In light of this changing domestic and global landscape, students must be equipped with the updated theoretical frameworks and practical insights about how to lead organizations through such turbulence. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship is a hands-on course taught by a practitioner who has worked across sectors and succeeded as a social entrepreneur. The goal of the course is to challenge students to revisit traditional management conventions, exposing them to successful models that fuse management innovation, social impact and economic sustainability. Ideally students should come away from the course enriched by a set of learnings with broad applicability to any chosen career, whether in traditional business, the nonprofit sector, or even the entrepreneurial trappings of a new social venture.
(Offered Spring 2014)