Courses NonDegree Display 2022-2023
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|Course title||Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship|
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Language of instruction||English|
Students are able to:
* understand what is meant by social and sustainable entrepreneurship (based on theory and practice);
* critically analyse organisations engaging in social and sustainable entrepreneurship;
* identify and evaluate opportunities for social and sustainable entrepreneurship;
* conduct research in the field of social and sustainable entrepreneurship;
* develop a strategy for a social and sustainable enterprise;
* prepare and present documentation to pitch a novel enterprise idea.
Entrepreneurship is viewed as an important tool for tackling complex sustainable development problems and challenges. Social entrepreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship are becoming mainstream forms of organising that span the private, public and third sector. The defining features of social and sustainable entrepreneurship are an explicit and central social and/or environmental mission, combined with innovation, creativity and earned income strategies. Well known social and sustainable enterprises that we will explore in the course include Tony’s Chocolonely, Patagonia, and the Grameen Bank.
This course will provide students the opportunity to learn how to apply entrepreneurship knowledge and skills to address complex social and environmental problems. This course is structured around experiential problem-based learning, providing students the opportunity to synthesise theory and practice as they develop an idea for their own social and sustainable enterprises.
Topics will include: critically case analysis; user centred-design; strategizing; measuring social and environmental impact; entrepreneurial pitching.
Reference list will be provided
|Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research|
|Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)||Final Paper / Participation / Presentation|
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