Where There are No Jobs

Poverty. Promise. The developing world has both in abundance. Take classes in international development and social enterprise so you more thoroughly understand the obstacles and are better equipped to invest in the potential. See Top 10 Ways to Help People Get Jobs

BUS435: Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise
Unlike traditional business entrepreneurs, whose bottom-line concerns are financial, social entrepreneurs are focused on generating social value—but not at the expense of producing revenue. Social enterprises are different than charities, and the most successful ones don’t rely primarily on donations to subsidize their efforts. They make money. They improve systems. They change lives.

In this class, students will:

BUS440: World Poverty and Development

Tearroom and Shop
Nelson Mandela said, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” To do justice to the fight against poverty, one must understand the complex causes and contexts and the role of socio-economic, cultural, political and religious factors. A thorough understanding of global poverty and development is fundamental for promoting transformational development projects.

In this class, students will:

Dr. David Befus, Program Director

Dr. David Befus is passionate about sharing good business principles and practices with people in developing countries, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty. His resume includes employment and entrepreneurial partnerships with Opportunity International, World Vision, the World Bank and the United Nations. He is the author of Where There Are No Jobs: Enterprise Solutions for Employment and Public Goods for the Poor.

David Befus

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