MSC staff and MSc BLC students doing fieldwork in Uganda

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04/07/2017

MSC staff and MSc BLC students doing fieldwork in Uganda

Enhancing field research skills, developing abilities to handle intercultural group work, while dealing in-depth with topics related to private sector development and entrepreneurship is what is on the menu for 24 master students from the Business and Development Studies and the Diversity and Change Management program right now in Uganda. The 24 students are placed in 12 groups with 2 Master students from Makerere University Business School (MUBS). The students work on self-chosen topics like young entrepreneurs, microfinance, female entrepreneurship and social enterprises. They receive intensive supervision from two colleagues at MUBS and us (Thilde Langevang and Søren Jeppesen, Associate Professors, MSC) in order to ensure that all objectives are met within the three weeks trip. To get more insights into the activities of the groups, see: https://ugandafieldwork.wordpress.com

The first week focused on getting to know each other in the groups, elaborating on perspectives regarding intercultural group work and research skills and focusing the topics sufficiently to enable initiation of data collection. The group photo below is from the opening day with the students, lecturers and the Acting Deputy Principal of MUBS, who provided the welcoming speech.

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Following some cultural, historical inputs on Uganda over the weekend, the groups are now busy in the field meeting the entrepreneurs, government and NGO representatives and various associations. Then an intensive writing phase will follow, before the project reports are handed in next week, evaluated and the field trip comes to an end Thursday 13th April.

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MUBS-CBS group 4 in the field!

The field trip is part of the MSc BLC elective ‘Field study: Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development in Uganda’. Apart from the students covering their field expenses, the field trip is enabled through a generous contribution from our HoD and MUBS.

Spring wishes from sunny Kampala.

Thilde and Søren

(for more information on the course, email to tla.msc@cbs.dk or sj.msc@cbs.dk )

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