Spring 2023  |  PA 5144 Section 001: Social Entrepreneurship (65937)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to field of social entrepreneurship. Prepares current/future managers/leaders to create, develop, lead socially entrepreneurial organizations/initiatives. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
Class Description:

This course will help prepare students to understand the context of, participate in, create, develop and lead socially entrepreneurial organizations and initiatives.

The term "social entrepreneurship" means many different things to many people. In general, most agree that social entrepreneurship refers to innovative responses to social needs that create social change. Social entrepreneurship is not sector specific - it can occur in nonprofit, for-profit, and government entities as well as in "hybrids" and partnerships. We will treat the term in its most expanded description while continuing to ask ourselves as the course progresses, "What does social entrepreneurship mean? How broadly should we define its boundaries? How does it differ from other kinds of entrepreneurial activity? Other kinds of social change? How has it evolved over time? Where does it fit into our broader society?"

Though the label is relatively new, this kind of activity has been underway for a long time all over the world. It has been growing in intensity in recent years with new efforts that address old and new problems. Reduction of direct government involvement in social problems, active embracing of business practices by nonprofit leaders, businesses finding new ways to integrate social values into their business - all of these trends encourage new "social" entrepreneurial action. Global interconnectedness is also raising awareness of social issues across continents and individuals and local civic leaders and local, regional and national governments are calling for creative solutions. How does social enterprise play an integral role in shaping our future? See her bio here.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/barre041_PA5144_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 October 2022

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