3 Units


This course introduces to students the field of social entrepreneurship and the best practices of mission-driven social ventures which aim to achieve a balance between meaningful social returns as well as sustainable or competitive financial returns through their products, services and other business practices. It also stimulates students to explore how social entrepreneurs can affect policy and facilitate system change. Entrepreneurial solutions to education, healthcare, environment, workforce development, international development and other large societal issues will be addressed through the sharing of experiences by successful practitioners/funders of social entrepreneurial organizations. The course is valuable to anyone who may want to design or lead a mission-driven social enterprise, or want to contribute time and energy to help build the social sector through strategic philanthropy and social investing.