SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
This course provides an opportunity for Evening MBA students to widen their international experiences and to explore one of the world’s largest emerging markets. The focus of this course is Chile and its position as one of the important emerging markets in the world. Class meetings prior to the study tour will address the business and institutional environments of Chile.
We immerse ourselves in the city life of Copenhagen and explore neighborhoods and parks; we learn about how Quality of Life is central to the design culture of Denmark by talking to designers and visiting design studios; we try out living like a Dane by going to places by bicycle. The most impactful aspect of the trip is simply experiencing the holistic and people-centered values that embody Danish design.
This course will provide a general introduction to issues surrounding substance use and mental health in the Dominican Republic. It is designed to inform and challenge participants to observe and solve problems related to substance abuse, emphasizing low- and middle-income countries. Students will investigate barriers to solving problems of alcohol and drug abuse and mental health treatment, as well as the economic and social causal factors. They will also research addiction issues while examining the roles of local and national governments, international agencies, and third-party intervention.
The purpose of this experience is to expose and educate the participants to the 7 Elements of Human Securities in the Dominican Republic and their respective barriers while providing sustainable relief to the local communities. Students will participate in lectures and daily community service activities communities. Specific service projects will vary year to year, but will maintain similar themes. The focus during recent programs have been community diagnostics, water availability, and health promotion.
The program will allow students to learn about and work on a building project using local and sustainable building materials and construction techniques. Students will be under supervision of Engineering Technology faculty to allow a greater understanding of architecture and construction in the Kingdom of eSwatini and the process of building a structure in a southern African country.
Worldwide: International Human Rights Law Internships, School of Law
McKinney School of Law students do internships in the field of international human rights law. The substantive areas of their work have touched on many of the SDGs, and can potentially touch on all of them. Since 1997, our program has had international human rights law internship placements in over 75 countries on six continents.
This course for MBA students focuses on the host country and its position as one of the important emerging markets in the world. Students vote on where to travel each year.