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Prerequisites: Minor status in Entrepreneurship OR Certificate of Entrepreneurship OR Instructor Consent.
This course will introduce students to the rapidly-growing field of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will examine wide variety of approaches to solving social problems that use tools traditionally employed in business. The emphasis is on innovation and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. In this course, students will look at the ways: (1) incumbent organizations are attempting to solve social problems; (2) entrepreneurs (in startups, nonprofits, government and corporations) are working on those same problems; (3) governments are transforming the way they provide services, measure outcomes and partner with others; (4) philanthropy is being redefined; (5) data are being used to gain insights into social problems. The course is open to students in all majors.