BSU Business Program in Ethiopia

May 30, 2012

Enjoying visits to the African Union, lectures at Addis Ababa University, and playtime with children at the Shashemene Kindergarten and Elementary School, 10 undergraduate and graduate business majors along with faculty members traveled to Ethiopia as a part of the Bowie State University Business and International Education grant through the College of Business.

In this video, join students and faculty as they discuss the highlights of their trip. Students learned how to enhance the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Washington Metropolitan area to do business internationally while also learning about international business opportunities. Faculty had the opportunity to further develop teaching and research skills.  

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program was developed to initiate and enhance future business, trade, and cultural exchange opportunities between African Americans and students at Historically Black Institutions.  The grant allows the students of Bowie State to learn more about international business while also providing the opportunity for the BSU business program to be internationalized.

The College of Business seeks to forward the University's mission of preparing BSU students for life, including a life that is socially and globally conscious. The business education trip to Ethiopia is a notable avenue that achieves this goal.