Social Entrepreneurship

Credits: 1.5


There has been a worldwide explosion of entrepreneurial activities by organizations whose primary focus is on improving the health, education, and well-being of individuals and communities. Many businesses and some entrepreneurs working in the social sector have chosen to incorporate as for-profit organizations to help support and expand their commitment on social responsibility. This course focuses on the tools and skills required to launch or grow a successful enterprise in the social sector. Because of the nature of the funding in this sector, all but the largest organizations rely on an entrepreneurial style of management. During this course students will discuss some of these efforts, examine their successes and failures and interact with some outstanding social entrepreneurs who have succeeded in creating sustainable enterprises that combat important social problems.

Prerequisite(s): None