Idyllically surrounded by the Swiss Alps in the small town of Lugano, Franklin University has grounded its affiliation/alliance with Emerson College in mutual understanding and appreciation for a global liberal arts education. A highly selective American liberal arts university, Franklin University is well known for immersive and experiential learning, and by partnering with Emerson College, allows students to pursue two unique undergraduate degree programs.
The first of these two programs is the Global BA in International and Political Communication, a dual degree program where students gain valuable international perspective on U.S. domestic policies that distinguish them from students who have not had the opportunity to study outside of the U.S. The Global BA in the Business of Creative Enterprises provides the opportunity to study both the liberal arts with an international focus and the art of business, so, upon graduation, students have the versatility to become leaders in the ever-growing creative industry. Also offered through this partnership are two accelerated degree programs that will allow students to earn a bachelor's degree in three years at Franklin's campus in Lugano plus a master's degree in one year in either Publishing and Writing or Public Relations at Emerson's Boston campus.