Student Experience: The Grand Challenges Framework
By Stephen D'Angelo

The Grand Challenges program at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is a way for undergraduates to engage in complex—and concrete—community challenges on a local and global scale. The curriculum further differentiates Dyson’s Applied Economics and Management (AEM) business program, helping students develop critical skills in self-awareness, project teaming, and leadership for societal impact in a real-world setting.

In AEM 3600, Impact Learning: Field Study Prep Experience, students are introduced to South African entrepreneurial small business partners with whom they work with prior to and during the study trip to tackle business challenges. In addition, students learned about the concept of human centered consulting which will better enable them to be more effective and impactful consultants. Most recently due to COVID, the program partnerships took place online through virtual consultations.

Read the full story on the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business website.