Building Livelihoods in the Most Vulnerable Communities
The Meyer Business on the Frontlines Program is rooted in the belief that there is dignity in work and that all people can be empowered to contribute to society. The program utilizes the dynamic skills of business to address issues including post-conflict rehabilitation, poverty, illicit economies, isolation and prejudice. MBA and other graduate students from across the university explore key themes together such as empathy, barriers to work, identity and mindset while partnering with action-oriented organizations to find local solutions that create jobs or set the conditions for economic growth. Through this experience, students embark on a journey of discovery to broaden their world view and envision new possibilities.
There’s sprucing up a languishing company, and then there’s dropping into war zones and helping to rebuild entire economies.
- Forbes "The 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes"
Since 2008, BOTFL teams have worked on over thirty business and peace related projects in over twenty-five countries.
Multi-national corporations, humanitarian organizations, and the armed forces are all necessary partners in the pursuit of peace and the long term stability of societies throughout the world.