Study Sustainability Economics in Cuba
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Study Sustainable Economics in Havanna, Cuba.A graduate level course for business leaders, entrepreneurs, manager and anyone interested learning about innovative business models. Study Sustainability in Havanna, Cuba.

Learn about Sustainable Economics in Cuba

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Burlington College is offering a graduate level course open to business leaders, owners, entrepreneurs, managers, students, anyone interested in studying Cuba’s approach to new and innovative business models. 

Today, Cuba is a nation in transformation. The economic realities of the global economy and the impacts of the U.S. Embargo have seen Cuba looking for new business models geared toward economic, environmental and social sustainability. As such, Cuba is experimenting with new and innovative business models including cooperatives, small scale private enterprise and joint ventures between private and state actors. This course offers the opportunity to learn first-hand about how Cuba is adapting to a changing economy.
Taught as a seminar, students will also be able to share their own experiences with different business models. The course will focus on the following topics:
  • The history of Cuba and U.S./Cuba relations
  • Challenges of an emerging economy with respect to international 
  • exchange/import/exports
  • Current changes in Cuba: examination of alternative business models
  • Diversification of the agricultural economy in Cuba
  • Alternative energy sectors and the impact of global climate change in Cuba 
Students will emerge from this course with an understanding of the Cuban approach to sustainable development as it compares to Vermont’s own experience with alternative and sustainable business models.
TRIP DATES: April 20-27, 2013
The cost is $3300 per person and includes 3 graduate credits, airfare, visas, transport, translation services, two meals per day and lodging in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba Program at Burlington College
351 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-923-2390
E-mail: jcarteratburlington [dot] edu