1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field that involves the development of new approaches and business models to solve society’s toughest challenges. Social enterprises focus on the “triple bottom line,” which prioritizes both social impact and profits. Successful social entrepreneurs demonstrate creativity and passion, as well as a solid understanding of business operations and management principles. This course offers you the opportunity to learn what social enterprise is and provides you with foundational skills to launch one of your own. Through case studies, lectures, and classroom dialogue, develop a deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurship sector and the skills necessary to fund, launch, and administer such a venture.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students who are interested in exploring social entrepreneurship

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of the theories, models, and key organizations in the social entrepreneurship sector
  • A business plan for a new social enterprise or retooling of an existing organization
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

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Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

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Applications for Summer 2024 will become available in early 2024!

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