This seminar is a sharply focused, four and a half week experience sponsored by the Marriott School’s Global Management Center. Classes will be held at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, where students will learn the skills, theory, and practice of social innovation, responsible entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership. The seminar will give students a chance to work on a real-life social enterprise project and attend the annual Business and Poverty Conference held at the University of Oxford. Participants in the program will also be exposed to Oxford’s rich history and culture and have the opportunity to take nearby excursions to Stonehenge, Bath, the Salisbury Cathedral, London, and other sites.
Students will then fly to Hyderabad, India, to continue the projects with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), an international nonprofit organization that undertakes scientific research for development. This year students will help them increase awareness and use of a drought-resistant, high-yielding, and nutrient-rich crop called millet. Students will also participate in a service project with the local unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, work on flood control, and participate in events with international companies. In India, the group will visit Golconda Fort, the Charminar District in Hyderabad, the Red Fort in Delhi, the Amber for in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal.
The program is open to all majors. Students can expect to develop real-life marketing and strategy experience.