Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

The goal of this course is to offer a variety of opportunities for students to learn about social entrepreneurship and engage students in learning the contributors to high-performing social enterprises. Students will explore stories of established environmental and social enterprises through books and case studies to uncover common themes and approaches. In addition, students will engage in class discussion for full emersion into the mindset of socially oriented businesses and activities. The objective is to acquire needed skills and knowledge for recognizing, building, and leading social and environmental enterprises. Students will apply their knowledge learned in other global MBA courses in a creative and interdisciplinary way by evaluating other social efforts made by existing organizations, and by testing the feasibility of a new social business idea. This course will attract students who are contemplating leading a social enterprise, interested in consulting to social enterprises, planning to serve as an advisor or volunteer in a social organization, or funding social efforts or nonprofit organizations.

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