International Business Training Program

Country: Worldwide Project Lead: Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship Notre Dame Collaborators: Mendoza College of Business

The Mendoza College of Business offers a variety of training courses in international business. Innovative courses such as "Foresight in Business and Society" present a world-view of economic challenges in the next decade and beyond. Through the Mendoza's Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, the signature MicroVenturing Certificate program provides the opportunity for students from business and non-business disciplines to study microfinance, microenterprise development and social enterprise theory.

The Gigot Center also conducts social entrepreneurships in locations such as South Africa, Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya, and Jamaica to investigate the complexities and challenges of entrepreneurial ventures in developing countries. In partnership with the University of West Indies’ Mona campus in Jamaica, Notre Dame teaches a course called "Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation” that deals with some of the most challenging issues confronting developing countries. In addition, the Gigot Center has worked with the Jamaica Youth Business Trust (JYBT), a not-for-profit organization to help young entrepreneurs (18 to 35 years of age) start businesses.