A business degree is about more than spreadsheets and cash-flow analysis. At its heart, business is about creating and capturing value, whether it's for a stockholder or a stakeholder. Not all value can be monetized, though, and at the Wake Forest Schools of Business, you’ll find students who work to create value for those who have never seen a boardroom.
Since the fall of 2006, Wake Forest Schools of Business students have been working with small businesses in Nicaragua to find new ways to optimize the businesses' values through consulting projects and business skills seminars. Whether learning on the ground in Nicaragua, or developing a new strategy at home in the classroom, Wake Forest students not only have a chance to impart a piece of their acquired knowledge, but also an opportunity to learn a great deal from the business owners. Many students who participate in Project Nicaragua cite it as the most inspirational and motivational experience in their business school careers.
To learn more about Project Nicaragua and the impact it has made on the lives of students and on the businesses it assists, we invite you to explore the links to the left.
Watch the Nicaragua Project video