Marketing professor awarded federal grant

Rama YelkurA marketing professor at UW-Eau Claire has received a $190,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare students and Wisconsin businesses to be more competitive in emerging markets.

Rama Yelkur, also coordinator of international business programs at UW-Eau Claire, wrote the grant to continue efforts by the College of Business to internationalize the curriculum, faculty, students and the business community.

The Business and International Education Program grant will support the development of an international business major, international study scholarships, and scholarships for international student and faculty travel, conferences and related activities.

Through “Global Opportunities for Business and Education (GLOBE) with a focus on China and India (CHINDIA),” UW-Eau Claire also will offer short-term study abroad programs to China and India during the January term and provide programming to assist small and medium-sized companies in conducting business with China and India.