Entrepreneurship is one of the most vital driving forces behind economic growth, social development, as well as individual and regional wealth. Entrepreneurship is occurring in developed as well as in emerging markets, across both commercial and social sectors, and in communist as well as democratic political systems. Although U.S. still ranks #1 in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), the gap is rapidly narrowing. In fact, in places like China, India, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet States, the speed of entrepreneurial growth is outpacing that in traditional entrepreneurial hotbeds like Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston.
This International Entrepreneurship course will explore the many dimensions and challenges of global venture creation and growth. The course offers a framework for understanding the entrepreneurial process in global contexts and exposes students to key issues and problems specific to international ventures. As the world becomes increasingly global, this course hopes to (1) encourage students to consider exploring entrepreneurial activities outside the domestic setting, (2) prepare them to see through a different set of lenses in order to better and more accurately identify vast global opportunities, and (3) equip them with various skills to better meet and tackle complex global challenges.
Course Date & Time
Dates: September 4 – December 4, 2019
Class meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (New York time)