Honors - Global Challenges and Social Entrepreneurship/The New Global Economy (Faculty-led) Fall '13
his 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, produce a social benefit, and make a nominal profit. 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).
Can I participate in this program?
Students at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:
Where will I go?
When can I go?
The five day study tour to Montréal will take place September 18-22, 2013.
Students who participate in this program will be out of the country for
less than 9 weeks.
Who is in charge of this program?
Are any foreign colleges or universities involved?
This program is associated with the following foreign college(s) / university(ies):
Is this program associated with my college or department?
This program is associated with the following UC college(s) and/or department(s):
University Honors Program
College of Business
*You may still be able to participate in this program if you are not enrolled in any of the above college(s) or departments. For more information, please contact the person (or people) who are in charge of this program.
Can I earn course credit by participating in this program?
Participants in this program can earn UC credit for the following UC course(s):
What amenities are provided?
Housing / Accommodations
Hotel accomodations are provided, double or triple occupancy.
No meals are provided.
Students will fly to Montréal. Students will most likely use the airport shuttle when arriving and departing. Within the city, the group will be walking to their destinations.
How much will it cost to participate?
Included in fall semester tuition, if enrolled as full-time student.
Room & Board
~$550 (included in cost)
~$550 (included in cost)
~$100 (included in cost)
Expected total cost is ~$1200. University Honors will provide each participant with a grant of $650 making the final cost to students $550. Costs include airfare and hotel.
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