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Social Entrepreneurship

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Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. This course module is designed students to understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape.
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By the end of this course unit students should be able to:
  • Describe the mechanics, tensions, and realities of starting         and/or managing a social enterprise.
  • Evaluate the players and business structures used by social entrepreneurs.
  • Understand the field of social entrepreneurship.
  • Gained an understanding of the field of social entrepreneurship and understand many of the opportunities,     challenges, and issues facing social entrepreneurs

Course Content : Introduction to social entrepreneurship,  enterprise sustaining, impact and effectiveness of social enterprises, characteristics of social entrepreneurs’ leadership, Social entrepreneurs and innovation, social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and corporations, social entrepreneurship funding and finance, nonprofit government and social entrepreneurship, leadership and tensions and challengers of social entrepreneurship.

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, Case studies, Class Room Discussions, guest speakers and Skill development activities.

Scheme of Evaluation:

Assignments, Presentations and End semester examination.

The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Raising the Bar : Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar, Inc., By Gary Erickson.

La Piana, David. Play to Win: The Nonprofit Guide to Competitive Strategy. Jossey-Bass, 2005.

“Social entrepreneurship: What Are We Talking About? A   Framework for Future Research”, Mair and Marti.

Welch, Wilford. The Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs     are Changing the World. (Earth Aware, 2008, ISBN 160109014-5).

Bornstein, David. How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs             and the Power of New Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2004).

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