Applied Global Business Learning

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In the interest of pursuing the mission of Marquette, the Center for Global and Economic Studies had provided the resources to create Applied Global Business Learning (AGBL).

Applied Global Business Learning (AGBL) is a unique volunteer organization that looks to assist communities in developing nations. By providing micro-enterprise solutions, it is the hope of the organization to foster sustainable business practices while preserving cultural ideals. Applied Global Business Learning is an international student-led educational program. Meet the Members and Student Advisory Board.

About Us

Applied Global Business Learning (AGBL) is a unique volunteer organization that looks to assist communities in developing nations. By providing micro-enterprise solutions, it is the hope of the organization to foster sustainable business practices while preserving cultural ideals. Applied Global Business Learning is an international student-led educational program.

AGBL will look to connect Marquette students, faculty, staff and Milwaukee business leaders with communities in the developing world to grow opportunities and partnerships.

Marquette AGBL is organized as a program under the Center for Global and Economic Studies (linked). Meetings amongst students, faculty advisors, and business leaders will be held as needed leading up to separate assessment and implementation trips.

Students are able to earn three credits for their effort.  See a sample syllabus

To learn more, read our newsletter.

AGBL students pose

Marquette AGBL provides a wide range of projects to the various communities. We develop solutions to micro-enterprise problems and work with the communities to implement these proposals while preserving local culture.

Marquette University will recruit student volunteers and field professionals to assist in various projects in developing countries, such as Guatemala and India. AGBL will then travel overseas to participate in a cultural exchange that will include the assessment of micro-enterprise problems and implementation of appropriate business solutions. As much as possible, students and entrepreneurs begin contact about their hopes and intentions for the project to include both sides in our planning process.

Furthermore, on-campus meeting will be held as needed among participating students, faculty, and business leaders. Meetings will include discussion on the cultural, financial, and social impact and effects of our interaction with the communities. Furthermore, we will assess both the success and appropriateness of our proposed business solutions.

This unique interaction will not only offer a depth of perspective and resources, but will also facilitate the application of classroom knowledge to hands-on, real-world experience.

Past trips & business reports

Date

Location

Project Description

March 2016

Guatemala

Barbara Ford Peace Center

March 2015

Quiche, Guatemala

Community of San Francisco

January 2015

El Salvador

La Canasta Basica

January 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

BRAC - Targeting the Ultra Poor

March 2014

Guatemala

Dominican Republic

Acción Cultural Guatemalteca
BRA Animal Husbandry

January 2014

Quiche, Guatemala

ACG Business Analysis

January 2014

Ahmedabad, India

X-Plant Business Analysis

Aadi Aushadhi Business Analysis

XICE Business Analysis

March 2013

El Salvador

Vivaz Women's Cooperative - Final Report

January 2013

Ahmedabad, India

XOIC Final Report
Aadi Aushadhi Business Analysis
X-Plant Final Report
St. Vincent De Paul Final Report

January 2013

Quiché, Guatemala

Report: The return on investment
for water projects in Quiché

March 2012

Dominican Republic

Batey Relief Alliance

January 2012

El Salvador

Cocobano Chicken Cooperative

Bolsas de Cati

January 2012

Ahmedabad, India

X-Plant Final Report

St Vincent DePaul Business Analysis

XOIC Business Analysis

Aadi Aushadhi Business Analysis

January 2011

Quiché, Guatemala

Report: The Indigenous Community and Education

Spring 2010

Quiché, Guatemala

Partnership with
Global Partners: Running Waters, Inc.
Final Report   Analysis

January 2010

Ahmedabad, India

Depidada Medicinal Plant Co-op

X-Plant

May 2009

Honduras

Textiles Project

January 2009

Honduras

Rosquillos project - Report
Video: English | Spanish

January 2008

Honduras

Research on possible projects

 

Academic Opportunities

AGBL will provide opportunities for students to travel abroad and assist local businesses in expanding, creating, or improving their current operations. Eventually we will also hone their skills working with needy Milwaukee area business during the semester.

Students will earn three credits for their efforts. This unique interaction will not only offer a depth of perspective and resources, but will also facilitate the application of classroom knowledge to hands-on, real-world experience.

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Student Membership

This organization is the perfect fit for business students and international relations majors. However, we welcome all majors to participate, especially journalism students to help document our findings.

Student Applications are due April 30th for the following January trip in order to take full advantage of airfare savings. Trips range from 8 students to 12 students depending on project and lodging options.

Costs of our trips are $1,000 per week, which includes all expenses except visa fees (or other charges that require payment by recipient). AGBL tries to keep these charges less than $100 whenever possible. All in-country transportation, meals, and lodging are paid for as well as airfare. A limited number of $500 scholarships are available.

Furthermore, Marquette staff, faculty, local business leaders, alumni, and alumnae are eligible to accompany our trips for the cost of airfare.

Application

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $500 per student per trip will be due after acceptance to the program. Meetings will be held throughout the semester in preparation for the trip. Please see table below for due dates of applications.

David A. Straz, Jr., Hall
606 N. 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

For information regarding participation and other related issues, please contact Dr. Heather Kohls at heather.kohls@marquette.edu.

For institutional request, please contact the Center for Global and Economic Studies

To donate, contact Charles Ries, University Advancement, 414-288-7212 or send a check directly to AGBL at Marquette University, c/o Charles Ries, University Advancement, P. O. Box 1881, Zilber Hall, Suite 321, Milwaukee, WI 53201

To give us feedback or report any problems you experienced with our website please email Dr. Heather Kohls at heather.kohls@marquette.edu.


Student Advisory Board:
Lisa Hench                    Rachel M. Kirvan
Cynthia E. Pekron         Charles Ries
Katherine Novotny

Students are now able to earn three credits for their participation in an AGBL  service and study trip. This will likely attract more students to our programs and increase the need for more scholarships.

Currently student scholarships provide $500 for an individual. We have no full scholarships available. With your help, we could expand those offerings and allow more students a chance at a one-of-a-kind experience.

To donate, contact Charles Ries, University Advancement, 414-288-7212 or send a check directly to AGBL at Marquette University, c/o Charles Ries, University Advancement, P. O. Box 1881, Zilber Hall, Suite 321, Milwaukee, WI 53201