Africa

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana

Surround yourself with the history and culture of Ghana, a nation on the coast of West Africa.

You will meet with leaders and entrepreneurs to deepen your knowledge of economic development and community outreach. In addition, you will visit organizations that exemplify social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to strengthen your understanding of these core skill sets. Past site visits have included Ladybird Logistics, Fan Milk, Zoomlion and PwC Ghana, as well as the Accra open market. The program also includes tours of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles.

Our Ghana program is truly interdisciplinary, giving you the opportunity to learn and collaborate with UB students with different backgrounds and passions than your own. Health care-focused students have used their skills to make an impact as part of the program's medical track, while community-minded students have found inspiration working with children at local schools.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will be a virtual learning experience for fall 2020. Details below.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study in Ghana. I gained new perspectives on business and leadership, 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)
  • University at Buffalo students from the following schools:
    • Graduate School of Education
    • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • School of Public Health and Health Professions
    • School of Social Work

Application Deadline

  • August 15, 2020

Next Program - Virtual

The Ghana program is a 3-credit, virtual learning experience for the fall 2020 semester. The course will include virtual visits to socially minded businesses and nonprofits, as well as networking with alumni and leaders in Ghana.

Working in teams, you will work on a project to address a significant issue in the local community, while also participating in cultural activities, such as cooking, dancing and more. With this virtual experience, you can develop your global and diversity mindset—from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Leaders

COVID-19 Information

To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and business partners during COVID-19, all global and Experience the 50 programs for fall 2020, winter 2021 and spring 2021 will be virtual learning experiences. 

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353
mgt-globalprograms@buffalo.edu

Meet our Team

Headshot of Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah.

Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Assistant Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs

Scott Ptak
Clinical Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Strategy