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. Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models from Utrecht Summer School, adopts a mix of (guest) lectures, experiential learning and case studies and includes a visit to a social enterprise. The course takes a multidisciplinary view on social entrepreneurship and as such draws on the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship 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)
The "Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models" programme is delivered at Utrecht Summer School.
You can apply until:
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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.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.
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