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Volunteers work in a wide variety of projects in secondary schools, technical institutes, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and business centers. They consult with businesses and conduct seminars on starting a business, strategic planning, marketing, merchandising, organizational development, and tourism development.
They also advise Junior Achievement organizations, teach basic business subjects and English, develop business education curricula, and design training materials; work with women and minority groups to strengthen their participation in the economic system; and assist local and regional governments in planning and implementing economic development strategies.
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Applicants must have a master's degree in business administration, public administration, management, accounting, banking, or finance; or a bachelor's degree in business administration, management, accounting, banking, or finance and two years of business work experience; or a bachelor's degree in any discipline and five years of business work experience.
Most applicants have at least two years of business experience in accounting, finance, management, or marketing. Many have experience starting and running their own businesses.
Other relevant experience includes knowledge of various management theories and practices, computer skills, financial or budget experience, and significant hands-on entrepreneurial or business experience.
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