Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    475 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    475 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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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 "Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models" course within the track "Entrepreneurial Side of Business", offered by Utrecht Summer School we will elaborate on innovative approaches from the side of, for example, legislators, policy makers and financiers.

About

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 18 July
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Credits
    2 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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.
The course Social Entrepreneurship: Solving Societal Problems Using Innovative Business Models can be combined with the following courses.

Lecturers

  • dr. Niels Bosma
  • Selma Steenhuisen

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Target Group
  • All students interested in social entrepreneurship, whether as a potential social entrepreneur, a potential future stakeholder or simply as a conscious individual. The course is in English and interactive by nature - therefore students are expected to have a good proficiency in oral and written communication.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • € 675 - Course + course materials + housing
  • € 475 - Course + course materials

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Utrecht Summer School does not offer scholarships for this course.

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