INSTRUCTOR: Kate Sackman
SCHEDULE: Wednesday 10:00AM – 12:45PM
This course explores the social, economic and political complexities of social ventures with a focus on social entrepreneurship. Alternative forms of social entrepreneurship are explored in depth in order to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each business model, and their impacts on communities around the globe. Using six Harvard Business Review cases each semester, students will examine how to address social needs by developing an entrepreneurial venture. This interdisciplinary class brings together students from various academic backgrounds and interests to find comprehensive strategies and solutions to address important issues. Lectures, case studies and readings will prepare students to analyze a social challenge, come up with a business plan for a start-up enterprise as a team, and prepare to present their strategy to potential investors. Teams can be selected to submit their business plan to a global competition partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative.