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Micro-Enterprises

The course is offered to graduate students and combines class room study with a ten day experience in one or more Peruvian villages. Students will seek to understand the challenges faced by small, entrepreneurial firms in producing and marketing products for global markets.

The experience of individual firms is set in the context of economic development so that students grow to appreciate the nature of poverty and the role that can be played by small firms in raising the incomes of enterprise owners through international trade. The field experience for the course is offered jointly through collaboration with a local NGO.

International Students - Please Read

NOTE: All students holding a U.S. visa (i.e., international students/scholars) who are participating in Office of Global Business-CIBER programs must schedule and attend an appointment to meet with an Office of International Affairs International Student Services advisor. Students who do not provide evidence of this interview within two weeks of acceptance in the program, will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not receive a refund of their initial deposit.