The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) Summer Program: Paderno del Grappa

Undergraduate Global Immersion in Italy
May 18, 2015 to June 12, 2015

May 18 - June 12, 2015

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The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) is comprised of a group of 35+ international member universities, led by the University of Iowa, who collectively provide significant support and guidance for CIMBA's academic programs. Because of the large number of schools providing high quality professors and the focus on teaching, CIMBA is uniquely suited to expand the learning environment to include small-group cooperative learning and experiential techniques that encourage self-discovery.

In addition to business courses, CIMBA's unique offerings include such subjects as music and communication studies. (Listed under "School" on page.)

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee. The priority deadline for Summer 2015 is February 1, 2015.  Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, applicant must:

  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Have successfully completed ICore
  • Additional criteria may apply
  • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Location details

The CIMBA program is located in the small Italian town of Paderno del Grappa at the base of majestic Mount Grappa, and shares use of the campus of Istituto Filipin, a private Italian boarding school. The campus offers students the cultural experience of living in a small Italian community while providing access to the celebrated art and historical treasures of the Veneto region.

Once an independent state known as the Venetian Republic, the Veneto region is among the wealthiest and most developed in Italy. Venice is its capital, and as such it's a popular tourist destination, with beautiful landscapes and a rich historic and cultural heritage.

Students live on campus in dormitory style housing. Single and double rooms are available; each option has a private bathroom. Students may request particular roommates through the roommate selection form; students with no roommate preferences will be assigned to all-male or all-female rooms. The program fee includes a meal plan for week days.

Cost estimate (Summary)

Program fee includes tuition, residence hall housing, 3 meals per day, books, some local transportation, linens, laundry, and international health insurance. Does NOT include flight.

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Academics and credits

  • Students receive 6 Carlson School International Business credits for the CIMBA Summer program. All courses appear on the U of M transcript as resident credit with an A-F grade.
  • Knowledge, process, and leadership behavior represent the three pillars on which CIMBA courses are developed. The program uses a structured process to teach students the efficient use of rational managerial thought while providing a consistent approach to decision making and problem solving. Students choose two courses (3 credits each) from an offering of upper-division classes in business, economics, and communication studeies. Many classes include company tours and guest speakers.
  • 6 Credits. IBUS 3800 or IBUS 5100 (sec 003)

Cost table

Estimated Expenses Summer 2015
CIMBA Tuition (paid to University of Iowa Student Account)$6290
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$750
Transportation (to and from program site)$1300
Daily Living Expenses$560

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