Spring 2017 - 61505 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management
This course will provide students an environment to learn and practice the skills of social entrepreneurship. The curriculum is suited both for students who may want to develop and launch a social venture as well as those who want a deeper understanding of the social impact space. We will explore how social entrepreneurs: evaluate social issues, develop a theory of change, launch impactful solutions, evaluate the broad range of funding options, develop teams and grow impact at scale.
The approach of this course will be agnostic to sector and structure. Effective social solutions can be launched in any sector (public, social, or private) and can assume a variety of entity structures. At the end of the course, students should have mastered a set of practical skills that will allow them to be effective problem solvers throughout their future careers, whether they are entrepreneurs, policy administrators or funders.
Students will work throughout the semester to develop an effective social impact venture plan. However, the concepts and techniques developed in this course will be widely applicable in any future workplace.