South Africa

Global Immersion Courses

MBA - Global Immersion Courses - South Africa

South Africa

Rising To The Challenge: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leading Change

Rising To The Challenge: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leading Change

Course Overview

In this course, students will explore: 

  • How a country's history, culture and socio-political change contributes to present-day critical challenges around sustainable economic growth. 
  • Diagnosing the gap between economic growth and demographic growth and its associated challenges
  • How innovation technologies, greater financial inclusion, and entrepreneurship can propel South Africa and its surrounding regions into sustainable growth
  • How partnership like South Africa and china play a critical role in global geopolitical alliances

Faculty Lead, James French

Program Dates, 13–21 May 2020


What Have Students Said About This Program?

"I enjoyed the diversity of experience between visiting companies, museums, townships, and the park.  This was a great well-rounded experience of the country."

"South Africa is in an interesting place in their history, both economically and culturally.  Going to South Africa helped me understand a bit more about emerging markets, their advantages and disadvantages and how businesses function in light of this.  I had a great time with my classmates and professors, and learned a lot along the way." 


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