Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Carroll School of Management

TechTrek Ghana

ISYS3215 Technology & Economic Development

TechTrek Ghana Logo

Note: ISYS3215 is an evolving course & this material may change.  Admissions material are posted late-Oct., with Spring admissions decisions made in the second week of November.

ISYS3215 Technology & Economic Development (sometimes referred to as "TechTrek Ghana") is a competitively admitted, interdisciplinary course that combines classroom learning examining trends in technology in emerging markets with a week-long field study to Accra, Ghana. The class will study how technology is fostering growth and entrepreneurship in the developing world, as well as the challenges for those wishing to harness the promise of these advances. The classroom component will include lecture, seminar-style learning, and lectures from visiting experts, and is held the second half of the spring semester.  The field study is planned for the third week in May, following Spring exams.  The course is open as an elective to all Boston College undergraduate students, and should have broad appeal to students studying technology, as well as those students interested in international business, economics, and global development.

TechTrek Ghana 2015 Information

For application information, questions about the program, and questions regarding the process, please contact the Information Systems Dept. Admin in Fulton 460: Cate Jones

The lead faculty for TechTrek are: Prof. John Gallaugher and Prof. Betty Bagnani

TechTrek Ghana in the News

Check out this article,  from by the Boston College Magazine, featuring the 2013 TechTrek Ghana class: Out of Africa

Tentative Travel Dates For 2015 Field Study are:

May 15-23, 2015 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Students will study issues in technology and entrepreneurship in emerging economies on Tuesday evenings, 4:30-6:50pm during the second half of the Spring 2014 semester (beginning the first Tuesday after spring break), then the class will travel with Prof. Gallaugher and Prof. Bagnani to Accra, Ghana to meet with entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and executives at local and international firms and learning institutions.


Although applications for 2015 are not yet being accepted, please use the following link if you are interested in more information about TechTrek Ghana. Users will need their BC username and password to access this site: TechTrek Ghana 2014 Information