Social Entrepreneurship

01 Jan
Online Course


Social entrepreneurs are gaining international attention motivated by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. Students in the course will learn how social entrepreneurs have developed creative solutions to address social problems. The intention of the course is to develop knowledge, appreciate of the role of social entrepreneurs that create social change, deepen students understanding of the world around them, and to inspire you to use your skills and knowledge to be as Gandhi said, the change you wish to see in the world.

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Students in this course will gain knowledge about social entrepreneurs and how they are creating solutions to address societal problems, learn how to develop creative solutions to address social problems, and empower you to see social entrepreneurship as a force for social change. The course is designed for you if you want to gain valuable tools to prepare you to make an impact on the lives of others.

Programme details

The areas you will cover in this course are:

Unit 1: Introduction to social entrepreneurship: The journey ahead
Unit 2: Creating social change: The social value proposition and identifying a social business opportunity
Unit 3: Understanding poverty: The Millennium Development Goals
Unit 4: Human-Centered Design: Partnering with the targeted community to address social problems
Unit 5: Developing a theory of change: Starting with the social impact
Unit 6: Envisioning an innovative society: The role of social innovation
Unit 7: The business model: Creating a social business model
Unit 8: Funding social ventures: Strategies for success
Unit 9: The driving force behind social entrepreneurship: Measurement and scaling social impact
Unit 10: The future: Reflection and shared experiences

Course Type
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Intended Audience
Doctoral Students
Year 1 DPhil
Year 2 DPhil
Year 3+ DPhil
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Established Academics & Researchers