Field Studies

BA 526 - Social Innovation Field Study in Bogotá 

Develop entrepreneurial leadership skills while exploring the history and culture of Colombia, emphasizing the role of social innovation in a time of rapid development and change.

Dates: September 5-16

Location: Medellín, Bogotá and environs, Colombia

Summary: Students in the Portland State University Social Innovation Field Study in Colombia will gain first-hand experience working alongside social entrepreneurs while exploring challenges and opportunities for social innovation. Through virtual pre-departure readings and meetings, and a two-week, on-the-ground program, students will develop a deeper understanding of Colombian culture, history, and sociopolitical change by exploring the challenges and opportunities for social entrepreneurship in context. The program is co-hosted by leading Colombian business, public, and social impact organizations, including Universidad EAN and Mercy Corps, and culminates with student presentations for Colombian dignitaries and decision-makers.


MGMT 409/509s - Oregon Field Study

Dates: Summer Field Study dates and details will be announced in January, 2020


Past Field Studies:

See photos from the 2017 field studies in COLOMBIA >>

Read the summary and blog for our 2015 field studies in PORTLAND, OR >>

Read the student blog for our 2013 & 2014 field studies in CAMBODIA >>

Read the student blog for our 2012 field study in INDIA >>


"This is how social entrepreneurship begins: with the realization that your presence could create change, no matter how small the scale."

--Melissa Loney, PSU MBA '15.