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Race, Culture, and Business MBA Immersion

“The trip became more than just another class, it became a personal journey of growth and connecting with the communities we live in, to know why race shouldn’t just be a topic we engage with during human resource training or public space etiquette.” – Bob Agiro (MBA 2024)

Race, Culture, and Business MBA Immersion to the American South

This course explores race in America and will challenge your understanding of the roles of business in both perpetuating inequity and effecting change. Through pre-trip sessions and an immersive eight-day exploration of the American South that connects back to race, culture and business practices in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, this program will provide students with a lens through which to evaluate business in the broader U.S. social structure. This class and trip are co-led by Sankofa Impact, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to confronting racism and resistance through place-based learning experiences, in partnership with the Foster School of Business and the Global Business Center.

Location: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia
Travel Dates: March 13-21, 2023
Credits: 2 credits of ACCTG 570 during Winter Quarter 2023
Estimated Cost: $2000 (total program cost is $3,500; $1,500 is donor funded), not including airfare
Application Period: September 20-October 9, 2022

Interested but want to learn more?

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Read student testimonials from the 2022 RCB Immersion: 
Building My Compass: Bob Agiro (MBA 2024) 

My Journey of Expansion: Empathy, Activism, & Hope (Sasha Duchin MBA 2022)

Trip to the American South: Marcel Gremaud (MBA 2023)

American South Immersion: Jonathan Banick (MBA 2022)

Foster Business Magazine: Race, Culture and Business

Hear what guest speakers and students had to say about the program during the Class of 2022 graduation ceremony:

This program is co-led by Sankofa Impact, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to confronting racism through place-based learning experiences, in partnership with the Foster School of Business, and the Global Business Center. It is supported, in part, by a U.S. Department of Education Center for International Education and Research (CIBER) grant.