August 16, 2017
In July 2017, The Business School welcomed students from our academic partners, Parul University in India and IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria, to a two-week Leadership Beyond Boundaries program.
Students participated in three modules: Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Entrepreneurship. The theme that guided the curriculum was People, Planet and Profit. This short summer program was an introduction to youth leadership for positive social change. Students were asked to identify a social problem in their home country and then learned how to use templates in ideation to solve a problem. Students were also introduced to Lean Canvass—a model that students can use to begin developing their idea for a social enterprise.
At the end of the program, the student participants had two more creative problem-solving tools to add to their toolbox of essential skills. Moreover, the program resonated with the students. Students agreed that the Leadership Beyond Boundaries program helped them to better identify social problems and how they can make a difference.