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Social Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School via Coursera


How do we create innovative and effective solutions to social problems around the world ? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to identify and bring about transformative societal change. Professors Jim Thompson and Ian “Mac” MacMillan help you develop both a strategy and a framework for your social enterprise based on their years of experience and expertise teaching social entrepreneurship and advising entrepreneurs. You’ll learn how to define a social problem, understand contextual realities, develop a solution, and plan for effective deployment. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of launching an enterprise, be prepared for every step of the process, and put your social entrepreneurial venture on the path to success.

Taught by

Kai Hockerts


3.5 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

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  • Lisa Bateman

    Lisa Bateman is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course starts out like the horses being released from the gate of the Kentucky Derby. After the initial week of "get to know the platform" and some stories from successful social entrepreneurs, you are told to form or join a team to complete a 7 day fund raising challenge. Although not counted toward successful completion, this 2nd week in the course was stressful - not unlike a round of speed dating (never speed dated, but that's the way it felt to me.) The common thread in all the courses is to develop a business plan for a social venture. I hadn't even come up with anything more than what my passion was - and that's what I was really hoping for. Being a busy time in my work life, I decided to drop.
  • Nithya.m is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    An entrepreneur as a person who only provides capital,without taking part in the leading role in an enterprise.
    It also adds that entrepreneur is a person who starts the business or firm Now,Let us take few examples,to test whether we have correctly understood the meaning.
    1.prabahudeva,ceinema director and actor
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