Course: ENT 320. Social Entrepreneurship (3)
The objective of this course is to explore the field of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is about the dynamics associated with ventures seeking to create social value or collective good for society through entrepreneurial and innovative approaches. This focus on social value serves as their primary focus over profitability and can encompass many different contexts such as community, environment, health, etc. and legal structures such as for-profit, benefit corporations, or nonprofit. In this course, we will explore how social entrepreneurship and innovation can be used to facilitate social change and create social value. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and an experiential project, students will learn the foundations of social entrepreneurship and innovation and be immersed in real-life examples. Students should expect to engage in lively conversations learning about challenges and solutions to social needs globally.