A group of 24 students from Spain will hear from local leaders and tour local businesses as participants of the University of Central Florida Executive Development Center’s (EDC) International Residency Program partnership.

As part of the five-day program that begins Monday, June 4, the students will learn about the challenges and economic impact of area tourism and the global economy’s effects on Central Florida.

The group will hear presentations given by business leaders from:

  • Consensus Communications
  • Orange County Government
  • UCF Community Relations
  • UCF Incubator
  • UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness
  • World Class Benchmarking
  • Additionally, they will meet executives and take a behind-the-scenes tour of EPCOT, Universal Studios, Daytona International Speedway and Orlando’s new Medical City.

    This is the fifth time the EDC has hosted the Escuela de Organización International (EOI), which was founded by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Education to provide engineers with management and organizations skills.

    The EDC, which is part of the UCF College of Business Administration, is rapidly gaining a reputation as a destination to host international residencies for foreign universities. The EDC provides a critical link to help create global partnerships with overseas businesses.

    “Everyone benefits from this global alliance. The students from Spain learn more about our culture and the way we do business, and we learn more about their culture and business strategies,” said Tiffany Hughes, senior associate director of the EDC.

    UCF’s Executive Development Center offers a full range of executive and professional master’s programs, including the Executive MBA, the Professional MBA, and the Professional Master of Science in Management and Real Estate. In addition, the center offers professional development programs and can customize a highly interactive executive residency for global corporations. Visit their website to learn more.