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Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course.

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Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

Can business do good? In this course, we explore different models of social enterprise and the local and global problems that they aim to address. If you work with a social enterprise or are thinking about launching one, this course provides a valuable foundation.

This course was developed by Middlesex University Business School, with Living in Minca and the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Addressing the World's Most Pressing Challenges

    • Let's Get Started

      The next steps should give you a flavour of how this course works and what it will cover. You will meet the Course Leaders and be able to introduce yourself too.

    • Global Challenges and Local Realities

      From climate change, to inequality, to rebuilding trust in the financial system, or food security, there are many global and local challenges that need to be addressed around the world.

    • Finding Solutions

      Tackling many of today's challenges will require new approaches and new solutions.

  • Week 2

    The Diverse World of Social Enterprise

    • Defining Social Enterprise

      What do we mean by the term 'social enterprise'?

    • Understanding Social Enterprise

      First steps to understand the Social Enterprise Sector

    • Identifying Social Enterprise

      Social Enterprise as a business model

  • Week 3

    Social Entrepreneurs, Networks and Ecosystems

    • Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers

      Who are those social entrepreneurs?

    • Social Enterprise Networks & Ecosystems

      Nature requires a healthy ecosystem to thrive, and so does the social enterprise sector. What are the networks and organisations that are helping social enterprises grow and scale their impact?

    • Where do you fit in?

      Many of us are still deciding about what we really want to do with our lives. Could social enterprise be a path for you?

    • Conclusion

      Concluding Course 1

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on the concept of social enterprise
  • Discuss the different social enterprise models
  • Identify successful social enterprises
  • Engage with discussions about development and sustainability

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise, including entrepreneurs, charities, working professionals and students.

Who will you learn with?

Andres is the co-founder and COO of Minca Ventures Ltd. He is an expert in Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Follow me @AndresMoralesPM

Expert in Sustainability and Social Enterprise. She is the co-founder of Minca Ventures Ltd, a certified coach and has experience providing consultancy services for social businesses across the globe.

Who developed the course?

Minca Ventures

Minca Ventures Ltd supports social innovation & social enterprises across the globe. The company offers consultancy, sustainable business modelling, training and educational courses, research, filmmaking, and storytelling communication strategies.

Middlesex University Business School

Founded in the 1960s, Middlesex University Business School is one of the largest Business Schools in the UK.

Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship

The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE) is an award-winning social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University located in North India.

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