Check out BUS 199: Marketplace Literacy and Social Innovation in Subsistence Marketplaces, Tuesdays from 5:00-7:50 p.m., CRN: 69561 (4 credits).
Course explores topics related to social innovation, marketplace literacy, and microenterprise development in global subsistence marketplaces. Examines case studies of social and environmental problem solving through social innovation, appropriate technologies, and social enterprise development. Introduces bottom-up immersion and design techniques for understanding context and constraints in subsistence marketplaces, recognizing opportunities, and creating social value. Utilizes marketplace literacy and entrepreneurship education as a strategy for poverty alleviation and empowerment for people living in low-resource settings. This course is designed for students in Entrepreneurs Without Borders as a companion to a faculty-led short-term study abroad program, which includes experiential learning in marketplace literacy education and social enterprise consulting. Enrollment in the course does not include travel costs, which must be paid separately. Open to all majors. Prerequisite: Application process for Entrepreneurs Without Borders. For inquiries and applications, contact Valeri Werpetinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students commit to one of the following Study Abroad Programs:
Spring Break (March 15-24): Cape Town, South Africa
Summer I (May 22 –June 2): Arusha, Tanzania
Study Abroad program costs paid separately. Estimated trip costs: $2,500-$3,000 (including airfare). Students should check for available scholarships offered by college study abroad offices. Scholarships up to $1,500, sponsored by Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Illinois Social Innovation, also are available for students with demonstrated financial need. Students accepted into Entrepreneurs Without Borders commit to the Spring 2019 course and short-term study abroad program and have the opportunity to serve on the Student Leadership Board and participate in ongoing local and global entrepreneurship education and social innovation outreach activities.
Application Deadline: January 1. Seats are Limited. Apply Early! Entrepreneurs Without Borders 2018-19 Application: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1493457
Sponsored by Gies College of Business, Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Illinois Social Innovation.