College of Business Outreach and Engagement
The College of Business' outreach and engagement initiatives include providing marketplace literacy around the world. These programs are being implemented through our partners as well as through Entrepreneurs Without Borders, a student organization. The geographic focii of these outreach and engagement efforts are in specific locations in four continents - India, Tanzania, Argentina, and Illinois, USA. Unique to such outreach and engagement is a focus on low-income contexts around the world in terms of teaching business related content in subsistence marketplaces as a means to alleviate poverty.
In the USA - Outreach includes marketplace literacy education in Chicago, Southern Illinois, and Urbana-Champaign, supporting the Illinois Marketplace and Maker Literacy Program.
In Tanzania- Urban and rural programs on marketplace literacy education have been launched working with OIKOS East Africa.
In Uganda - marketplace literacy education is being piloted in a refugee settlement for subsequent launch.
In Argentina - marketplace literacy education is being piloted for subsequent launch.
In India - a long-running program in South India is being scaled to other parts of India.