Study Peru’s Potential for a Sustainable Economy Next Summer

A trip to Peru to learn about corporate social responsibility and sustainable development is being offered June 23 through July 1, 2012, by Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) MBA in Sustainability. The interdisciplinary field study trip is open to all Antioch University students and alumni.

“Peru’s connections to the past overshadow the significant interest generated by the country’s recent economic progress,” says Polly Chandler, chair of AUNE’s MBA in Sustainability program. “Students will develop a deeper understanding of how social responsibility and sustainability can be powerful levers in emerging economies.”

Students will visit several places in Peru’s capital, Lima, to study small businesses, multinational companies and the partnership between businesses, NGOs and community-based public/private enterprises. Then they will travel to the Amazon rainforest to look at new models for sustainable economies, including the timber, Brazil nut and ecotourism industries. They will analyze the effect of economic growth on the fragile rainforest and its people.

The cost of the study abroad trip is $2,420, excluding airfare.

Students register with Crooked Trails. Read more about the registration.

Students interested in getting credit must talk with Polly Chandler. She will work with students to design independent studies to meet credit and learning goals. Find more information about the trip here.

Antioch University New England’s MBA in Sustainability

AUNE’s MBA in Sustainability students are leaders of change who recognize that profit is only one measure of an organization’s success. This MBA features a forward-thinking business curriculum that emphasizes balancing a company’s financial health with environmental sustainability, quality of work life, ethical practices and corporate social responsibility. Choose from a weekend or accelerated option.