Elon University Online Courses

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is located within Elon University, a top-ranked, private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. AACSB accredited, The Love School prepares students to lead extraordinary lives with the skills and aspirations to make the future better for the organizations and communities in which they serve.

Discover our online course on offer this fall!


The Economics of Human Trafficking: A Global Review

Despite being recognized as crime by nearly 200 countries and territories, human trafficking – often referred to as a gender-based crime of violence — is among the fastest growing types of criminal activity and, in the next ten years, is predicted to surpass both drug and arms trafficking to become the largest form of organized crime in its incidence. The course explores this multi-faceted crime from a global economic market perspective; the factors that drive demand, supply, and those that facilitate the crime, and the disproportionate effect this crime has on women and children around the world. Students will learn and apply fundamental economics knowledge to examine this crime in addition to analyzing the challenges and failures of government-implemented solutions as well as possible economic solutions. The course lectures and class discussions will build from a series of selected readings and documentary films.
Final Exam Time: To Be Determined


Monday / Wednesday

Class time (local time zone)

14:00 – 15:30

Home Credit


How to Sign-up

Registration Deadline is July 30th 2021

Elon University Student – OUTBOUND

Students interested in participating must meet the following requirements:

Good Academic Standing (2.0 Cumulative GPA or higher)
Meet specific pre-requisites listed for each course.
Complete application and be nominated by Elon.

Interested? Inquire for more details at soutlaw@elon.edu

Please note that outbound students can only take a UCSC course

Elon University Student – INBOUND

Students interested in participating must meet the following requirements:

Undergraduate standing at home institution.
Proficiency in English. If you are attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores.
Minimum TOEFL score requirement: 80 (internet-based test)
Minimum IELTS score requirement: 6.5  Minimum
Duolingo English Test requirement: 110
Be Nominated by your home institution’s virtual exchange coordinator.

Interested? Inquire for more details at soutlaw@elon.edu

Inbound Application – completed by nominator

Elon is only able to accept students nominated from UCSC for this round of the exchange.