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 2023

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.

Optional in-person visit to Accra, Ghana

  • January 3-20, 2024 (Global Business & Global Health)

“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

Who Can Apply

  • School of Management undergraduate students – sophomores, juniors and seniors for in-person trip; all levels for virtual course
  • All School of Management graduate students
  • All UB graduate students

Faculty Leader

Headshot of Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah.

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

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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

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