About the Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration

Lipscomb’s College of Business launched the Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration in October 2012 to develop global connectedness and collaboration between organizational business practices, educational research and the needs of business, academic and government communities in the Greater Nashville region.

Our mission is to be a center of global networking partnering with organizations to:

  • Create opportunities for changing communities
  • Develop global leaders and talent
  • Provide local networking access to global opportunities

The Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration focuses on engaging the business community through collaboration, teaching and research on the complexities of management of global organizations and the impact of global organizations on local and regional businesses.

To accomplish collaboration between organizational business practices and educational research the center develops:

  • Global educational, skills and experiences for business leaders and students so that they may be leaders in the global market place
  • Research that is valued by organizations
  • Conferences and seminars to explore issues and trends in global business

The center is one of only a handful of programs at universities and business schools in the world that offers the Global Mindset® Inventory for executives, academic institutions and government or nonprofit organizations.

To learn more about opportunities for you and your company contact:

Dr. Mike Kendrick
Associate Dean Global Business
Associate Professor of Management
Director Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration


About the Lipscomb University College of Business

The mission of the College of Business is to provide a faith-informed, dynamic learning environment that, when combined with faculty scholarship, develops leaders of excellence and integrity. The College of Business is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is a member of and is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Since last year, the Lipscomb College of Business has required all MBA students to participate in one international experience, making it one of the 15 percent of U.S. schools of business with that requirement. Beginning this fall, the undergraduate program includes a major in supply chain management that requires a semester of study at Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong.