Social and Eco Entrepreneurship, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #501 ,
This Social and Eco entrepreneurship course at Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) deals with the concepts of social and eco and environmental entrepreneurship, which are receiving increasing attention from all over the globe with no exception in Italy.


In this Social and Eco entrepreneurship course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), the Italian trend of establishing and scaling up entrepreneurial initiatives with social and environmental purposes is presented and analysed through case studies, guest speakers and field visits to selected Italian best practices.

Main topics
  • Setting the boundaries of social and eco entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity recognition in the social and environmental sectors
  • Most successful social and eco entrepreneurship business models
  • The main social and environmental issues facing Italy today
  • Strategies for scaling up the impact
Learning objectives
  • To become familiar with the notion of social and eco entrepreneurship
  • To develop a deep sensitivity and knowledge towards the most critical social and
  • environmental issues which affect Italy and Europe
  • To acquire an entrepreneurial mindset in order to overcome such issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lesson 2: Environmental Management Practices
  • Lesson 3: Strategic approaches to Sustainability
  • Lesson 4: Local and International Best Practices
  • Lesson 5: Visit to an Eco-enterprise
  • Lesson 6: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lesson 7: Scaling social impact
  • Lesson 8: Visit to a Social Enterprise
  • Lesson 9: Challenges and Support to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lesson 10: Final Written Exam and Presentation of essays

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification).

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:
  • a passport size picture
  • the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • the transcript of records
  • certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language
Programs requirements
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA
  • One session: 1500
  • Two sessions: 2850
  • Three sessions: 4200
  • Four sessions: 5500
  • Five sessions: 6,500
  • Application fee: 75


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