Social Entrepreneurship Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Social Entrepreneurship




Total 44 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Colorado State University OnlinePlus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Collins, United States
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One of the biggest challenges we face in today’s global economy is the alleviation and ultimate elimination, of poverty. Unemployment, lack of economic opportunities and the inability to provide for one’s needs and those of one’s family, lead to destructive consequences at the individual level and can lead to crime and armed conflict at the social level.

While the latest development theory recognizes the importance of entrepreneurship and microenterprise generation in combating poverty, providing employment and increasing income, in order to address poverty at the grass-roots level, we need to explore the intersection of traditional business concepts with social venturing. This course aims to provide an understanding of social entrepreneurship that will help us put theory into practice in a meaningful way.

This course will examine entrepreneurship and enterprise generation as a key foundation of the development of both economic and social capital, as well as individual and community empowerment. Its main emphasis will be the exploration of entrepreneur... [Read More]

Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management MBA

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Waltham, United States
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In today’s interconnected world, many entrepreneurs are leading innovative initiatives that contribute to the social good. Further, the consideration of the social and environmental impact of business decisions and operations is quickly becoming imperative to long-term success. The Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management MBA prepares students to lead successful social impact initiatives across a broad range of contexts that include founding an organization with a social mission or working on corporate social responsibility agendas.

You will find many of the tools you need to be an effective social entrepreneur or impact manager in the Heller School’s core MBA curriculum:
•In Economics, explore how markets work and why they sometimes fail
•Develop the skills to drive change in Leadership and Organizational Behavior
•Discover how to mobilize employees and develop their capabilities in Human Resource Management
•Learn strategic plans for social impact in Strategic Management
•Evaluate financial outcomes in Financial Accounting and soci... [Read More]

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Baruch College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is the application of the tools, techniques, and skills of entrepreneurship to the achievement of a social mission (e.g., providing affordable housing to low-income households, feeding the hungry, making a college education accessible to disadvantaged youth, etc.). The course will explore the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the field, its practice, and the ways in which its impacts are assessed. Case studies will be used extensively to illustrate principles and stimulate discussion.

Social Entrepreneurship II: Implementation

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Roosevelt University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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In Social Entrepreneurship II, we actually become social entrepreneurs by studying the everyday structural, legal and financial challenges associated with launching a business enterprise in its efforts to create social impact. Students will take their business model from Social Entrepreneurship I, and further develop it by performing additional market research, prototyping and practicing continuous investor initiatives. Students will work through issues of market analysis, technology viability assessment, competitive positioning, team&,quot,building, product life&,quot,cycle planning, marketing strategy and financing, with a major emphasis on learning how to attract investment capital.

Social Entrepreneurship I: Creating the Vision

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Roosevelt University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

This course is for students who will found or lead businesses that also have a social mission, or will advise or work with social entrepreneurs, as they seek to jointly create social and business value. It is the goal of this course to prepare students to lead companies that have embedded social missions and to engage various stakeholders that are at the nexus of business and social value.

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: IIT Stuart School of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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This course gives students a practical introduction to the exciting and rapidly growing field of social entrepreneurship. The course will begin by introducing students to contemporary understandings of poverty, its causes, and traditional poverty alleviation strategies. It will then turn to key concepts regarding social ventures including entrepreneurship, organizational structures (for profit, nonprofit, and hybrid), financing, marketing, and performance assessment (social and environmental impact). We will also examine the challenges that are faced in creating and operating social enterprises in different parts of the world. The course includes guest lectures by the Stuart School of Business faculty and social entrepreneurs working in different areas (such as health, education, and environment). Students will gain hands-on experience by either developing a business plan for a social enterprise to address a specific real world problem or assisting an existing social venture in developing a business plan geared towards an expansion of its services. It is expected that the p... [Read More]

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: DePaul University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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This course explores principles and applications of social value generation in entrepreneurial contexts. Participants will learn how agile, growing ventures are launched and managed to generate value that transcends commercial and social frontiers. The course material emphasizes concepts from traditional entrepreneurship in the context of the broader social sector environment. Diverse contributions from graduate students in the College of Commerce as well as the School of Public Service ensure deep exploration of the social venture realm. The course experience is enriched by team-based consulting to several actual Chicago social entrepreneurial ventures as a practical complement to classroom activities.

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

Focuses on using entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems. Social entrepreneurship applies to both profit and non-profit firms that have programs designed to create social value.

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of St. Thomas
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at the University of St. Thomas is a service-learning co-curricular program in which students have the opportunity to put in practice the theories and techniques on development and poverty alleviation that they learn in the classroom. SEP operates as a student-run organization. Students help identified underprivileged communities around the world find and establish professional partnerships with local organizations, help raise funds, and later distribute these funds through the creation of comprehensive microcredit programs sharing their time, talent and know how.

Through the development and administration of these revolving funds, SEP volunteer students promote freedom, fairness and democracy in communities as distant and diverse as Lilongwe, Malawi, Petac, Yucatan, Santiago, Chile, Chitral, Pakistan, and Maputo, Mozambique. The Social Entrepreneurship Program works to generate social change by calling on student, University press, Houston and global communities to participate in our efforts to eradicate poverty around ... [Read More]

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States
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The basic thesis of this elective course is that many social problems, if attacked entrepreneurially, create opportunities for launching businesses that simultaneously generate profits and alleviate the societal problem. This approach generates societal wealth as well as entrepreneurial wealth. The course is distinguished from public sector initiatives to address social problems. Student teams are expected to develop a plan to launch a social enterprise. The teams will also generate presentations of two proposals focused on the identification of opportunities for large established firms to create a bottom of the pyramid business that will significantly boost social wealth in a target country.

Format: Lecture, discussion, live case studies (discussions of progress reports of students&,#146, own ventures), nation-boosting presentations

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Temple University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States
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This social enterprise class explores management models and skills that attempt to blend economic and social priorities to address and try to balance the triple bottom lines of profit, people, and place. More broadly, this class examines the ways in which entrepreneurship is embedded in ?and affects ?larger social, cultural, and economic relationships. In particular, these central challenges raised by the possibility of managing for more than just profit are explored.

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Temple University Center City
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Philadelphia, United States
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Social entrepreneurship combines the energy, discipline and innovativeness of private enterprise with the inclusiveness and far-sightedness of public enterprise to solve pressing social, environmental and economic problems. Social entrepreneurship sounds wonderful ?but how does it play out in reality? And what does it take to manage multiple bottom lines effectively? Through extensive readings, vigorous discussion with classmates and guest speakers, and action research, we will explore the promise and perils of social entrepreneurship as lever for improving the world ?and use our experience with social entrepreneurship as a lens through which to understand business and strategy.

Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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Degree Awarded: CERT Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development (certificate)

The online social entrepreneurship and community development graduate certificate, offered through the School of Community Resources and Development, provides a framework for harnessing entrepreneurial and enterprise opportunities, creating transformative responses to challenges prevalent in societies and communities. This transdisciplinary program combines social entrepreneurship with innovative community development, providing a basis for exploring capacity-building and fostering positive change for organizations, corporations, societies and economies. The certificate complements well the Master of Nonprofit Studies program for students interested in pursuing their degree and social entrepreneurship certificate. Consisting of 15 credit hours of graduate credit course work, the certificate is designed for students studying nonprofit leadership and management, social entrepreneurship, public policy and related fields across disciplines and includes a hands-on portfolio component... [Read More]

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Paul Quinn College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States

This course will explore the challenges and rewards of engaging innovative entrepreneurial practices and endeavors to address social needs both globally and in the US, through private and public nonprofit, for profit, government, non-government and/ or public institutions. A special emphasis on urban needs will be introduced.

Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The Naveen Jindal School of Management
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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This course will explore the role and importance of the non-profit sector and the unique place it occupies in 21st Century life. The course will develop theoretical and conceptual frameworks appropriate for understanding the processes and challenges of non-profit ventures in the social sector. Student teams will work with selected non-profits in the local community, focusing on the issues and challenges of mission definition, service delivery, business practices, fund-raising and governance.

Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Point Loma Nazarene University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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This course is the cornerstone of the M.B.A. experience and is taught in an intensive seminar format which brings in executives who have led with integrity by living out their faith in their public profession and private life. the course challenges the M.B.A. professional to integrate their academic knowledge, core values, and professional experience. It emphasizes the challenges executives face in balancing the needs of customers, community, shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders with Biblical, ethical, and legal considerations. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Social Benefit Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Santa Clara University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Santa Clara, United States
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Introduces students to social benefit entrepreneurship through readings, case study analysis, and participation in assessing business plans for existing social benefit ventures. Considers that social benefit entrepreneurship is the management and leadership of innovative social ventures that produce a social benefit and that these ventures typically innovate to produce products and/or services that help alleviate important social problems in areas such as economic development (poverty), health, equality, education, and environment. Emphasizes understanding management techniques for maximizing the financial sustainability and scalability of an SBE.

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Patten University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Oakland, United States
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The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership degree program prepares students to:
◾Manage and lead 21st century organizations - corporate, non-profit and governmental
◾Develop the skills to build highly effective cross-functional teams
◾Negotiate, manage, and nurture professional relationships
◾Craft strategy to build competitive organizations
◾Effectively manage complex projects
◾Evaluate efficient business systems
◾Foster the role of innovation and creativity in organizations

The Social Entrepreneurship concentration provides additional coursework in new venture creation, new product development, new venture financing, and family and small business, preparing graduates for entrepreneurship in a variety of settings.

Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (Master Degree)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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As nonprofit organizations fill an ever-increasing societal need by providing services in areas spanning health care, education, workforce development and support for disadvantaged populations, a new generation of nonprofit managers is in high demand. These managers must be prepared to deal head-on with the challenges that nonprofit organizations face due to their legal status, governance and funding needs in addition to managing and meeting standards of accountability.

The University of Baltimore&,#146,s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship leverages the expertise of the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business to provide you with a comprehensive education that addresses not just effective management but the forward-thinking initiatives of social enterprise.

How the program works:

This 36- to 39-credit program includes a 27-credit foundational core and a 9-credit specialization in one of three areas:
Global Affairs: Focus on the role of nongovernmental organizations in addressing global proble... [Read More]

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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Organizations that focus their product or service on sustaining and developing their communities are increasing in number. These organizations can take the form of non-profits, co-operatives and social enterprise businesses. This course takes a very hands-on approach to understanding and learning about the challenges that these organizations face. Through a service learning approach, class seminars and guest speakers, students will explore topics such as challenges in the non-profit sector, volunteer management, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, and ethics.

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