential new employees

Benefits to UE Students

  • Real-world consulting experience
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Résumé building
  • Possible lead-in to internship or full-time job opportunities

Examples of Potential Services

  • Identification and evaluation of global business opportunities
  • Global market research and marketing strategy formulation
  • Nation-specific economic feasibility studies
  • Assessment of e-commerce capabilities of global markets
  • Evaluation of business and technology plans for global markets
  • Identification of global supply chains and outsourcing opportunities
  • Evaluation of regulatory issues associated with trans-border information flows, intellectual property, foreign ownership, licensing
  • Evaluation of human resource issues
  • Evaluation of global financial risks and global capital allocation
  • Set up and evaluation of global accounting systems
  • Global site selection support

For more information about the Global Assistance program, contact us at gap@evansville.edu or (812)488-2474.