BMGT498I: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Contemporary South African Context (3 credits)
|Program Dates||January 3-17, 2017|
|Destinations||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Faculty||Associate Dean Victor Mullins, PhD & Jeanette Snider, MA|
|Scholarships||$600 Smith School Scholarships available for first time study abroad experience.
Please visit the financing study abroad page for information.
|Application||This program is no longer accepting applications.|
The time in Cape Town will inspire students’ academically, professionally and personally by immersing them in the field of social innovation. The course includes visits to locally owned companies such as BPeSA, and government agencies that support Cape Town’s growing venture activity. Also included are thought-provoking tours of Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former maximum-security prison where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. At the District Six Museum, students will learn the sobering history of apartheid and, in Langa Township, residents will share their stories of rising above their history to improve their livelihoods and local infrastructure for themselves and their fellow countrymen.
Understanding of the unique South African story so that students can fully engage in the world of designing creative, sustainable processes towards social change will be promoted by engaging with students currently enrolled in the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students will be challenged to design creative, sustainable processes towards social change using multiple learning strategies.
By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate their own definition and approach to social entrepreneurship and innovation and will have begun to develop the concepts, mind-sets, skills, and relationships that will result in becoming effective life-long social innovators.
Course is open to freshmen through seniors and all majors are welcome.
The program fee for BMGT Short-Term programs is based on final enrollment numbers. Please find below the program cost given the final number of enrolled students.
|Number of students||Cost|
Fee does not include airfare, visa processing, most meals, and personal expenses.
Contact Greg Rafal, Undergraduate Program Manager, at email@example.com.