Studets who complete both the summer course and fall lab, will receive a certificate of completion.
Both classes offer new theories of non-profit and social enterprise leadership in a practiced-based environment for students to create and build-out their own pro-social business.
12 Credit Summer Certificate + 3 Unit Fall Lab
Social Enterprise Certificate
Innovation and Leadership
Business Plans for
Social Innovation Lab
Summer SECTION 1
Summer SECTION 2
Brainstorm your own business ideas to solve social challenges and end with a mini-business plan that is scalable and ready for launch.
Examine the current global context of the non-profit sector by analyzing the best practices of market-based ideas that are solving social challenges.
Work with industry leaders to assess market demand, draft a pitch deck, develop financial forecasts and create marketing materials.
What Students said about the Summer 2013 Institute
I would recommend it to anyone interested in social, environmental, economic or global development issues because it provides a framework for how to approach organizational structure and funding - two essential things for any organization to be successful.
I would recommend the class to young people particularly because it shows them that they can be enthusiastic and create the change they want to see, and create solutions to our local, national and world problems through a business lens.
I would recommend this class to current business students, and current professionals who have interest in entering the social entrepreneurial space. I say these two groups because I believe that this type of class is missing in current business school curricula and professionals lose NOTHING by taking this after their original education.
The class opened my mind to different lateral solutions to problems that I previously thought could only be solved by a select set of means. It challenged my current perspectives as a business graduate coming into the social enterprise realm.
I did not have any background in business concepts / practice and my thinking has been stretched quite thoroughly. The readings have been incredibly useful and mind expanding.
*The course and lab must be completed to receive the Social Enterprise Certificate of Completion, however, each can be taken individually.
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