BUS 390 - Supervised Study Abroad
Prerequisites: Instructor consent, other prerequisites as specified by the instructor, and approval of the International Education Committee. These upper-level courses cover topics of current interest in business administration for which international travel provides a unique opportunity for enhancing understanding. Emphasis changes from year to year and is announced well in advance of registration.
Spring 2020, BUS 390-01: Supervised Study Abroad: Social Innovation in Scandinavia (4). Experiential Learning. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An introduction to the business, history, and culture behind the sustainability initiative in Scandinavia. It takes a theoretical and practical look at why and how social innovation has flourished in Scandinavia. The class lectures and case studies on design thinking, local history and culture, and social entrepreneurship are complemented with visits with area start-ups and entrepreneurs. While the DIS facility in Stockholm is the central location for the class, students also spend time traveling throughout Sweden and Denmark in order to meet with representatives from socially minded businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as from government agencies that are focused on the broad notion of sustainability. The course examines various approaches to tackling such pressing problems as climate change, immigration, and economic and gender equality. The first three weeks of the term are spent abroad, with the final week back on campus. A. Hess.
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