Open to all majors! Undergraduate & Graduate students welcome!
Learn the skills you need to think like an entrepreneur & innovator, collaborating with students from all over the world, you'll work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to turn innovation into reality!
-Winter, 2015 Program, Students & Faculty, Taj Mahal
Overview: Students will travel to Hubli, India with Professor Ashwin Mehta to KLE Technological University to learn alongside partner university students and immerse themselves in entrepreneurial mindsets and cultural influences on decision-making.
Course: ENTR.4100 (UG)/ENTR.6100 (GR) or ENTR 4960 (UG): This course will include travel to India and is designed to help students understand the importance of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in today's global economy and to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset among the students in the Manning School of Business. It will cover different forms of entrepreneurship such as small businesses, growth ventures, corporate entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. The course will focus on innovation types, turning innovation into reality and the process of entrepreneurship. Innovation and entrepreneurship theories and concepts will be discussed with real life examples and cases. It will consist of lectures, class discussions, case studies, group projects (such as Ideation and Technology Commercialization), visits to area technology companies and incubators and guest speakers.
"India was actually my third study abroad experience, and, by far, my favorite of all three. I knew we would be working closely with Indian students, but I never imagined that I would form lifelong friendships and bonds with people so quickly. The students at BVB College welcomed us with open arms. I had the opportunity to meet some of their families and visit the homes of several students. I cannot explain how studying abroad changed the way I think about the world, but it did change me. Not only did I get to obtain valuable experience by working on a meaningful project involving an innovative product, I also shared so much laughter with really good people. This is an opportunity like no other. Don't let it pass you by! " Rebekah Dufrene
"I was able to take part on this amazing opportunity two years ago when I traveled to India. I was a little hesitant in going at first but I am so happy with my decision to go. The two weeks were jammed back with experiences that have change the projection of my life. I learn more about myself as a student, as a young professional and as a human then anytime in my life. The world is truly a great place and had plenty to teach, all you need to do is go experience it! This opportunity is one of those once in a lifetime experiences. It was a great mix of classroom learning, field trips to business and time outside of the class room to explore the sights. I could talk about what I learned, how businesses operates at a global level, how cultural difference can impact business for the good or bad, but I rather show you how much fun I had doing it." Jacob Cormier, MSB
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