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Add Social Entrepreneurship to your spring courses

Areas of Study , Coursework , Entrepreneurship Stories | Oct 11, 2012 |

Social entrepreneurship is gaining ground in the business world — which makes this a great time to learn all about it.

Consider enrolling in the Social Entrepreneurship course next semester.

Social companies, so named because they have a benefit to society built directly into their business model, embody of one of the principles of a Gabelli School education: that an enterprise can turn a profit and advance the cause of others at the same time.

The course below will give you a thorough introduction to the social business concept. It counts toward the Sustainable Business minor and is open to both Gabelli School and Fordham College at Rose Hill students.

Talk to your class dean if you’re interested, or e-mail Professor Michael Pirson.

Social Entrepreneurship: An Introduction
This course discusses ways of creating social value through the principles of entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing movement that is blurring the boundaries between government, business, and the NGO sector. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem, spread the solution, and change the system by persuading entire societies to take new leaps. We study examples of successful social entrepreneurs, such as Mohammad Yunus (Nobel Laureate, 2006) and identify patterns that promote positive social change.

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