The EMP aims to prepare students to be leaders and problem solvers in advancing economic development in emerging markets. Students come from diverse backgrounds and hail from many countries around the globe. Many recent graduates have embarked on academic careers at universities both in the U.S. and overseas. Others are employed in the public and private sectors, here or in their home countries, and by international agencies and research foundations.
The pillars of our approach:
1. Real world application – Through the two classes offered by the EMP, we strive to expose students to real world problem solving techniques, both inside and outside the classroom.
2. Case study approach – The classes focus on case studies as learning tools of understanding and analyzing key business elements as they relate to emerging markets.
3. Capacity strengthening – Through course material and guest lectures, EMP classes strengthen capacity amongst students to undertake complex challenges in emerging markets in a variety of roles.