Biznis Casual: Grad Student Takes Business Education to Haiti

University of San Diego, July 2, 2020

Biznis Casual is MBA student Carl Dumesle’s latest entrepreneurial endeavor to bridge the knowledge gap between the Haitian community and the rest of the world. As a native of Haiti, Dumesle has witnessed firsthand the country’s limited access to information and was compelled to offer free business lessons in Haitian Creole to empower his community.

“My professional experience and MBA classes at the USD School of Business have taught me well and I hope to transfer that knowledge onto others. With 60 percent of Haiti’s population living under the poverty line, only a few of us get the opportunity to pursue an MBA,” says Dumesle. “But the next revolutionary idea might come from the mind of someone who cannot afford it.”

Teaching business in Haitian Creole

On June 14, Dumesle hosted Biznis Casual’s first virtual lesson taught completely in Haitian Creole, one of Haiti’s two national languages. The class tackled the topics of wealth creation and price versus value to an audience of over 150 people. Dumesle will continue teaching the class weekly throughout the end of summer and address business topics voted on by students.

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