Empowering the leaders of today and tomorrow, the Iacocca Institute focuses on developing programs and activities critical to global and local leadership. The Iacocca Institute was jointly formed in 1988 by Lee A. Iacocca and Lehigh University. We are dedicated to cultivating the potential of individuals and to increasing the global competitiveness of organizations. Join us in examining innovative practices through a variety of highly interactive learning experiences and programs.
Iacocca Institute Programs
The Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry
Each summer, the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry® brings 75 young business leaders to Lehigh University for six weeks. Since its inception in 1997, 1048 leaders representing 100-plus countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, and Europe have attended the applied leadership and cross-cultural training program. The customized GV experience allows villagers to participate in interactive seminar style courses, company projects, executive meetings, country panels, and on-site visits. These activities enable participants to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, business and industry knowledge, and an in-depth understanding of other cultures.
The Global Village on the Move
The Global Village on the Move program takes participants into epicenters of business around
the world and provides a focused business learning experience. Utilizing the successful
curricular elements of the Iacocca Institute’s Global Village program, we work with academic partners and regional experts to enhance the participant’s understanding of business practices and cultural nuances in the region where the program is held. Previous programs have
included Peru, Spain, Australia and United Arab Emirates. To learn more about these programs visit our general information web page.
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Professionals continuously build their knowledge-base and strategic skill set through learning and networking opportunities. Iacocca Institute Professional Education leverages the resources of both area industry experts and Lehigh University’s faculty and professors of practice to create learning experiences that meet the demanding needs of today’s marketplace. Public seminars, leadership programs, customized applied management programs, and professional training programs provide environments where professionals may network, learn, interface and exchange ideas with other like-minded individuals.
The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship
Lehigh University hosts this unique learning program each summer to educate more than 60 top high school students from Pennsylvania and around the world on global entrepreneurship. The five-week residential program, funded by the Lehigh University, community contributions and tuition fees, focuses on challenging students as they learn about cultural and business practices with other students, faculty, and entrepreneurs