This is the sixth year of the University of Toronto’s summer program in South Africa. 2021 will be the first year that the program happens virtually. This program provides a unique opportunity for students in Commerce, Engineering, or Social Science disciplines to gain first-hand experience in the consulting field in an emerging market. Participants will also learn about the business challenges and opportunities at the base of the economic pyramid.
This program will be run in partnership with Reciprocity, a South-African-based consultancy. Reciprocity’s “Inclusive Consulting” program aims to provide students with business knowledge and field experience in emerging markets. Through a consulting mission with a township entrepreneur, students, organized in small teams, will gain a better understanding of doing business in low-income communities and the entrepreneurs will benefit from the business knowledge of the students.
The University of Toronto will offer one virtual course (RSM395Y0 Special Topics: Inclusive Consulting with Micro-Enterprises) in South Africa. This course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment.