Online course in Business & Management

Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours

Why join the course?

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.

Continue learning with the Social Enterprise program

This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Living in Minca.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 31 secondsThe two key things in a social enterprise is one, doing good, having a good social purpose, and secondly, having a good business behind it. We are here not to make money, but just to find out how can we work together. The main drive is to try and do something in a little way to make this world a better place. Social enterprise, it's about how do you earn your money and what do you do with that money that you make. Some of the challenges you meet require instant response and you have to be quick on your feet. And that is what I think a successful entrepreneur needs on how to evolve everyday. Whatever you do, there is always an impact.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsThe future of our economy is in the social economy sector.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understand what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development.
  • Learn how to evaluate social enterprise in the context of global and local problems.
  • Assess different definitions of social enterprise.
  • Identify different social enterprise models.
  • Learn about the social impact of social enterprises.
  • Come up with a social enterprise business idea.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify social enterprises
  • Develop your social enterprise business idea
  • Contribute to discussion about the social enterprise world

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?

Sara Calvo

Sara Calvo

Sara is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Business School. She is also the founding director of Living in Minca, a certified business consultant and a documentary filmmaker.

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy is the Founding Director of the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE), an award-winning social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University.

Andres Morales

Andres Morales

Andres is the co-founder of Living in Minca, a Social Enterprise consultant, ethnographer, filmmaker and Researcher at Open University.

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Who developed the course?

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

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.

Living in Minca is an international platform established in 2012 as an initiative to promote social enterprises and the social and solidarity model around the world.

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