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IBUS 671: Peace through Entrepreneurship

Peace Through Entrepreneurship and Global Business Practicum" is built upon three activities. First is experiential learning where students work in teams to develop business plans for startups that operate in challenging countries. The second is a series of seminars consisting largely of guest speakers with on-the-ground experience in international development who share their experiences and engage students in open dialogue. Third is a guided independent study and final paper that is built around the role of business in international development through the creation of economic opportunity and conditions conducive to peace. The course is structured around the roles of four business activities: Multinational corporations (MNC's), international trade, entrepreneurship and SME's, and specialized financing techniques that include Impact Investment, Islamic banking, microfinance, private equity, etc.

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