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|MGMT 586 - Social Entrepreneurship|
This course was formerly numbered STRT 616. Students who have completed STRT 616 may not register for this course.
The future of successful business leaders will be defined by the ability to create, build and sustain organizations with and for mission and finance related returns. In light of changing organizational structures (from C corp. to B corp.), coupled with the growing focus on entrepreneurship and social innovation, emerging leaders should be prepared to understand the core concepts of building a sustainable business and securing capital for impact.
The course will engage students in understanding the core principles of social entrepreneurship, also known as the demand side of investing for impact. For students interested in pursuing careers in social finance, philanthropy/nonprofit, investment management, or responsible banking, this course is a must have. With such little formal text and theory on the topic of social entrepreneurship and related sectors, this class will provide a unique overview of the market and provide a reflective and practical application of core principles of the sector.
Students will be exposed to the core principles of building a sustainable enterprise, including problem identification, marketing, capitalization, organizational structure, metrics development and strategic partnerships.
The course format will include class discussion, case studies and guest speakers. Each class will include discussing the current market environment and real-life decisions that social entrepreneurs must make in this environment. Students are expected to actively participate in each class and be prepared for robust dialogue and discourse.
1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
This course carries a mutual exclusion with the following courses; you may not enroll in it if you have completed any of the following with a passing grade:
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