Social enterprises use business solutions to make a positive impact on the world. Oftentimes for-profit entities, they make money by solving social problems. Through working on a local project with social entrepreneurs, this unit provides students with the opportunity to learn how to apply their business knowledge and skills to address complex social and environmental problems such as those described in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social entrepreneurs are committed to furthering a social mission and rank social, environmental or cultural impact on a par with, or even above, profit. At the intersection of business and not-for-profit organisations, these social entrepreneurs are now visible and having an impact on a global scale. This unit is structured around engaged inquiry-based learning, providing students with the opportunity to learn from theory and practice. Topics include critically reviewing concepts, challenges of growing a social enterprise, frameworks for understanding, sourcing funds from a variety of stakeholders, understanding and measuring social impact, as well as collaboration and leadership.
|Academic unit||Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|Completion of 48 credit points|
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