HADM 4125: Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Elective. Co-meets with HADM 6125.

Mona Anita Olsen (mao24) – Spring 2018
Mona Anita Olsen (mao24) – Spring 2019

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises.  As the traditional lines blur between nonprofit enterprises, government, and business, it is critical that business students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape.  Through guest speakers, case discussion, lecture, and student presentations this course will explore this emerging field.  Students will be expected to develop a business plan for a social enterprise.  Because the field of social entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary and in its infancy, the course will be introductory in nature and will draw heavily from cases, speaker experience, and student inquiry.