HAMDEN, CT -- Kristen D'Innocenzo, of Groton, is one of 13 Quinnipiac University students in the master of business administration program who will spend two weeks in early June meeting with business and government leaders in Hungary.

The students will tour Parliament and meet with a senior adviser to Prime Minister Viktor Orban as well as meet with the executives of some of the largest and most influential companies both in Europe and around the world.

E.OP-Hungaria, Exxon/Mobil, General Electric and Morgan Stanley are among the more than dozen companies that will be visited. The trip will culminate with the sixth annual networking event where Clea Newman, the youngest daughter of the late Paul Newman who is continuing her father's passion for philanthropic work, is expected to speak.

"The object is to expose the students to international business practices," said Christopher Ball, associate professor of economics in the School of Business and director of the university's Central European Institute, which is co-sponsoring the trip with the School of Business.

The Central European Institute, established in 2011 as the István Széchenyi Institute, works to broaden the university's global ties and to foster new opportunities for international education. It is based in the School of Business.