Introduction to 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,” prioritizing social and environmental impacts, as well as profits. Successful social entrepreneurs require creativity and passion, as well as a solid understanding of business operation and management principles. This course offers young social entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn about what a social enterprise is and the foundational skills to launch one of their own. Through case studies, lectures, and classroom dialogue, you will develop a deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurship sector and the skills necessary to fund, launch, and administer such a venture.
You'll Walk Away with
- A solid understanding of business operation and management principles
- The foundational skills for launching a social enterprise
- High school students in grades 9–12
- High school students who are interested in exploring a career in business