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Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Course code
B31
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 495.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor
Social entrepreneurs are continuously striving to align their business model with their mission to achieve social impact on the local and/or global scale. In this course within the track "Entrepreneurial Side of Business", we will elaborate on innovative approaches from the side of, for example, legislators, policy makers and financiers. The course adopts a mix of (guest) lectures, experiential learning and case studies and includes a visit to a social enterprise.

Social entrepreneurs discern opportunities for solving problems in society and realize this with a philosophy that does justice to all parties concerned. Social entrepreneurship is a ‘hot topic’ that is confronted with significant challenges - both in theory and in practice. Social entrepreneurs are continuously striving to align their business model with their mission to achieve social impact on the local and/or global scale. This also calls for innovative approaches from the side of, for example, legislators, policy makers and financiers. 

The course takes a multidisciplinary view on social entrepreneurship and as such draws on the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative (www.uu.nl/se-initiative).

This course is the third course of the track "Entrepreneurial Side of Business" (1. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice - 2. Entrepreneurial Marketing - 3. Social Entrepreneurship - 4. Strategic Entrepreneurship)

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Course director

Peter O. van der Meer

Lecturers

Dr. Niels Bosma

Course aim

The course aims to create awareness of the different types of social entrepreneurship, to support you in your ambition to solve societal problems (whether as an entrepreneur or not) and to share examples of opportunities and barriers that social entrepreneurs may face. You will also get acquainted with methods to measure social impact.

Study load

Four hours a day (at least). The course starts at 10AM and there will be a break at 12AM. After class students are expected to prepare the assignments for the next days.

Fee

Course + course materials € 495.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

More information

Peter O. van der Meer

p.o.vandermeer@uu.nl

+31 (0)30 253 7416

Registration

Application deadline: 14 July 2018