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Clarksdale, Mississippi

Values-Based Entrepreneurship in the Mississippi Delta

BUS 400

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Students will:

  • Learn about the special problems and skill involved in solving economic or social problems in a community through entrepreneurship
  • Travel to and implement a service-learning project in the Mississippi Delta to gain a better understanding of regional poverty and the power to effect change in communities
  • Examine what it means to be a values-based entrepreneur
  • Experience the natural environment of the Delta during a canoeing trip on the Mississippi River with the Quapaw Canoe Company
  • Enjoy a “Blues Night” where students will travel to the Blues Museum, Ground Zero, and Po’ Monkey’s and experience the musical heritage of Mississippi

Location:

Students will spend five Fridays on campus in Oxford from February 3 – March 3 for lectures and then travel to Clarksdale, Mississippi to engage in service-learning in the Delta from March 17-19, or an alternative trip, with the instructor’s approval.

Who should go?

This course is open to any major and has no pre-requisites. Business and Integrated Marketing Communications majors may be specifically interested, as well as the members of the Ole Miss Entrepreneurship Club.

Dates:

On-campus lecture dates are Friday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, and March 3, 2017. Students will then spend March 17-19 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to engage in service-learning in the Mississippi Delta and gain experiential knowledge about values-based entrepreneurship.

Travel:

University provides travel via vans.  Students will stay in shared accommodations while on-site in the Mississippi Delta.

Costs:

Program cost is $750 plus tuition. Included in the cost are housing, meals, tours, and group ground transportation. Study USA application fee and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.


*Itinerary subject to change.

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