Interest in: Swiss-African relations, business in Africa, international relations, global issues, intercultural issues, sustainability, leadership, communication.
Application by email with a short statement about the motivation to participate in Business Case Challenge. Apply regularly to ISA office and send statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic knowledge in economics, business, leadership (preparatory reading will be required depending on previous expertise)
Case study challenge, problem-/solution-based learning, lectures, self-regulated learning, project learning
Will be provided before the summer school.
10 Swiss students and 10 African Leadership University students
With Africa representing a growing market and an increasing area of interest for Swiss for-profit, nonprofit and governmental organizations, students will gain a critical introduction to working with and on the continent and thereby strengthen their employability. The business case challenge provides a practical application of many of the key competencies covered in Bachelor programs, including ethical decision making, analyzing strategic and operational issues, communicating negotiating and working in teams across cultures and leading.
The business case challenge is designed as interdisciplinary as evidenced both by the case-study nature and by the broad range of faculty member profiles (from HSLU both IKM and IBR are represented / the ALU faculty members have backgrounds in Management, Communication, Data Analysis and Leadership).
On the Saturday following the program there will be an optional field trip with the students from Africa. Swiss-students may have to partially or fully finance their own field trip costs if they choose to participate.