Global Leadership & Social Impact in the Rainbow Nation - Experience & Explore South Africa!
Rich in natural resources, South Africa’s economy has been growing steadily, making it one of the strongest economies in the region and continent. Despite these resources, many parts of the country are still under developed, and South African society remains strongly divided into economic, social and racial classes. The devastating history of Apartheid has created unique economic and social challenges for development and the HIV/AIDS epidemic also has had a distressing and debilitating effect on the country.
Students are able to register for either INBU 4940/5940 (Cultural Intelligence), MGMT 4940/5940 (Extraordinary Leaders: Africa), or both! Each of the two courses will meet about three times on campus before we depart. *INBU 4940 counts as an equivalent for INBU 3200!
Available for both SQ20 & RQ20 registration
Aaron Thornburg, Esq., Department of Management
In this course, we are interested in the subtle but crucial role that culture takes in creating relationships with business colleagues and clients across companies, industries, languages, environments and borders. South Africa certainly has its own identity and particularities, but it also shares a great many values with the other more Anglo-Saxon countries or Anglosphere, which account for just shy of 10% of the global population, over 40% of global national wealth, and 20% of the global land area. We will take a hands-on approach to the challenges found in business communication across cultures, specifically African and South African, including: team and individual communication, as well as face-to-face versus virtual communication. Emphasis will also be placed on how communication differs cross-culturally in leadership roles.
Randy Massengale, Department of Management
This course is directed at providing participants with a historical overview of the lives and accomplishments of great leaders in private, public, and religious enterprises and organizations. It examines leaders in context of the principles, philosophies, and tactics they used to accomplish their objectives. Our focus will be leaders from South Africa.
Airfare from US to South Africa, and the few remaining dinners. US students do not require a Visa, but those few international students who may require Visa will have to purchase those individually. Your student advisors can help you discuss financial aid and scholarship options.
Applications due at 11:59 pm Feb. 15, 2020. Applications open in December 2019.