Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Africa

Surround yourself with the history and culture of Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa. Participate in language, dance, culinary and historical activities. Meet local leaders, visit companies and cultural sites, and deepen your knowledge of social innovation and economic development by completing hands-on projects.

This interdisciplinary program will give you the opportunity to collaborate with UB students with different backgrounds and passions than your own. Health care-focused students can use their skills to make an impact through the program's medical track, and all students will be inspired by working with children at local schools.

Next Program: Fall 2022

The Africa program includes a credit-bearing, virtual learning experience and an optional in-person trip.

The required virtual component features visits to socially minded organizations, cultural activities, networking with alumni and local leaders, and a team project.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study in Ghana. I gained new perspectives on business and leadership, and immersed myself in the country’s culture. Throughout this journey, I created meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime. The experience truly opened my eyes and changed the way I view the world.”

— Olivia Miller, BS ’18, MS ’19

Application Deadline

  • April 1, 2022

Who Can Apply

  • School of Management undergraduate students – sophomores, juniors and seniors for in-person trips; all levels for virtual programs
  • All School of Management graduate students, except Executive MBAs
  • University at Buffalo students from the following schools (contact for more information)
    • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • School of Public Health and Health Professions
    • School of Social Work

Faculty Leader

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Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Associate Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs

COVID-19 Information

Ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and partners is our top priority. All Global Programs include a required virtual learning experience and an optional in-person trip, pending university health/safety policies.

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A micro-credential is available for those who successfully complete this program. Apply here or visit the School of Management micro-credential website for information.

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353

Meet our Team