Multidisciplinary honors seminar with five-day study tour to Montréal in Fall 2015!
Class times: T, R 3:30 - 4:50pm
This multidisciplinary and cross-cultural course is designed to introduce and promote entrepreneurial thinking for effectively responding to key challenges in our new global economy. The course will center on global issues such as the environment, health, poverty, education, sanitation, agriculture, trade, and migration/immigration.
The focus is on social entrepreneurship: how to develop a product that would be responsive to a societal need and to produce a social benefit. Students will work in teams to develop a product that meets these goals without harming the environment. These low cost, innovative products will be for consumers who make between just $2.00-$5.00 a day and will contribute to solutions to complex global problems.
UC students will collaborate with peers from the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) to develop the products, working in cross-national and cross-discipline teams via video conferences and direct meetings in Montréal and Cincinnati. These student teams will create entrepreneurial solutions, using critical thinking in bringing about economically sound decisions to solve contemporary global challenges.
During the course and the visit to Montréal, students will meet with entrepreneurs and other professionals who can provide examples of “best practices” that the students might be able to emulate (e.g., visit with a microfinance expert in Cincinnati, having guest speakers in class such as a CEO of a local social entrepreneurship venture, and more).