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  • Locations: Various, South Africa
  • Program Terms: May Intensive
  • Restrictions: Bentley applicants only
  • COST (click here): May Intensive
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Intensive 2020 01/29/2020 01/29/2020 05/08/2020 05/20/2020
May Intensive 2021 01/31/2020 03/18/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Graduate Faculty Leader: Eshghi, Abdi
Credits/Typical Courseload: 3 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required
Program Advisor: Lauren Schuller Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available: Yes
International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes Herbert J. and Susan P. Maletz Study Abroad Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Description:
Nelson Mandela Museum
Business in South Africa is a study abroad course designed to introduce Bentley graduate students to the business environment in South Africa, the continent’s second largest economy and 28th in the world. The course examines how businesses compete in a nation in which a majority of the population lives at the base of the pyramid. This group has low individual purchasing power but huge group purchasing power. To address this, businesses must make significant adaptations and have a greater understanding of such markets. Examine how firms prosper despite resource limitations taken for granted in mature economies such as the US and Europe. The course also examines South Africa’s post-apartheid social, educational and economic reforms through lectures at the University of Cape Town as well as visits to communities in rural and urban settings to explore the country’s diverse cultures, and gain an understanding of the challenges faced by its leaders and policy makers.

Sample syllabus and itinerary:
GBE790 Business in South Africa Syllabus 2020.docx
GBE 790 Tentative Intinerary_2020.docx

Please contact Professor Abdi Eshghi for more details.