Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and non-profit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. As the traditional lines blur between non-profit enterprises, government, and business, it is critical that business students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape. Through case studies, group presentations and class discussion this course will explore this emerging field.
The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the key concepts and principles of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is the pursuit of economic activity with sensitivity to the impact of enterprise and the pursuit of social goals through entrepreneurial action. In this course students will be exposed to the theoretical foundations and examples of best practice for social enterprise.