3 credits. Letter grades only.
R.D. Christy, F. Mubichi-Kut.
The course complements the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART) Program administered by CIIFAD. The goal of the course is to offer students a unique learning and service team experience, working with entrepreneurs and civil society organizations in emerging markets and economically disadvantaged communities. Students will learn about the challenges and opportunities of doing business and implementing development interventions in emerging markets. During the semester, students explore theories of economic and community development, analyze the projects on which they worked, write up case studies, and develop strategic recommendations for the enterprises or organizations they have partnered with.