3 Units

This course introduces to students the field of mission-driven social enterprise, which aims to achieve a balance between meaningful social returns as well as sustainable or competitive financial returns through their products, services and other business practices. Through examining the best practices in social entrepreneurship, it also stimulates students to explore how social enterprise can affect policy and facilitate system change. Experiential learning elements such as visiting social enterprises and having dialogue with social entrepreneurs, staff members or service users will be arranged in order to let students experience its operation, understand its practice as well as to enable students in realizing its possibilities in offering solutions to education, healthcare, environment, workforce development, international development and other societal issues. The course is valuable to students 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 this emerging field.