Africa

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana

Surround yourself with the history and culture of Ghana by visiting Accra, Ghana's capital city. While in Accra, you’ll learn about organizations that exemplify social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership and strengthen your understanding of these core skill sets. In addition, you’ll meet with politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders to deepen your knowledge of economic development, community outreach and social innovation. Past company visits have included Fan Milk, Zoomlion and the Accra open market. Included in the program is a tour of Kakum National Park and a trip to Cape Coast University for a tour of the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study in Ghana. I gained new perspectives on business processes and leadership styles, and had the chance to immerse myself in the country’s culture. Throughout this journey, I created meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime. The experience truly opened my eyes and caused me to change the way I view the world.”

— Olivia Miller, BS ’18, MS ’19

Who Can Apply

  • School of Management undergraduate students (juniors and seniors)
  • School of Management graduate students (second-year MBA students and MBA students with a health care focus)

Application Deadline

March 15. All applications must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for the following year's program.

Next Program

The Ghana program is an elective credit course that caps off with an experiential learning trip. Undergraduate students will earn 6 credits for the program and MBA students will earn 3 credits. Upon acceptance, undergraduate and MBA students will be force-registered into a 3-credit course which meets during the fall semester preceding the trip. Upon returning, undergraduate students will be force-registered into a second 3-credit course which meets during the spring semester after the trip. Travel dates are as follows:

  • Medical team: Dec. 27, 2019, to Jan. 6, 2020
  • Nonmedical team: Jan. 3-16, 2020