MBA Study Tour to South Africa in Spring Open to All AU Students

Interested in learning first-hand about the opportunities and challenges faced by small entrepreneurs in developing countries? Find out, during a study tour to South Africa, May 24June 3, 2014, offered by AUNE’s MBA in Sustainability program.

South Africa is the strongest economy in the fastest-growing economic region in the world.  The study tour, Sociability, Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in this emerging market. They will meet with local business and academic experts to gain knowledge of the South African social, economic, and political landscape.

During a stay in Cape Town, students will be part of an inclusive consulting mission, working with small-business entrepreneurs. In Johannesburg, they will meet with staff from banking and telecommunication corporations, particularly Standard Bank, the largest banking group in Africa, to learn about Africa’s innovative mobile banking. They will visit the campus of the Gordon Institute of Business and other institutions. Students will return home armed with tools to implement meaningful, sustainable, and culturally relevant business strategies.

The ten-day educational course is offered as noncredit. However, students who would like to use the course as a credit-bearing independent study may arrange it with Taryn Fisher, assistant professor in AUNE’s Department of Management, who will lead the tour. It is open to all students from all Antioch University campuses.

The tour is being offered through Crooked Trails and Reciprocity. The cost of the study tour is $3,325, plus airfare. A $500 deposit is due at the end of January; the balance is due at the end of March.

For more information see the MBA Study Abroad Trip to South Africa Website.

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