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Turn your social enterprise idea into action

The Social Enterprise program comprises three online courses from Middlesex University Business School, which introduce you to the diverse world of social enterprise.

You will find out how to design your social enterprise model and bring it to market, and explore how to scale or sustain your social enterprise over the long term.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the courses provide a flexible way to develop your social enterprise skills.

When you complete all three courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.


To get an award you will need to upgrade all courses on this program, then qualify for a Certificate of Achievement on each course. To qualify you need to do at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests.

Once you have qualified for a Certificate of Achievement on every course you will receive a FutureLearn Award.

This program will require 9 weeks of learning and cost a total of $162.

Learn with social enterprise experts and practitioners worldwide

For more than 130 years Middlesex University has been home to great minds with a determined and unwavering ambition to improve our world through teaching, learning and research.

The Social Enterprise program has been prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the JSiE (Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council.

Co-created with JSiE

The program has been co-created with JSiE, a social innovation lab at O.P. Jindal Global University in North India. It strengthens the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex social and environmental problems.

Learning outcomes

This program is intended for anyone interested in learning more about social enterprise, including entrepreneurs, charities and students. By the end, you will be able to:

  • explore the diverse world of social enterprise;
  • evaluate your social enterprise idea;
  • design your social enterprise model;
  • apply your social enterprise model in the market;
  • assess sources of funding and investment;
  • measure social impact;
  • and produce a plan to scale and sustain your social enterprise.
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