Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Semester Starts

Wow is it cold outside here in south-central Indiana. It seems odd to be planning our trip to the hot and humid Gold Coast - Ghana, West Africa. Yet here we are, in a room full of students studying emerging economies in four countries (Ghana, China, Korea, and Croatia).

In mid-March, a group of 18 students, faculty and staff members from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will travel to Ghana. The course will focus on economics, finance, business, culture, history, and politics of the country.

Professors Rick Harbaugh and Bruce Jaffee will lead the classes focused on international business and the financial challenges facing the four countries. Professor Kwesi Brown will be leading the culture and language portion for those going to Ghana.

Check this blog to keep tabs on what the students are learning in the classroom and experiencing on the trip. We will have video and photography to help document the trip. Hard to believe that in just a short two months we will be travelling to Ghana to see first-hand how politics, business, and the culture intertwine to make this an economy and country to watch in the coming years. Stay tuned.

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