"One of the most experiential learning opportunities I have had at SVSU is being accepted into one of the Programs of Distinction at SVSU: The Vitito Global Leadership Institute. I have been able to learn and grow as a person as the program is very interactive and helps build leadership skills based around a business environment. The program allows many opportunities to get to know and be mentored by experienced professors at SVSU."

Charlotte Wong, 2014 B.B.A., Management from Prince Edward Island, Canada

About VGLI

Are you a major in the College of Business & Management seeking an amazing in-class, networking, international travel, and resume-building experience at little cost to you? The Vitito Global Leadership Institute (VGLI) is an SVSU Program of Distinction that is your opportunity to professionally grow, gain skills that last a lifetime, and set yourself apart from the crowd as a Vitito Fellow.

As a Vitito Fellow, you will develop the knowledge, skills and perspectives that are the hallmark of great leaders.  You will experience:

  • Selected upper division leadership courses, with your Vitito peers including “Accelerated Leadership Laboratory,” a course and lab blending leadership research with practical application
  • Regional and statewide field trips offering the opportunity to meet successful leaders of business and non-profit organizations
  • Regular meetings, co-curricular activities, and quality time with your peers and mentoring with College of Business & Management endowed chairs, faculty members and regional business leaders
  • A generous travel stipend for a faculty-led international travel experience that includes meetings with global leaders
  • The opportunity to practice your leadership craft by helping external clients

The Vitito Global Leadership Institute is a 1½ year program (beginning winter semester of junior year) for majors in the College of Business & Management. This selective, competitive program accepts up to 12 students.  Program participant selection includes an application and personal interview. The Institute provides you an awesome opportunity to develop your leadership vision, understand your strengths and broaden your leadership experience.

Please contact us at cbmdean@svsu.edu with any questions you may have about the fellowship.

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