Leadership in a Global Context

Leadership skills are among the most valuable transferrable skills that you will utilize throughout your professional and personal life. Developing your leadership style is a deeply personal experience that can be honed through intentional experiential learning. Leadership in a Global Context gives you the opportunity to put leadership theory into practice by means of this 1-credit experiential learning opportunity through the use of simulations.

This virtual program will occur in eight sessions over the course of 10 days, during which you will learn principles and theories behind leadership development and have the chance to develop and hone your leadership skills through engaging co-operative simulations.

Simulations are instructional scenarios where you will use modeled behavior to understand a certain concept.  The scenario represents a certain part of leadership-based reality.  As you engage in the simulation you will make decisions and face their repercussions.  At the conclusion of the simulation, you will reflect on the simulated experience to gather understanding.

What You'll Accomplish: 

As an engaged and active participant in this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn the foundations of leadership theory and develop your personal leadership style
  • apply transferrable skills gained through simulations.
  • examine your own strengths, weaknesses, values, and beliefs by means of a global environment
  • develop professional skills for an international workplace such as cross-cultural collaboration, change management, group communication and decision-making, and organizational behavior

This is a virtual academic program.

What You'll Study: 

This one-credit, experiential virtual course will take place May 10 - 19, 2021 over 8 sessions with Saturday and Sunday off. Students can expect sessions to run from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM with an hour break for lunch at 12:00 PM. A typical day will consist of conversations about leadership develop theory during the morning with simulations and debriefing during the afternoon.

Students will be graded using S/NC.

Independent Study (BUS1901)
Experiential Learning Description: 

You will engage in simulations which reflect certain aspects of leadership-based reality. Throughout these simulations you will make decisions and face their repercussions. At the conclusion of the simulation, you will reflect on the simulated experience to gather understand and further develop your leadership skills.

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Anthony Gomez

¡Hola a todxs! I am an International Programs Manager for Pitt Business and a Western PA native. As an undergraduate students, I had my first experience abroad when my college choir toured the southern region of Spain, and I’ve been hooked ever since. One year after that, I spent a semester at la Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain; which are among the best months of my life. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Westminster College and a master’s degree in Higher Education from Penn State (I know, I know). I’m looking forward to helping undergraduate students pursue global education opportunities to further develop their personal, academic, and professional goals.

Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with me using Handshake!

  • Log in to Handshake
  • Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Pitt Business International Programs Advising as the Category
  • Select International Programs Advising - Pitt Business as the Appointment Type
  • Select a day, find my name and find time that works best for you!

Don't see a time that works for you? Just send me an email!

Your In-Country Contacts: 

Bryan Schultz

Greetings!  I am the Director of Global and Experiential Programs at the University Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh.  I've been at Pitt since 2011 and during this time served in the Study Abroad Office, Swanson School of Engineering and the College of Business Administration.  My portfolio of responsibilities includes expanding global and experiential opportunities for Pitt Honors students.  Prior to joining Pitt my career focused on providing executive-level leadership and consulting to nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Washington DC. 
I graduated from Kalamazoo College (MI) with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and earned a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University (CO).  During my free tine I enjoy long backpacking trips, following Detroit-based professional sports, painting, going to concerts, and exploring new places - especially those overseas.



Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with me using Pathways!

  • Log in to Pathways or use the Navigate app.
  • Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Advising as the Care Unit.
  • Select Honors College - Virtual Appointments as the Location
  • Select HC - Global or Experiential Advising as the service
  • Select my name and find a time that works for you!

Having trouble or don't see a time that works for you? Just email me!

Hillary Koller

Hello! I’m Hillary, Director of Pitt Business International Programs. I originally hail from New Jersey, but became a member of the Pitt community as an undergraduate student in 2002 and I have been here pretty much ever since. During my time at Pitt I’ve had the opportunity to accompany students abroad, and I’m excited to work with you to make your international experience a valuable one! When I’m not in the office, you can find me spending time in the great outdoors, reading, cooking, and taking a yoga or ballet class. Get in touch with me at hkoller@pitt.edu.


Schedule an appointment


To schedule an appointment with me, send me an email and we'll find a time that works for you!

Items Billed by Pitt (Virtual Only)







All business and Honors College students admitted into Leadership in a Global Context will receive a scholarship for the full cost of the program.


What's Included: 
  • Tuition for one credit
  • Access to five leadership-based simulations
What Else You Need to Know: 

This program is available for University of Pittsburgh students enrolled in the College of Business Administration and/or The University Honors College.