Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Global Business Learning Community

  • Global Business Learning Community
    Global Business Learning Community
  • GBLC students
    GBLC students
  • GBLC students
    GBLC students
  • Students at a GBLC meeting
    Students at a GBLC meeting

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Explore the increasingly globalized world of business!

The Global Business Learning Community (GBLC) gives first-year business students the opportunity to learn, explore, and live in a residence hall community built around the globalizing world of business. Activities and events are planned around professional development, cultural development, and seeing business in practice.

"I really enjoyed my time in the Global Business Learning Community. Looking back, it opened many doors and led me to priceless opportunities that I would not have had access to. Being in a learning community gives you many more opportunities right at your door."

                                                                                        -Bobby Lewe

 Learning Community Highlights

  • Develop professional and leadership skills (resume building, social media workshop, Executive Council, etc.)
  • Interact and network with faculty, staff and business executives (executive dining series, company guest speakers, company panels, company tours, etc.)
  • Participate in a variety of cultural programming (cross-cultural workshop, holiday celebrations, guest speakers, capstone business tour in Toronto, etc.)
  • Direct admission into the Fisher College of Business
  • Complete a special section of Business Survey

 Academic Component

  • Opportunity to take a clustered course with other students in the Global Business Learning Community

How to Apply (New Students)

  • Students interested in being a member of the Global Business Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application by April 16, 2018. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Housing Contracts are sent to your OSU email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 31, 2018 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. 
  • On your contract, please make sure you select North Campus as your requested area of residence.
  • Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.

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